My husband and I went on a date this afternoon to the movies. This doesn't happen all that often. Usually we are disappointed in the movie we see, but this time we were very impressed. We saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire. This is an outstanding movie!!! The movie takes place in India, which of course is close to our hearts. The story line is pure genius. This movie touches on so many subjects and emotions. It is a love story mixed with sacrifice, survival, abuse, betrayal, greed, corruption, poverty, perseverance, which leave you speechless.
With having traveled to India a short time ago several scenes from the movie were like flashbacks for us. I would highly recommend this movie. It is violent and has a bit of language, but the storyline and basis of the movie overrides all of that. I would be curious to see what your take is on this movie if you see it.
Here is the description of the movie -
The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out...
An illiterate kid looks to become a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be A Millionaire in order to re-establish contact with the girl he loves, who is an ardent fan of the show.
Art/Foreign, Comedy, Drama, Adaptation and Teen
November 12th, 2008 (limited)
R for some violence, disturbing images and language.
4 days ago