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Ram Mohammad Thomas is a contestant on a hit Indian TV game show. Stars Anand Tiwari.

Ram Mohammad Thomas is a contestant on a hit Indian TV game show. Will his difficult upbringing help him win? Stars Anand Tiwari.

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The conclusion of Vikas Swarup's novel. Starring Anand Tiwari.

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Thomas's ulterior motive for being on the show is revealed.

By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

Thomas is one question away from winning the billion-rupee prize, but the producers can't afford the payout and will do anything to stop him.

But Thomas has an ulterior motive for being on the show and he will not leave without getting his revenge on the show's host Prem Kumar.

Thomas....Anand Tiwari

  • prem kumar....sohrab ardeshir
  • tv producer....jayant kripalani
  • vikas....rohit malkani

    directed by John Dryden

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    Ram Mohammad Thomas is a contestant on a hit Indian TV game show.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    Will his difficult upbringing help him win? Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    1/10.

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    Street kid Ram Mohammad Thomas is a contestant on the hit Indian TV show Who Will Win a Billion.

    As he ponders over the first question, his thoughts drift back to his childhood in Delhi.

    A baby abandoned on the steps of a church, Thomas was brought up by a well-meaning priest, until he was abandoned yet again.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Father Francis....Henry Goodman

    Young Thomas....Caran Arora

    Father John....Rajit Kapur

    Other parts played by Kenneth Desai, Ashley Cook and Vikrant Chaturvedi.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    On the game show, Thomas has got the first question right but has eight more left.

    Can Thomas win a billion on an Indian game show? He's got the first question right but has eight more left.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    2/10.

    10,000 Rupees

    Now 16, Thomas lives in a decrepit slum in Mumbai with his best friend Salim.

    When Shantaram, an alcoholic scientist down on his luck, moves in next door with his wife and daughter, Thomas has to protect them from his violent outbursts, with tragic consequences.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Shantaram....Kenneth Desai

    Mrs Shantaram....Ayeesha Menon

    Gudiya....Pooja Ruparel

    Other parts played by Rajit Kapur and Nadir Khan.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    Thomas delves into his past, hoping to find the right answer and win a life-changing sum.

    TV show contestant Thomas delves into his troubled past, hoping to find the right answer and win a life-changing sum.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    3/10.

    50,000 Rupees

    Thomas has to delve back into his childhood in search of the answer to the next question.

    Adopted from an orphanage by evil gangster Babu, Thomas and his friend Salim are taken to Mumbai where they are to be maimed and put on the streets to beg.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Young Thomas....Caran Arora

    Young Salim....Armaan Malik

    Babu....Vikrant Chaturvedi

    Other parts played by Satchit Puranik, Kenneth Desai, Jaimini Pathak and Rohit Malkani.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    Thomas' time spent working for an Australian Colonel proves useful.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    Thomas' time spent working for an Australian Colonel proves useful when he answers the next quiz question.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    4/10.

    100,000 Rupees

    The next question takes Thomas to his teenage years.

    Working as the houseboy of Australian defence attache Colonel Taylor, he becomes embroiled in a spy scandal.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Colonel Taylor....Henry Goodman

    Jai....Jaimini Pathak

    Other parts played by Ashley Cook, Sarah Sproull and Nadir Khan.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    20090606 (BBC7)

    Sitting in the hot seat, ready for his next quiz question, Thomas remembers being reunited with Salim.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    Waiting for his next quiz question, Thomas remembers being reunited with Salim.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    5/10.

    500,000 Rupees

    Thomas's next question is from the world of cricket.

    Fortunately, a chance encounter with his best friend Salim, who tells of how he got his revenge on the notorious Babu, provides Thomas with the answer.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Salim....Nadir Khan

    Ahmad Bhai....Jayant Kripalani

    Other parts played by Ayeesha Menon, Rohit Malkani, Kenneth Desai and Jaimini Pathak.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    An incident with a gun helps Thomas answer the next question.

    An incident with a gun helps Thomas answer the next question, despite the quizmaster's efforts to thwart him.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    6/10.

    1,000,000 Rupees

    With two years of his salary strapped to his belt, Thomas boards a train back to Mumbai, only to be woken up in the middle of the night by bandits.

    The experience helps him answer a vital question.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Meenakshi....Ratnabali Bhattacharjee

    Akshay....Trikash Karkera

    Dacoit....Rajit Kapur

    Other parts played by Jayant Kripalani, Devika Shahani-Punjabi and Pushan Kripalani.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    Can Thomas' encounters with the Tragedy Queen help him reach the next stage of the game?

    Can Thomas' encounters with the Tragedy Queen help him reach the next stage of the game? Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    7/10.

    10,000,000 Rupees

    Thomas must answer a difficult question about famous Bollywood star Neelima Kumari.

    Fortunately, he was once her houseboy, witnessing how the tragedies she played out on screen become a part of her real life.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Young Thomas....Caran Arora

    Neelima Kumari....Radhika Mital

    Other parts played by Armaan Malik, Rajit Kapur and Nadir Khan.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan '07 season.

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    20090611 (BBC7)

    The sneaky quizmaster shows his true colours in an attempt to derail hopeful champ Thomas.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    8/10.

    100,000,000 Rupees

    Thomas draws on his experience as an unofficial guide at the Taj Mahal.

    His friendship with another homeless kid leads to a cruel twist of fate and a horrific discovery.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Shankar....Rohit Malkani

    Swapna Devi....Devika Shahani-Punjabi

    Darshan....Jamini Pathak

    Other parts played by Pushan Kripalani, Nadir Khan and Rohit Malkani.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    Thomas is stumped, so he phones a friend in hope of an answer.

    Stars Anand Tiwari.

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    9/10.

    100,000,000 Rupees

    Thomas is finally stumped by a question.

    His thoughts lead him back to his first love Nita, a young prostitute he met in Agra.

    When she is physically abused by one of her clients, Thomas knows what he has to do.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    Nita....Radhika Apte

    Neeraj....Jaimini Pathak

    Utpal....Kenneth Desai

    Other parts played by Rohit Malkani, Pushan Kripalani and Nadir Khan.

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.

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    Thomas' big moment arrives.

    Will he win or lose the biggest cash prize ever offered on Indian TV? Stars Anand Tiwari.

    Will he win the biggest cash prize ever offered on Indian TV?

    By Ayeesha Menon, from the novel by Vikas Swarup.

    10/10.

    1,000,000,000 Rupees

    Thomas is one question away from winning the billion-rupee prize, but the producers can't afford the payout and will do anything to stop him.

    But Thomas has an ulterior motive for being on the show and he will not leave without getting his revenge on the show's host, Prem Kumar.

    Thomas....Anand Tiwari

    Prem Kumar....Sohrab Ardeshir

    TV Producer....Jayant Kripalani

    Vikas....Rohit Malkani

    Directed by John Dryden.

    Part of the India and Pakistan 07 season.