Slumdog Millionaire

I honestly got to tell you, even thaw I saw a lot of movies with a lot of special effects, with heartbreaking stories with soreness and happiness none but absolutely none match this level of perfection. This is one truly exceptional movie and I cannot help myself to stop bringing more and more good remarks about it. Where to start? … The basic plot follows two young boys living in India, and from the start you will not get greeted with Hollywood scenes and sets but with India’s back alleys and with the hateful truth out there , which is either you are born filthy rich or dead poor. The movie depicts the level and conditions of witch over 70% of India’s population live in a most perfect way.

The 2 boys are inseparable, being brothers and all everything they do they do it together from good things to mainly bad things. But then you are interrupted to see a teenager being interrogated not in the most pleasant way by the local police force. The reason is that one of the boys made it to the well known “Who wants to be a millionaire” and is at the brink of winning 20 million rupi and he was suspected of cheating so he is being tested to see if he is telling the truth. Now here comes the best part … all the question that he was given were related in one way or another to his childhood, he is no genius, no mathematician, no scholar  he is just a normal teenager who lived throw out a series of events influencing him but also leaving their mark on him… which helped him at this game. So as you can imagine as the interrogation progresses the childhood of the main character is being told. From the simple questions from the start you will see that all the answers have a hurtful truth from the time his mother was killed due to religious disputes to the time he meet a girl who he feels close to and to the time he gets caught by “modern slave masters” who sell and subdue young children to beg for them. Yes it’s a hard and harsh fact to swallow but it depicts it very realistically and in some way opens your mind and tells you how grateful you need to be for the conditions in which you are living.

The movie follows the 2 brothers along their adventures until they grow up and things get more complicated and all 3 split in different directions. In the end Jamal K. Malik is allowed to continue to go on the show, although there would be a lot more to tell I don’t want to spoil the entire movie for you so I will let you see it for yourself. One thing can be learned from this movie and that definitely is to be happy with what you have and gratefully for it … good things do happen if you strive enough for them.

This entire movie is a wonderful piece of art witch Danny Boyle really made it shine beyond borders.

Rated: R for some violence, disturbing images and language
Runtime: 2 hrs
Genre: Dramas
Theatrical Release:Nov 12, 2008 Limited
Box Office: $77,203,055

Starring: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto
Director: Danny Boyle
Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy
Producer: Christian Colson
Composer: A.R. Rahman
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures


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