Saturday, March 7, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire, the best thing ever happened in films since Blade Runner. Tell me, can you find an Indian film, without any of the characters running around trees, in lush scenery, singing love songs that you and I don't understand. No dancing, no singing, no close up to character's face?
Then Slumdog Millionaire is your film, the only film which don't have singing and dancing.

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik (Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India¹s "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika (Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show¹s questions.

Each chapter of Jamal¹s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show¹s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show?

When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.

(Synopsis from

I strongly recommend you to watch the movie, its a movie about love, brotherly relationship, poverty, living from rags to riches and so. Its basically like a feel good movie. Go watch it, what are you waiting for. Go buy pirated DVD if you have to.

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