Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. Based on the book Q and A by Vikas Swarup, the film - shot and set in India, follows a young street beggar who appears on a game show and exceeds people's expectations, raising suspicions from the game show host and law enforcement. Featuring music and score from composer A. R. Rahman who stated he was aiming for "mixing modern India and the old India though this story 'could happen anywhere.' The tracks feature A. R. Rahman, M.i.a., Alka Yagnik, Ila Arun , Palakkad Sriram, Madhumitha, Suzanne, Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoi, Blaaze, Tanvi Shah, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer.
"Danny Boyle has upped the ante by hiring the great A.R. Rahman, the king of Bollywood music, to contribute one of his unmistakable propulsive scores." -- Kenny Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The film is a visual wonder, propelled by A.R. Rahman's hip-hopping score and Chris Dickens' kinetic editing." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The propulsive score, by Bollywood soundtrack auteur A. R. Rahman, is hip-hop fusion of a very up-to-date kind" -- Kurt Loder, MTV.COM