This is not our typical date movie. Nor is this the type of film in my league. In fact, it was only my unquenchable curiousity that led me to pester, even bribe Hubby in watching it with me.
So, was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY. Slumdog Millionaire is probably one of the most riveting stories of real life. No wonder this foreign language film scored big in the Golden Globes and is a current favorite in the Oscars. Director Danny Boyle did a marvelous job. The first few scenes, I admit, were kind of “heavy” . Poverty, violence, and despair seem to pop out of the screen. This is probably why there are mixed reviews about the film. In fact, our Indian brothers are miffed with it.
Slumdog Millionaire tells a story of a poor, uneducated 18 year old boy (Jamal Malik played by Dev Patel) from the slums of Mumbai who joins on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?”, and exceeds everyones expectations by knowing all the answers. Being so, Jamal has triggered suspicions of the gameshow host and the officials. Jamal’s story begins when he is arrested allegedly cheating the game.
A true crowd pleaser with its pure, raw representation of life…