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    • by dbhattji
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      There has been a lot of reviews about this famous movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ so why another review? Well I want to express the views of many Indians like me who dare to think different. It is made by a British director Danny Boyle, so it may be considered a British movie but the movie is set in the slums and the city of Mumbai, India so it is very much an Indian movie for us.

      About the movie - It is a tale of an underdog,


      slumdweller who wins a million on the Millionaire show.

      Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is the “slumdog” who gets to appear on India’s version of the game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? He is illiterate but by chance he is asked questions that life has taught him and wins in the end in spite of being misled by the show host played by Anil Kapoor.

      The parallel story of his childhood, life in the slums of mumbai city, lost love and the final victory have all been highly acclaimed ...


      • and the film has won many awards.

        The harrowing picture of life in the slums of Mumbai may help them in winning oscar but it has portrayed mumbai as a place of terrifying poverty and brutality.

        There is some comic releif when Jamal goes through the toilet pit to get an autograph from Amitabh Bachchan, but it paints a very bad picture of India in the eyes of people who have never seen the beauty and tolerance of India and Indian people.

        Both Dev Patel and Madhur Mittal

        have given wonderful performance to challange any veteran actor.

        The blend of present questions and explanation of how he could answer correctly from his past has been handled very well but the rudeness shown by the host of the game - Anil Kapoor is not something you see on any Indian shows.

        The director should have at least studied the behaviour of Indians.

        Some may like it for it’s portayal of reality, some may ike it from a technical point of view but for all Indians it is not something to be proud of.




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