Sunday, January 18, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire स्लमडॉग मिलियनेयर

Jai Ho!!!
It's Written
from Rags to Riches

This feel good movie is based on the book "Q&A" by the Indian Diplomat Vikas Swarup. Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai (Bomaby when Jamal the protaganist was child. huh!) who appears on a game show and exceeds people's expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials. The movie successfully depicts the story of a slum dweller boy, the harder part of life which many of us could find difficult to chew. There is still a large part of society in India (not only India its a global phenomenon) which have yet not reaped the fruits of the economic uprising. Life in slums have become more difficult in recent years. But this movie is not just the story of this small timer boy Jamal but of the aspirations and dreams of hundreds and thousands of people out here in this country which hase been the eye of storm of economic developemnt (missing a little) with a galloping economy (not badly affected by the global economic meltdown). Its story of a nation, its story of the people, and not to forget its a love story. A life journey of a young man on his search for his lost love.

This movie has already snatched a handfull of prestigious awards (including 4 Gloden Globes) but it remains to be seen that will the movie will be able to garner enough support (and I Believe it will!!!) for itself to hit the jackpot (The Academy Awards). And partly because most awards have already been declared by the people (including Best Supporting Actor to ............ {yeah! Heath Ledger} The Joker from The Dark Knight, best animated Movie to Wall-E). The movie may be nominated for Best Director, Best Movie, Best Screenplay (adapted), Best Score and even Best Actor/Supporting Actor.

But never forget no one is underdog because afterall it's a Slumdog Millionaire. And the biggest question "?" Why the people across the world loving this movie?
[A] World is jealous of India
[B] West loves such portayal of "Third World"
[C] Movie shows the "Truth"
[D] Movie is lovable and worth-watching.

You know the answer!!!

P.S. Hey Presto! Sumdog won 8 oscars. (Best Movie, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Movie Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography)

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