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Navigating the heart of a foreign land for 'Slumdog'

Director Danny Boyle finds his way in India

Dev Patel (above, left) plays a kid from an Indian shantytown who becomes a contestant on a quiz show with Anil Kapoor the host in ''Slumdog Millionaire,'' directed by Danny Boyle (below), who spent eight months in Mumbai working on the film. Dev Patel (above, left) plays a kid from an Indian shantytown who becomes a contestant on a quiz show with Anil Kapoor the host in ''Slumdog Millionaire,'' directed by Danny Boyle (below), who spent eight months in Mumbai working on the film. (Ishika Mohan/Fox Searchlight via bloomberg news)
By Joel Brown
Globe Correspondent / November 16, 2008

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Danny Boyle stepped off the plane in Mumbai, and India hit him smack in the face. (Full article: 1246 words)

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