January 20, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire : Movie Review
Slumdog Millionaire is a movie that goes right into the absolute must watch category. Now am not telling you this, just because it won a few international awards or anything. This movie is something that you cannot afford to miss. This movie is based on a novel Q&A written by Vikas Swarup and it quite simply justifies the fact that movies could be as good as the books. Directed by British director Danny Boyle, and Co-Directed by Loveleen Tandon, Slumdog Millionaire is the final product which couldn't be made better. This movie is so flawless that you will be absolutely spellbound once you're done watching it. The script is something that is written with caution and attention to detail, writer Simon Beaufoy has done an exceptional job with screenplay of the movie.
Slumdog Millionaire's protagonist Jamal Malik who's on the verge of winning the indian version of "Who wants to be a Millionaire", is arrested and interrogated suspecting him of Cheating. Now the movie starts off with Jamal Malik being questioned by the police. As he goes on to clear his fairness regarding every question that he had answered in the reality show is something to watch out for. Frankly, I don't want to reveal anything else in the movie. Its better you watch it for yourself. The movie revolves around Jamal Malik and his elder brother Salim Malik, and the things they go through to reach to the situation they're in, is something again to be given to the writer. Jamal Malik played by Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Tanay Hemant Cheda and Dev Patel as Youngest Jamal, Young Jamal and 20-yr Jamal respectively. The youngest Jamal being the most impressive and loved of the three. The casting is again so good, that every actor fits into in perfectly. The roles of Latika and Salim are so well written that the actors do a complete justice to the characters. The camera work is the other thing which needs to be keenly observed. Slumdog Millionaire simply scores in every department that you can think of.
How can i forget Mr.Rahman? He's the other person who adds in that soul to the movie. He's created a beautiful album with tracks that could be liked by all age groups. Latika's theme, Jai ho and O..Saya being most catchy ones.
Slumdog Millionaire is something that shouldn't be missed whatsoever.
I confess on watching the movie after downloading it from the Internet. But after watching it i realized that the effort the people behind movie is something that needs to be appreciated. So am planning to watch it again in the theatre once its released. And i would strongly suggest you all to go watch Slumdog Millionaire in the theatre only. Such movies needs to be supported and appreciated. And as far as the few things that's being criticized about SM and Danny Boyle is the fact that they depict Mumbai as a large slum and nothing else. I totally agree with them showing a little too much about Mumbai that's not completely true. But yet again, Mira Nair did the same in 1988 with Salaam Bombay. Movies on such subject needs to be shot in the right way. So as far as the pleasing the western audience by Danny Boyle goes, thats not completely true!
I simply give it a 10 on 10.
And ten thumbs up for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire.
It has reason for being in the IMDB top 250 movies. #34 to be precise.
This Impression By Rag @ 10:17 AM
I don't really knw...!!!!! Guess am more of a extrovert!! with a little hint of introvertic instance somewhere. "Main aur meri tanhayee aksar yeh baatein karte hain. Tum hote toh aisa hota Tum hote toh waisa hota"