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Movies 2009: Slumdog Millionaire

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The movie shows how a ‘chaiwala’ makes a dream run at a popular game show to become a millionaire
overnight. The movie has a racy screenplay, and was enjoyable to watch .

images It has all the ingredients of a typical masala movie . Everything including the very lucky ‘just in time escapes from villains’ to ‘picking the phone calls by  the right people at the right time’ .  The movie depicts Mumbai during various times in the life of the hero. Unfortunately it shows all the grey /shady parts of Mumbai.

I fail to understand when Quantum of Solace shows esoteric unheard of places,road side shops in Europe.
Whereas if the movie happens in India its always slums,the Taj , brothels and beggars (and now call centers) ..sigh..

The background music is quite subtle . The songs fail to make an impression ,except for one  tune that reminded me of a humming in another movie by Rehman. Rehman’s music is great , but this is not one of his best.

Slumdog Millionaire is watchable once,if you forgive the director for some stereotypical descriptions about India .  A corner of my heart says that this movie should not get the Oscars this year. It should be TDK !

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Written by sujai

January 26, 2009 at 10:54 pm

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  1. That’s true. And all such media which depict the sorry state India is in turn out to be very very popular.

    Just like this article – some truth, but mostly bullshit!

    http://blog.uncool.in/2009/01/19/computer-science-fail-higher-education-in-india/

    Raj

    January 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  2. Very true Sujai.
    This is not the best of all Rahman’s music.
    If this movie gets an Oscar, then, I wish there should be a “Best Music In Foreign Category” award that should be started.
    We are going to bang it every year.

    Amruth Raj

    February 10, 2009 at 3:53 pm

  3. […] judged best movie of the year piping Avatar and Inglorious..  It was not surprising. After all, Slumdog won the Oscar last year leaving TDK behind.   But still I was curious to know how different this is […]


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