Friday, December 26, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a tightly woven story that has been expertly edited into shape. The contrast between Jamal's upbringing and his chance of escaping it on the show are adeptly juxtaposed. Mumbai is portrayed as a place of terrifying poverty and unforgettable brutality, and Jamal and his brother get into a never-ending succession of challenging situations.

The story of Jamal Malik, 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 India's "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, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's 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. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.

For its Indian release, Slumdog Millionaire has been dubbed in Hindi, and re-titled Slumdog Millionaire: Kaun Banega Karorepati.

Starring: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Saurabh Shukla

Director: Danny Boyle



Reena said...

This seems to be a must-see

Anonymous said...

what's the release date?

Anonymous said...

I heard Allah Rakkha Rehman (A R Rehman as we all know) won the Best Original Score for his music at the Golden Globe Awards for this film

Megha said...

The release date is 23rd January.

Megha said...

Ya, thats true...AR Rehman won the Golden Globe award and made India proud..!