Saturday, January 10, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire




Simply superb ! Go watch it in theaters !
Jamal Malik, the destiny's child. "It's written"

8 comments:

Ram said...

Saw the movie and also thought it was excellent.

I only wish they had picked a local Indian kid for the lead role, since Dev Patel did not come through as a slumdog/chaiwalla, and that had to be overlooked.

Balu said...

@Ram

If you actually listen to one of the interviews, Boyle actually says they did interview lots of upcoming Bollywood stars... but most of these upcoming stars were well built with muscles and stuff.. so it was hard for them.. and also its a Brit movie for their audience and they wanted someone with that accent..

in fact the movie stars some real slum kids...

Best,
Balu.

Vandana said...

Yes, "It is written" ...The movie totally rocks !!! I was planning post on the same topic, but thanks, you saved the space :)

slumdog millionaire sucks said...

Slum Dog millionaire sucks man..

Read my review about this movie here..

http://www.fourthplane.com/2009/01/slumdog-millionare-sucks.html

Slum dog millionare sucks

Anonymous said...

To be honest....Slumdog Millionaire Sucks.....no depiction of truth...even if it is made docu type...yep it sucks big time....only darker side of mumbai is shown and in fact muslim women and men get too much freedom in India that is even not possible in pakistan as well as middle-east countries. The undying and lively spirit of Mumbai should also been shown. And yes this is recorded:It is only city in the world that after going through series of blasts since 1991 (of course conducted by muslim terrorists) still has peaceful ambience (because Hindus & Christains of Mumbai never strongly reacted). This element of tolerance was absent in the movie which makes it void in loss of facts...

Anne Zinta said...

To be honest....Slumdog Millionaire Sucks.....no depiction of truth...even if it is made docu type...yep it sucks big time....only darker side of mumbai is shown and in fact muslim women and men get too much freedom in India that is even not possible in pakistan as well as middle-east countries. The undying and lively spirit of Mumbai should also been shown. And yes this is recorded:It is only city in the world that after going through series of blasts since 1991 (of course conducted by muslim terrorists) still has peaceful ambience (because Hindus & Christains of Mumbai never strongly reacted). This element of tolerance was absent in the movie which makes it void in loss of facts............

Anonymous said...

While it is nice to see a movie based in India that doesn’t make it a great film.

The film is just a slightly above mediocre Hollywood movie that has Indian actors instead of Americans.

The film is ultra predictable, cheesy, and the characters are shallow.

Why does he fall in love with her? There is no real chemistry between the characters. The audience is given no reason to believe there is any connection there. Why does he like her? She is hot? That is it.

The good looking people get together and get rich, the bad and not as pretty people lose, die, get shot, The End. How many films are like this? Like a million…

This is style (cute kids, great scenery in the movie) over substance.

Anonymous said...

what a pile of......