Jamal Malik, Indian raised in the slums of Mumbai, is involved in the program a Millionaire. Before the boy has time to answer the last question, the police arrested him. Police officers do not believe that it can have so much knowledge.
Torture and interrogate him, suspecting fraud. In testimony, Jamal tells the story of his life in the neighborhoods of poverty, the relationship with the criminal world and his love, which is presented as retrospection