The Slumdog Millionaire

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Slumdog Millionaire is a finest film made in recent times. Whatever accolades and nominations it is receiving are absolutely worth it. Danny Boyle portrays the tale of love, hope with a backdrop of slums from Maximum City “Mumbai” beautifully. In simple words this is a tale about love and hope. A. R. Rahman’s original musical score is pulsating for which, he has received 3 OSCAR nominations. He is truly a genius when it comes to blending indian and western classical and composing brilliant musical scores. (check out my old post on ARR) Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy is amazing. The way Simon Beaufoy has constructed the story is truly a master’s work. However, the screenplay has certain holes in the story as the links made as to how Jamal got specific answers like Amitabh Bachchan being the star of Zanjeer or Soordas being the author of the bhajan are oblique so you do wonder how Jamal would know the answers. On the other hand I felt that why need to spoon feed everything or explain everything in detail. From the scenes as a member of an audience I got an idea of how Jamal would have known all the answers. And again a legendary director Alfred Hitchcok has said “When drama starts logic ends” and here Danny Boyle has built a very beautiful, dramatic story. A must watch film and also a most authentic film made with Mumbai as a backdrop by outsiders.

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