Sunday, 25 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Great movie set in Mumbai.  Slumdog millionaire captures the hope of a Nation as a nobody is transformed into a somebody.  A classic tale of love triumphing over evil.  

Read the film's  synopsis


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.....

But as for the rest, go see the film. It's got that feel-good factor. And make sure you stay for the Bollywood-style credits.  As for me I'm off to Mumbai at the beginning of Feb to go and see for myself . . . . . 

1 comment:

MullanaNasruddin said...

I've just seen on the CMS website that there have been protests in Patna India about Slum dog millionaire demanding that the word dog be removed from the title
See more on the CMS website or on the movie website