Monday, 5 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire





Starring Dev Patel, Frieda Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irfan Khan.

Directed by Danny Boyle.

I'm not the biggest fan of Bollywood film's i was force fed them when i was little, the singing, the dancing, and even fake action sequences, don't even get me started on the melodramatic acting! I do admit that they are an important part of Indian culture and yeah, Bollywood actress are fit! I just don't think it's for me. If there's one Indian film i like its got to be Slumdog Millionaire.


Jamal Malik(Patel) is arrested and accused of cheating by police Jamal(Patel) a contestant on "Kaun Banega Crorepati" the Indian version of "Who Want's To Be A Millionaire". Having answered almost all the question's, Jamal(Patel) begins to tell the inspector of how he knew all the answers and how they tie in with his life. After living a life filled with heart ache and sorrow Jamal doesn't care about the money all he care's about is getting the girl of his dreams back. A girl called Malika(Pinto) his childhood sweetheart who was cruelly taken away from him. He's just hoping that's she's watching the show....


I'm normally a cynic i don't do movies that share tagline's like "heart warming" and "uplifting". But the film's pure genius in my view. This is a Bollywood film seen through the eyes of an Englishman. The cinematography is stunning and breath taking, Ive always wanted to go to India this makes want to go even more... With a film like this, you're wondering "ain't there no big name stars?!" Well... with a film like this, its best not to.... For an actor like Dev Patel, fresh from his appearance in the T.V series, Skins he not only proves himself as a capable leading actor, but also as the emotional heart of the film.


Like i said when i reviewed Transporter 3 it had a model who made her debut as an actress, it failed but on this occasion SD has the stunning Freida Pinto who plays Jamal's love interest, Malika. She looks like she's been acting for years and she's a natural in her performance. The rest of the cast ain't that bad either I've got to add that the perfomances by the child actors are noteworthy considering the fact they have experience in acting along with the fact, that they are actually from the slums. After filming wrapped up the director Danny Boyle ensured that they went to a school for the very first time. Later this week I'm hoping to interview two of the stars from the film, so I've got to start writing some questions. I'm hoping my review of SD has got you going to the cinema go on, i know you'll be surprised like i was...

3 comments:

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vinusoma said...
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vinusoma said...

Nice review m80... hope the interviews went well with the stars of the movies...