Friday, February 06, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

UK 2008

Details  foxsearchlight

Seen 1 February 2009

Based on the book Q&A by Vikas Swarup, this film adaptation still gives us the basic story of a poor uneducated boy winning the Indian version of the television game show ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’.

The chances of that happening seem so remote that we are given a question by question tale of how the boy knows the answer. There is a day to day struggle to survive in the microcosm that is India, the family bond, brotherly love, loyalty and betrayal, and as always a love interest.

The director has made a good decision in using the Bollywood style of story telling for this movie, lots of short scenes with a pulsating and sometimes melancholic soundtrack at the appropriate moments. A competent cast that was in sync with each other made this movie a worthwhile watch.

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