Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Synopsis: Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai 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 India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?". But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Jamal proves his innocence by telling the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to each one of the game show's questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out... [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]
A realistic film taking a peek into the daily life and slums of India, showing how children are making a living to make ends meet and their extremely unhealthy slum living conditions. Common vices such as gangs, drugs and their operation are also dipicted. The cast system and their untolerance towards other religions are shown in the movie. In summary, it would say that the movie is realistic, touching and by taking a life journey though the main character, Jamal Malik, will simply blow you away. A must watch and its no wonder it just swept 8 awards in the 81st Academy Awards.
Rate: 4/5

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