* DawsonCasting: Avoided with Jamal (18-year old Dev Patel playing an 18-year old). Played straight with Latika (Freida Pinto was 25 then).
* DirectorDisplacement: This film had two credited directors (Creator/DannyBoyle and Loveleen Tandan) but Boyle got all the credit. Reportedly, Tandan directed much of the flashback sequences with Boyle while all of the present day scenes were done by Boyle himself. Tandan also was a casting director on the film.
* FakeNationality: Ethnically Indian Brit Dev Patel as Jamal.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Skins}} Anwar]] sure has come a long way.
** And the host of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'' is played by Creator/{{Anil|Kapoor}} '''[[Creator/AnilKapoor freaking]]''' [[Creator/AnilKapoor Kapoor]].
** And then there's [[Film/TheNamesake Gogol's dad]].
* LifeImitatesArt: Actors Dev Patel (Jamal) and Freida Pinto (Latika) are now a real-life couple.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Dev Patel and Freida Pinto became a couple while filming ''Slumdog Millionaire''. Pinto was engaged to someone else at the time, but broke it off.
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