In this essay I will discuss “Slumdog Millionaire”. I’ll try to focus on the main points of this movie. I think the main message is that a person with a strong and good moral will eventually succeed. I think that is the major issue raised while watching this movie. Slumdog millionaire is a movie about love, passion and hatred. It shows how 2 brothers choose very different roads to gain success. One wants money the other wants love.
In this movie, what defines success is also inner peace. And one of the brothers will never stop until he gets it.
In one of the scenes we see a group of people running through the slums of Mumbai. They kill many people; Jamal’s mother was beaten to death with a club. After this incident, Jamal, Salim and Latika run to safety. This is the first and maybe worst thing that the boys experience. They lost their mother and they also saw how much suffering the people was put through. People were burned, clubbed to death or mutilated.
All this causes a change in them, they have to rely on each other from now on. This is the start of their friendship. That is what I’ll be focusing on, the struggles and relationships between Jamal, Latika and Salim.
Early in the movie images of his own mom appear in Jamal’s dream. When he wakes up from his dream, he sees Latika outside the tent they are sleeping in. She is freezing, and Jamal feels sorry for her. He wants to let her inside the tent. He wants to make her their third musketeer. Salim disagrees. In the movie Salim is very dependent on Jamal. Not for protection but for brotherhood. He doesn’t want Latika to take his spot. He is maybe hiding a fear for losing his brother. The movie holds a sort of anger between Salim and Latika where they both want Jamal. After a while Latika is allowed in the tent and they share their names.
Jamal, Salim and Latika later meet a gangster named Maman. His entrance in the movie is a huge contrast to Jamal. He wears fine clothing