Slumdog millionaire

This is the perfect epitome of how to make a movie (Makers of those dumb Indian flicks:Take a cue from this one) : Good direction,Awesome music,Excellent casting,Great storyline,Simply superb-overall

The movie really needs no introduction because it has been the talk of the world,ever since its release(and probably I'm the one who's running a li'l late to review it)!

If you haven't heard the story,already ,then this is it:The film is a romantic melodrama that follows the mysterious case of an Indian street orphan,Jamal Malik(Dev Patel), who wins the grand prize on "Who Wants to be A Millionaire" in order to reconnect with his lost love, Latika (Freida Pinto) - but was it all blind luck, or was he cheating?

The laudable contrivance in the movie is the nature of the very last question and what happens when it's asked, but by then the movie had me in its grasp and the ploy totally worked.

As for the movie's sound track,this is what I've got to say:




I'm speechless (literally)- A.R.Rahman rocks !! No stopping him! There's this particular track-Dreams on fire (the song isn't played in the movie ) - the sound track's played  every time Jamal and Latika happen to bump into each other and my oh my - Its the best music I've come across so far in 2009.When I hear this track I literally go someplace else and zap back to reality only after hearing it for atleast 5 times straight! :)

Above : One of my favourite scenes from the movie.

(I'm not a pro when it comes to reviewing...and this one definitely deserves more praise than what I've given!!! Hope it bags the Oscar)If you haven't watched it yet-"you have wasted half your lifetime"-Go to the movies!!!

5 stars and a biggggggggggggg thumbs up from my lounger !!!



February 4, 2009 at 4:18 AM

This is a typical crazy indian masala story done with a perfect packaging ya..It has wat a movie should contain..It makes u laugh makes u cry..Makes u think and makes u dream..And hope tat dreams come true..


February 4, 2009 at 4:22 AM

Love ur perspective :)


February 4, 2009 at 6:21 AM

A.R. Rahman simply rox in the movie. I hope he gets the Oscar this time with this performance. My favorite from the movie is the "Paper Planes"- The track played while the boys come in the train to Agra


February 21, 2009 at 9:13 AM

the movie is seriously good, although ppl say that it's just that coz bitching about India gets money, so ppl are into it. But the screenplay is simply amazing.


February 23, 2009 at 12:06 AM

Hi guys.. Happy tat Rahman got the Oscar for the movie.. U can download the full show from here..

  kamal kannan

March 14, 2009 at 12:56 AM

There is a difference between clever film-making and great film-making. Make no mistake, Danny Boyle is immensely clever. “Slumdog Millionaire” is made as an out-and-out “crowd-pleaser” through proper audience-targetting which is done in the same careful way the vijays target the lovey-dovey high school/college crowd and the Vijay kanths target the uber-patriots.

  kamal kannan

March 14, 2009 at 12:58 AM

Let’s say I made a movie about the US where an African-American boy born in the hood, has his mother sell him to a pedophile pop icon, after which he gets molested by a priest from his church, following which he gets tied up to the back of a truck and dragged on the road by KKK clansmen. Then he is arrested and sodomized by a policeman with a rod, after which he is attacked by a gang of illegal immigrants, and then uses these life experiences to win “Beauty and The Geek”.

Even though each of these incidents have actually happened in the United States of America, I would be accused of spinning a fantastic yarn that has no grounding in reality, that has no connection to the “American experience” and my motivations would be questioned, no matter how cinematically spectacular I made my movie.

  kamal kannan

March 14, 2009 at 1:00 AM

jus like the comentator in todays Ind-NZ cricket match said..

" Oh I love these Indains...look at em cheering their heroes...its jus like in the movie slumdog millionair where the boy jumps into that thing just to get an autograph...can u ever imagine us Newzealanders doing that...boy oh boy!"

Now that for me is a typical western mindset..this film just enforces that mith... A big disappointment!


March 14, 2009 at 2:46 AM

@ kamal :
that is one heck o' a comment..rather post :-)

I didn't know the one about the NZ commentator.That is a bummer,no doubt :-(
And your fabrication of the African-American boy..accentuates the point :-)

Well commented :D