Thursday, 25 June 2009

Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire (5*)


I finally had the chance to watch this critically acclaimed show and enjoyed it thoroughly.

the story is about a young man, Jamal, from the slums who got onto the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and wins 10 million rupees. However, the host thinks he has cheated and hence begins the investigation of his case. Through flashbacks, he tells of how each of his experiences helped him with the answers to the questions. We get a glimpse of the slums and life in India as the scene shuttles back and forth between present n past but is not chronologically mixed-up (i don't like chronologically mixed-up shows) because in present day, he is at the police station telling his stories... his childhood days, how his brother, Salim, and he made a living after their mother was killed by religious radicals and how he met the love of his life, Latika.

A moving tale of family, friendship and love worth watching, the show ends in true Bollywood fashion. The lovers meet at the train station, kiss and break out into a spontaneous but perfectly synchronised dance routine. Then suddenly, a whole lot of people appear behind them and the huge mass dance with seamless coordination. hahaha... so Bollywood =)

hm... but just a warning... you may not want to watch this (at least the first half an hour) while eating cos the slums look really dirty and there was a scene which showed Jamal taking a dump in a public toilet, which is just a make shift wooden hut on stilts with a hole at the bottom, sitting above an open cesspool =P the view was from the top so you could see what was beneathe =P and Jamal was trapped in there so the only way was to jump into the pool of waste and somehow crawl out >.< i totally lost my appetite there =PPPPPPPPPP