Corrected entry: To test Jamal's ignorance he is asked, and fails to know, that Gandhi on a high denomination currency note. Gandhi is on all Indian currency, smallest to largest. Even if he had never seen the really big bills, he would know Gandhi was on them.
Corrected entry: The end of the film shows Jamel with his cheque dated 20/10/2005. The cricket game where Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 99, which formed one of his questions, occurred on 26 June 2007.
Corrected entry: When Jamal is kicked in the face, there are several shots of his swollen eye. In one of them, the opposite eye is swollen.
Corrected entry: When Jamal uses a search system to find his brother, his typing speed is about 120 characters per second, which reveals him to be quite a skilled computer user. It's hard to believe that he'd have learned these specific skills anytime throughout his career.
Corrected entry: The Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, like its original British counterpart, require contestants to pass a "Fastest Fingers First" round before getting onto the "Hotseat", not starting with the host walking the contestant out (unless the game is continued, which when Jamal first appears, it is not).
Corrected entry: The show "Who wants to be a Millionaire" is not telecast live as shown in the movie. There is usually a gap of two to three weeks between the shoot and the actual telecast.
Corrected entry: While brother Salim owned a Colt, and indeed the Colt was the first revolver invented, at no time in the story was this detail ever given to Jamal, who answered this questions correctly on the game show. A scene must have been cut which would explain Jamal's first-hand knowledge of who invented the first revolver.
Corrected entry: In the car. the girl has a scar on her left cheek, then it changes to her right side in the final scene.
Corrected entry: In the show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' contestants are given safety stages. E.g. if they get the £64k question wrong they go home with £32k. In this film, Jamal is warned by the host that if he gets the final question wrong he loses everything
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Jamal is being shocked, he is being shocked by a single 12 volt car battery. 12 volts isn't enough to penetrate the skin and do any damage, you need closer to 30 volts and above.