Top 31 quotes from Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Quotes from movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
 
[Salim and Jamal are sitting on the edge of an apartment floor, under construction]

Older Salim:
That... used to be our slum. Can you believe that, huh?
[pointing at something]

Older Salim:
We used to live right there, man. Now, it's all business. India is at the center of the world now, bhai. And I... I am at the center... of the center. This is all Javed bhai's.
Jamal Malik:
Javed Khan... the gangster from our slum? You work for him?
Older Salim:
Come on, who else do you think would save us from Maman's guys, huh?
Jamal Malik:
What do you do for him?
Older Salim:
Anything he asks.
[pause in conversation, as Salim's phone rings]

Older Salim:
He's coming. You need to go now. Take my card.
Jamal Malik:
What for?
Older Salim:
You think I'm gonna let you out of my sights again, huh? You stay with me now, younger brother. Now, go. My place.
Jamal Malik:
Salim, where is Latika?
Older Salim:
Still...? She's gone, brother. Long gone. Now, go. Go to my place.
 
Prem Kumar:
[starting lines]
So Jamal, tell me something about yourself.
Jamal Malik:
I work in a call centre in Juhu.
Prem Kumar:
Phone basher! And what type of call centre would that be?
Jamal Malik:
XL5 mobile phones.
Prem Kumar:
Ohh... so you're the one who calls me up every single day of my life with special offers?
Jamal Malik:
Actually I'm an assistant.
Prem Kumar:
An assistant phone basher? And what does an assistant phone basher do exactly?
Jamal Malik:
I get tea for people and...
Prem Kumar:
Chaiwalah! Well ladies and gentlemen, Jamal Malik, garma garam chai dene walah from Mumbai, lets play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire!
 
Youngest Jamal:
I just need Maman to like my singing, and were in the money, big money Latika.
Youngest Latika:
And then what? Can we stop begging?
Youngest Jamal:
Begging? Are you kidding? We'll live in a big house on Harbour Road. You, me and Salim, the three musketeers.
Youngest Latika:
Harbour Road? Really?
Youngest Jamal:
Yes, in the moonlight. You and me. You'll dance with me won't you?
[dances]

Youngest Latika:
[laughs]
I hope you sing better than you dance.
 
Maman:
Jamal, time has come to turn professional.
Youngest Jamal:
Really?
Maman:
But first, let me hear that song Darshan Do Ghanshyam, my favorite bhajan.
Youngest Jamal:
[sings]
Darshan Do
[stops and commands]

Youngest Jamal:
Fifty rupees!
Maman:
[bewildered]

Youngest Jamal:
I'm a professional now, what to do?
Maman:
[laughs]
Cheeky little bugger!
 
Older Salim:
Left a message for you at work.
Jamal Malik:
There was no message.
Older Salim:
I definitely left a mess...
Jamal Malik:
There was no message! There was no message! THERE WAS NO MESSAGE!
Jamal Malik:
[Looks down at Salim starting to cry a little]

Jamal Malik:
I will never forgive you!
Older Salim:
I know.
 
Police Inspector:
[whispering]
Doctors... Lawyers... never get past 60 thousand rupees. He's won 10 million.
[pause]

Police Inspector:
What the hell can a slumdog possibly know?
Jamal Malik:
[quietly]
The answers.
[spits out blood]

Jamal Malik:
[quietly and gently]
I knew the answers.
 
Prem Kumar:
Final question for twenty million rupees, and he's smiling. I guess you know the answer.
Jamal Malik:
Do you believe it, I don't!
Prem Kumar:
You don't? So you take the ten million and walk?
Jamal Malik:
No. I'll play.
 
[after he admitted to his show's director that he tried to cheat out Jamal with a wrong answer on a question, after getting Jamal arrested]

Prem Kumar:
What does it matter? It's my show. It's... MY FUCKING SHOW!
 
Prem Kumar:
A few hours ago, you were giving chai for the phone walahs. And now you're richer than they will ever be. What a player!
Prem Kumar:
Ladies and gentlemen, what a player!
[audience applauds]
 
Prem Kumar:
Its getting hot in here.
Jamal Malik:
Are you nervous?
Prem Kumar:
[audience laughs]
What? Am I nervous ? Its you whos in the hot seat, my friend!
Jamal Malik:
Yes, sorry.
 
[after being beaten by a cop for vandalizing a car]

Jamal Malik:
[to an American tourist couple]
You wanted to see a bit of the real India?
Jamal Malik:
[angrily to the cop]
Here it is!
 
Jamal Malik:
I knew you'd be watching.
Latika:
I thought we would meet only in death.
Jamal Malik:
This is our destiny.
Latika:
Kiss me.
 
Prem Kumar:
So are you ready for the final question for 20 million rupees?
Jamal Malik:
No, but maybe its written, no?
Prem Kumar:
Maybe...
 
Middle Jamal:
[seeing the Taj Mahal]
Is this heaven?
Middle Salim:
You're not dead Jamal.
Middle Jamal:
What is it? Some hotel?
 
Police Inspector:
Money and women. The reasons for make most mistakes in life. Looks like you've mixed up both.
 
Latika:
You want to do something for me?
Jamal Malik:
Anything.
Latika:
Then forget me!
 
Middle Jamal:
The guide book was written by a bunch of lazy good-for-nothing Indian beggars!
 
Youngest Salim:
[giving a baby to Latika]
Keep her crying and you'll earn triple.
 
Jamal Malik:
When somebody asks me a question, I tell them the answer.
 
Jamal Malik:
If it wasn't for Rama and Allah, I'd still have a mother.
 
Jamal Malik:
I'll wait for you at the train station every day at five.
 
Shruti Seth:
Baali, keep up! The chaiwalah knows more than you.
 
Middle Salim:
Shut up! The man with the Colt 45 says shut up!
 
Youngest Jamal:
Since when is there a time limit on a crap?
 
Jamal Malik:
I love you.
Latika:
So what?
 
Latika:
I thought we'd be together only in death.
 
Police Inspector:
Well, well. The Slumdog Barks.
 
[his last lines]

Older Salim:
God is great!
 
Prem Kumar:
The chaiwalah has done it again!
 
Javed:
My enemy's enemy is a friend.
 
[last lines]

Latika:
Kiss me!
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