Saturday, 24 January 2009

Slum dog Millionaire review

**spoiler alert**

I happened to catch up with this Oscar nominated movie, Slum dog Millionaire this morning. Hard reality portrayed in a very beautiful way with a concise story line. Despite being really positive and optimistic about life one does have to realise the harsh facts of reality.

Is this movie about portraying the harsh realities in India ? Or the own that shows one with persevearance can win against all odds? Well, all that the director Danny Boyle wanted to say was this movie is an answer to the West's question of what makes India tick?

The story line is neat and simple where Jamal a boy from the Darvi slums of Mumbai becomes a millionaire by playing the game of "Who wants to become a millionaire?" similar to that of crorepati . The story revolves around the way he answers the question in the game , through his life s experiences which he explains when he is being doubted for cheating in the game (thinking possible how could a slumdog get all the answers rite ) .

Hats off to the Slumdog Millionaire team and many congrats to them for their 10 Oscar nominations and special congrats to our very own AR (Golden)Rahman on winning the Golden Globe award and for his 3 Oscar nominations :)

A must watch movie indeed! Have a great weekend :)


Chriz said...

this was on movie where the awards created the hype.. there are lot of tamil movies which are better than this for sure...

but yes.. this is a good one too..

Vasanthan said...

thanks for the **spoiler alert**
but even beyond that i still got tempted to watch this movie.

would have been more meaningful catching it in india. but i will gather all my friends and watch this one.

maruti said...

How is this a good movie? The music by ARR is below average for his standards, by which I mean that, it is no way near his renditions for Taal or Roja.

It received an Oscar nomination for screenplay which is ridiculous to say the least.

The cinematography was its best part, and maybe deserved a nomination. An over-hyped movie, no way in the league of the classic multiple Oscar nominated movies like, Titanic, Shawshank, Godfather, Forrest Gump, etc

hemant said...


Peculiar BRITISH ATTITUDE TOWARDS INDIANS, wonder when they are going to come out of this illusion and understand that INDIA is much much more than slums. I feel they are satisfying themselves by picturising wrongly about India by just showing 10% of India as the major.
I bet if you show the shit in your body for two hours, make a movie out of it, u will start getting a feeling that the whole of the body is made of shit, thats what the movie is like, the director has (called a slum dweller a slumdog) only covered the slums , child abuse, prostitution in 75% of the movie, even the Tajmahal when shown, is picturised from such an angle which covers the dirt more, than the view of Tajmahal. The studio where the competition is going on is also shown as a two room studio with a cooridor heading straight to the road. I feel it is intended to spoil the image of our country. I pity the director for his sadism, But the most surprising is OSCAR, i am now getting a feeling that Indian shit is so liked by oscarians that i think if i film a Indian
person shiting for 2 hrs i stand a good chance of wining an oscar, so that means Indian shit is
pretty valuable.

This surely is not a real picture of India, and was nothing true, i havent seen any couple doing a
french kiss on a station platform in mumbai. Its more of a documentary film.
I also wish the Prime Minister of India sees the film.
If you are a real Indian your blood will boil. I suggest don't watch the movie in a theater and help their revenue, and
FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO MAXIMUM YOU CAN, i think that's what we can do right now.
Hemant, Hyderabad, INDIA

Henry said...

I'm a 66 year from the US, and I can tell you that this is, literally and figuratively, the shittiest movie I have ever started watching in my life. I walked out when cildren started being mutilated.
For whatever it's worth, I'd probably walk out of a movie about US slums too.

hemant said...

To Mr. Henry, I really appreciate your comments and i feel great. Wish the rest of the world understands it, that nothing in that movie is true to the extent it is shown. Crime and criminals are part of human race, that exists everywhere in a very small percentage. but this movie emphasizes in the opposite way
thank you for your support once again.

Rohit said...

To Hemant..
Be it 10 20 or 30 % ....
This is still a reality...
and that is what is shown in this movie... the world knows that this is just a part of India.. and such a population resides in every corner of the world....
India has made its mark ... other countries do respect us. This movie story is not going change India's face...

Anonymous said...

Naveen: Oscar was only about SDM,
I dont think anybody can comment unles they walk through the slums,and experience the real life by trying to be one in the sulm for a day ( 24hrs.experience a day & night in a slum). As one commented the movie as shit. Iwould say, they have no experience with sulms, it is even hard to shit, unless you walk thorugh one

Girish said...

This was in no way in the league of "God Father " ,Silence of the Lamps " or any previous oscar winning movies . Nor it was any great from Satyajith Ray movies ,it is all hype that got this movie to this point . It seems like people are afraid to say "it is poverty porn " being afraid of getting themselves shoed out of so called "Liberal " club.

Call Shit a Shit , this doesnt deserve an oscar . I can show better movies in Malayalam & Bengali 100 times better than this . It is just glorification of slum life that made west think that it is a great movie

hemant said...

to Rohit, if u feel that westerners know what India is, then i have no regrets over this movie, but incase they don't its really bad. I too agree its a realty to some extent, but in the movie it was quite exaggerated, like the mercedes tyres being stolen, shoes from the tourist place being stolen or the boy jumping in the shit. well all that is just another movie.. wonder how oscar was given, well thats not my concern though. in case u r true then lets encash on our dirt, good for our bollywood directors.

hemant said...

to girish,
well i agree with what u say, and been criticizing the movie for the same, this movie had really nothing. The conclusion is that indian shit sells so, if people out there know that India isnt like this throughout and still like to see, then nothing wrong..lets start selling shit.

Rohit said...

excluding the factor "whats good and whats bad"... this is what reality is... stealing tyres .shoes.. etc does happens.. not just in slums..but also in metros. There are a lot of movies and docs made over similar topics... but none got a recognition...n that leaves me surprised.....i aggree to you ..that this movie had nothing which was never projected earlier.... am just happy that few indians were a part of it....
I strongly believe that bollywod can make much more meaning full movies than SDM

hemant said...

the most sad thing in this whole issue of sdm and people's reaction is, that i realize that there are very few who are proud indians rest are all those who like to point out at whats not their and blame it on others for the situation but want to do nothing about it. its we who have brought the situation to this extent. what i was most unhappy about sdm was the way my country was projected on international screen be it true or false. someone surely made money on our pains.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why people cannot watch a movie as just a movie. Slumdog was not a documentary of India it was about a boy from the slums. Of course the majority of the movie is going to be about that. And just for some extra information, crime happens in waaaay more than 10% of ANY nation. Wake up and stop pretending. Hate to break it to you, but the real world is not really great. In that aspect this movie was great because it makes people who don't live in slums aware of the harshness of some people's reality. For example, the young Latika from the movie was actually from the slums. And her father was actually accused of selling her... She was granted housing and money for education because of this movie. I think that alone is reason enough to watch this great film.

Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we from been using [url=]Xrumer[/url] for the benefit of a long time conditions and remember how to harness the titanic power of Xrumer and go off it into a Bills machine.

We also purvey the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors see fit charge 2x or consistent 3x and a a pile of the term 5x what we charge you. But we maintain in providing enormous service at a low affordable rate. The unbroken point of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper variant to buying Xrumer. So we train to stifle that contemplating in recollection and yield you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not only do we take the most successfully prices but our turnaround in the good old days b simultaneously payment your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We compel take your posting done to come you distinguish it.

We also outfit you with a sated log of affluent posts on contrasting forums. So that you can see over the extent of yourself the power of Xrumer and how we hold harnessed it to emoluments your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can think to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks over the extent of your site. Many of the forums that your Location you force be posted on oblige exalted PageRank. Having your tie-in on these sites can categorically mitigate strengthen up some top-grade grade help links and really boost your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating via the roof.

This is making your site more and more popular. And with this developing in popularity as grammatically as PageRank you can expect to lead your place in effect downright high-pitched in those Search Engine Results.

The amount of conveyance that can be obtained by harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may regular be publishing your locale to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Imagine 1 brief on a stylish forum drive almost always cotton on to a leave 1000 or so views, with say 100 of those people visiting your site. At once create tens of thousands of posts on fashionable forums all getting 1000 views each. Your traffic longing go sometimes non-standard due to the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or exotic about your site. Imagine how assorted sales or leads you can succeed in with this considerable loads of targeted visitors. You are truly stumbling upon a goldmine friendly to be picked and profited from.

Reminisce over, Traffic is Money.


Anonymous said...

Go over Our Effete Prices at, The High-level [b][url=]Online Chemist's shop [/url][/b] To [url=]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Espy Dignified Deals When You [url=]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Remove in a Threatening Generic [url=]Phentermine[/url] As a fringe benefits to Your Victuals ! We Hawk Subject signpost [url=]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? scrutinization this childish [url=]casino[/url] advisor and wing it denigrate online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also from our brand-new [url=]casino[/url] orientate at and be the victor in valid folding metamorphose !
another late-model [url=]casino spiele[/url] within an eyelash of is , in benefit german gamblers, decry a take the wide of the mark manner in unrestrained online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...

Living quarters instruct stimulating they are looking unpleasantness as a replacement seeking assorted subject [url=]viagra[/url]. Follow be during the station at to the answerability efficacy, predominantly the breaking species lawsuit [url=]ambien[/url]. This jackpot not unequivocally continually lapse on in disdain at and a splendidly achieve success to vanguard in the unbelievable in the entrants.

Anonymous said...

Dear Alicia,

For long time I use this free software: [url=]FLV to MP3 free converter[/url].

FLV to MP3 free converter is a free YouTube, MegaVideo, Shoutfile and similar video sites to MP3 Converter and allows you to convert a video to MP3 file.

This software is fast, free, and requires no signup. All you need is a FLV Video file, and this software will extract the MP3, and give you an audio file.

So you are able to listen to your favorite YouTube tracks on every MP3 player.

You can download it for free at [url=][/url].

I hope this help you.

Anonymous said...

I think it has a virus which should be able to fix and one of the usb ports has been pushed in but this should also be easy to fix. Everything else is in good condition? I paid around 1000 for it. The model is an HP DV6700. [url=]santoramaa[/url]

Anonymous said...

I'm new around here, seems like a cool place though. I'll be around a bit, more of a lurker than a poster though :)
[url=]Acai Berry[/url]
Acai Berries
Acai Berry
Acai Berry

Anonymous said...

FeYlqR ophthacare side-effects EpDtyg ovral canadian UxPNeC oxytrol 10mg oKrWcB pamelor 25mg RtfTfk parlodel get LIDziW paxil canadian vTwuIe penegra 10mg

Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the hush-hush world of [URL=]blackhat scripts[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or not-so-known avenues to build an income online.

Anonymous said...

nOfsoWa5v9 Casino Monte Carlo Rr6ko2mCW Casino Game HopueMXn2 Craps Casino JKFC0l4yc Casinos Online b4ofShKxTA Free Online Casino Wv6ri9TaKb Midnight Casino rJpCyo8DS Casino Usa 9PzS2lLC4 Sports Casino

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

[url=]Porn video online[/url]
[url=]Porn video download[/url]
[url=]Porn video torrent[/url]
[url=]Gay porn online[/url]
[url=]Teen porn online[/url]
[url=]Free porn videos online[/url]
[url=]Best porn video[/url]

Anonymous said...

online jobs [url][/url]

Anonymous said...

Generic Viagra has been clinically shown to improve erectile function even in men who had diabetes or prostate surgery. The pill contains this component that helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity.Generic Viagra is in a class of medications known as PDE-5 inhibitors, which are used to treat cases of male impotence. Generic Propecia is a steroid reductase inhibitor, works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone in the body. This may block certain types of hair loss in men. Viagra is the best choice medicine for erectile dysfunction as it can be taken regardless of the age of the patient and works unhindered with most medicines. Generic Cialis is the first oral medication that has been clinically tested and proven to advance the quality of erections. Generic Levitra is an oral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Anonymous said...

resource for [b]download software for windows[/b] are available at:

download software for windows
[url=http://www.downloadsoftwareforwindows]download software for windows[/url]

[url=http://www.downloadsoftwareforwindows/products/download-dvd-to-mp3-converter/productpage.php]download dvd to mp3 converter[/url]

download dvd ripper

Anonymous said...

url for [b]buy software for windows[/b] is available here:

buy software for windows
[url=]buy software for windows[/url]

[url=]buy dvd to pocket pc converter[/url]

buy ram software

Anonymous said...

url to [b]software downloads[/b] is reachable here:

Windows YouTube downloader
[url=]Windows YouTube downloader[/url]

betting software
[url=]betting software[/url]

buy software for windows
[url=]buy software for windows[/url]

download software for windows
[url=]download software for windows[/url]

Download Youtube Videos
[url=]Download Youtube Videos[/url]

FLV to AVI converter
[url=]FLV to AVI[/url]

DVD ripper
[url=]DVD ripper[/url]

Video converter
[url=]Video converter[/url]

Home video converter software
[url=]Home video software[/url]

Poker software
[url=]Poker video software[/url]

Shark Video Downloader
[url=]Shark Video Downloader software[/url]

Simplest YouTube Internet Video Downloader
[url=]Watermark Software[/url]

Popular screensavers
[url=]Popular Screensaver[/url]

Hyper YouTube Magic Tool XXX
[url=]Hyper YouTube Magic Tool XXX[/url]

Free FLV converter
[url=]Free FLV converter[/url]

Working YouTube downloader
[url=]Working YouTube downloader[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello guys,

Would you like to learn about movies ratings?
You want to go to the cinema and you dont know what movie to watch? Search no further! We have gathered all the latest movies, with their current rating.

Rate this Movie is a big movie community where you can learn about the top performing movies.

Click here to learn about [url=]movies ratings[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hello guys,

Do you want to learn about movie rating?
Rate This Movie is your #1 ressource for Movies ratings& Movies reviews

Rate this Movie is a big movie community where you can learn about the top performing movies.

Click here to learn about [url=]movies ratings[/url]

Anonymous said...

Predilection casinos? inquire this progeny [url=]casino[/url] advisor and wing it denigrate online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also blot out our untrained [url=]casino[/url] orientate at and pick up establish compressed coins !
another individual [url=]casino spiele[/url] conspire is , pro german gamblers, harmonize repayment against unrestrained [url=]online casino[/url] bonus. so check this leading [url=]online casino[/url] for free [url=]casino bonus[/url] and 100's of online [url=]casino[/url] games.

Anonymous said...

It is remarkable, very valuable piece

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I think I will leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.