A Film Review about “Slumdog Millionaire”
Theatrical release: 09-01-2009
Cast: Dev Patel , Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto Director: Danny Boyle
Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy
Producer: Christian Colson
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Have you ever asked yourself how long will love be? Will it be forever or just a few months, years? Have you ever believed in true love which can survive through hardship, selfish and so on? Have you ever persisted in loving even though love is based on poor condition? No matter whether you have done these or not, the movie --- Slumdog Millionaire---can teach you something, or maybe it can move you deeply. Some one criticized that this movie is too simple. The plot is common. But a Hollywood –style romantic melodrama that delivers major studio satisfactions in an ultra—modern way and is made on the streets of India with largely unknown stars by a British director who never makes the same movie twice can be simple? No, exactly. The major information that the movie shows is the great influence of love. According to the movie, Jamal first appears in the police station. He’s on the show called “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” and has been entered the final telecast. But he’s forced to say why he ---a slumdog who is not well educated ---can make the right choice of all the questions. And then Jamal has to tell the dubious police inspector how he comes to know what he does by telling his life story. His life is full of struggle,chance, luck and street smarts. Maybe the most important part is his love towards Latika. Based on the same destiny--they were both orphan—Jamal felt pity for her and invited her to join his brother Salim and him. They both were caught into a bad place, controlled by a bad man, only pretending to be begger to gain money. Dead or not dead was an obvious question putting ahead towards them. They escaped. However, Latika was...
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