SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE / SLUMDOG CROREPATI: REVIEW

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With the news of Slumdog Millionaire's constant winning streak . I got curious to know what the heck's in the movie. And since its releasing on 23rd Jan and so are my annual papers, I thought when will piracy play its vital role. So I searched it over the net and finally found the English version of it on orkut.

a still from slumdog millionare

Plotty Potty:

Based on Vikas Swarup's novel "Questions and Answers", Slumdog Millionaire is a not-so-ordinary rags to riches story of a boy named Jamal Malik told in a not-so-ordinary way.

Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) participates in Kaun Banega Crorepati ( Indian version of Who Wants to Be A Millionare) to find his childhood love Latika (Freida Pinto) where he is accused of cheating.

The movie starts with Jamal being interrogated by the police about how he knew the answers to all the questions. The movie unfolds as Jamal narrates his sour n' sweet experiences behind every answer.


So is the movie really so good?

  1. Ya b) No c) Not really d) Damn' You

and the answer is… 'c' … Slightly overrated and over-awarded.

And about the acting ?

  1. Fine b) Yuck c) Good d) Brillaint


And the answer is… 'c'

It could have been brilliant.

Though the acting is well ( neither good nor bad) but the movie in English is a little bit undigestible. Plus that Mr. Salim, as he grows not only his English improves but he starts speaking with a lil' bit of brit accent (not even gujarati Patel). Anil Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla were good. Irrfan Khan looked boozed. Latika (Freida Pinto) looked beautiful and acted beautifully.

Kudos to the child artists in the movie, especially the youngest Jamal and his brother Salim.

The movie has got its own flaws (KBC was never telecasted live) but the director Danny Boyle knew how to hide the flaws with his intelligent story-telling.

Soundtrack:

The background score by AR Rahman goes along the mood of the movie (the O Saiyya,Ringa Ringa,Sitar music)

Craziest Scene:

When youngest Jamal jumps in shit to get the autograph of Amitabh Bachchan (the fake one)

Coolest Scene:

Old bollywood style of increasing the age, but I really liked the scene when youngest Jamal tries to steal the food from the train.

Sucking Scene:

The AR Rahman's 'Jai Ho' comes before/along the credits with a damn' dance number (which looked similar to ek challis ki last local's kya hua jo lari chuti… but this one was more weird looking)

When expectations exceed, celestial bodies decrease.

For Slumdog Millionare

19 burps:

RINZU SUSAN RAJAN said...

good review of the movie...

looking 4ward to it

sanz360 said...

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Unpretentious Diva said...

seems its a good movie :)

sameer kulkarni said...

well yea......the movie has its flaws but are outnumbered by the goodies. the chase scene in beginning when kids are chased by a cops is awesome. And A R Rahman at its best.

Dan* said...

will check it out :P

S.Ganesh Kumar said...

Quote surprising to see a balanced and normal appreciation for for this film here compared to the immense praises showered on it by many critics and viewers in other sites/blogs/media.Anyway,I would watch this film soon!:)

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TechPaparazzi said...

havnt seen this movie ,....but have listen good abt it...and review gives a good picture

maxi said...

nice review!

i am not really a bollywood fan but i have seem some films which are really good.

thanks for the tip for this one!

can we please exchange links?

ANDROID!!! said...

brilliant review! saw the movie it's ok not greator anything....agree with Mr. Bachan Indian films showing poor win awards abroad!

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Mike said...

Slumdog Millionnaire is a very beautiful film, I absolutely loved it.

sumit said...

Actually movie is good, its not at all overrated. Its just that it got recognition due to language. Many Indian movie's are good but it's just the recognition that counts..

Sam said...

Good review of the movie.. Danny Boyle couldn’t have timed his resurrection as a populist director much better than this. Half the planet is desperate to enjoy a feel-good hit that doesn’t involve Abba songs.

strike said...

Thanks for the good review.....I liked this movie very much..This movie is very interesting ..i downloaded this movie from the internet...you can also Download Slumdog Millionaire movie from the internet....

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