Slumdog Millionaire-movie review
January 15, 2009 § 18 Comments
Image from here.
Usually,when I write a movie review in my blog,I feel guilty,that I am writing something which is not really what I want to write,but i am doing it for the hits(albeit the fact,that I write reviews only for movies which make an impression).But this movie is different.
No doubt AR.Rahman,fully deserves the Golden Globe.In fact,this is a movie which deserves the Oscars.The directing,dialogues,acting,camera,this,that and everything was perfect.
The movie is about a boy(or man) ,18 years old,from the world famous slums of Mumbai.He goes on to will Rs.20,00,000/- in a reality show-Who wants to be a millionaire? The role of the protagonist is played by Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Chheda and Dev Patel.
Jamal Malik,is being questioned in the police station-how on earth,did a slumdog,manage to get into a position ,where if he answers the next question,he would be a Millionaire twenty times over? The usual cinema style portrayal of the Indian police,kicks of the movie.But when he faints during the shock treatment. The police inspector(Irrfan Khan),decides to question in a more humane way.
As each question of the previous night,is roled out,Jamal narrates,how he knew the answer.He goes on to narrate the grim life of a “slumdog”.He knew an answer to a question,because his mom was killed in communal violence,he knew another,thanks to the people who make children beg and almost took his eyes away.The role of the show host is played by Anil Kapoor.
The “Three Muskeeters”(the book by Alexander Dumas,ha!another one to read),all are untied after the communal violence.In the end,it is all for the third Muskeeters ;”For you, a thousand times over….” from the book “The Kite Runner”,aptly describes the movie.The three Muskeeters are Jamal,Salim( Jamal’s elder brother,played by Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail,Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala and Madhur Mittal) and Lathika(Freida Pinto,Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar,Rubiana Ali).
It is truly a candid movie.It decepits the dirty world of slum.It also shows us,how “dons” are born.This being a English movie,does provoke a feeling,”they always portray India like this” , but then how are we going to make them change it?
I don’t want to reveal anything about the movie.I would give it a 5/5.Only thing there a few scenes which might make a few people cry.Would say a above 15 film(I don’t kids will really appreciate,a kid being blinded,so as to beg,gruesome indeed).
Thanks to wiki for the names.If you want a detalied review,you can find it there.
I too have downloaded it..will watch it soon.
Thanks for the review. I haven’t still watched it. Hope to catch it in a theater soon or wait for DVD.
Have you watched Kite Runner, the movie?
Hmm, everyone is watching the pirated versions. I am waiting for the release on the 23rd.
Dude its Brilliant, toooo good.
“He goes on to will Rs.20,00,000/- ” is nt that win :d
hope it wud bag the oscar 🙂
@reema: I got the DVD 🙂
@solilo:The DVD is out..hmm…I have read the book… 🙂
Nice review!I love the music 🙂
SDM really was one hell of a movie!
I saw the movie… nicely taken and worth spending your time watching…
A perfect combination of all
Great post. I saw the movie. Its great.
Check out my post on the same topic.
Oh no, this was a lot like the Dark Knight. It is so good that you want people too know what they are missing if they plan to miss it! And Vishesh, you are in class 12, take a cue from Priya and study. LOL. (I am saying that because I don’t even find enough time to read your massive posts)
This being a English movie,does provoke a feeling,”they always portray India like this”
I know it’s difficult, but sometimes, it takes outsiders to tell us what we fail to see about our own country.
but then how are we going to make them change it?
It’s not a wise thing to blame the messenger and ignore the message/warning. There is no need to make them change it. What needs to be done is to create opportunities so that people don’t have to live in such pathethic conditions.
where did you download the movie?
its an awesome movie ..
I just loved it .
by the way the video has been removed .. 😦
i just loved it, ilove u dev
i liked d muvie…..but more dan dat i liked ashutosh lobo gajiwlaa a lot…..d guy made me fal in luv wid him……too gud…kip it up
indeed great!!! i just finished watching it!!wishing for a sequel…inshallah!!