Slumdog Millionaire, an English movie, based on the award-winning novel of Indian Diplomat Vikas Swarup, won three awards at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAS) ceremony.
The story of the Danny Boyle's film featuring Anil Kapoor revolves around a Mumbai teenage boy who astounds all by doing well on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', Indian version of 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire' quiz show.
The film won the award in the category of best film, best director and best newcomer (for its British lead actor). The young lead actor of Slumdog Millionaire, Harrow-born Dev Patel, best known to British audiences as Anwar in E4's Skins, won the best newcomer award.
The film tells the story of a Mumbai street child. As he does well on the quiz show, flashbacks chronicle his life, the realities of which Danny Boyle does not flinch from showing.
Boyle's film, a third of which is spoken in Hindi opens in the UK on January 9 but has already done well at the festival circuit and opened to fantastic reviews in the US.