* Selim shooting Maman. As dickish as Selim is, Maman is such a monster that it's impossible not to cheer.
* Jamal figuring out the host's scheme to feed him a wrong answer, and turning it back on him.
* The dance sequence, which counts more for CrowningMusicOfAwesome
** A.R.Rahman, India's leading composer, explores a great variety of music in the film, both traditional and modern, sometimes [[XMeetsY even a mixture]]. The result? One hell of a soundtrack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRbPmybswHE Here is the entire dance sequence, if you don't believe it.]]
* After exhausting a ChekhovsArmory's worth of life experiences to draw his answers from, after using up all of his three lifelines, Jamal [[spoiler:honestly doesn't know the answer to the final 20-million-rupee question and '''makes a guess'''.]] And you know what? [[spoiler:He wins!]]