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Slumdog Millionaire

Name writer: Vikas Swarup Book title: Slumdog millionaire Publishing year: 2005 Summary The story starts with the moment at which Ram Mohammed Thomas is arrested by the police. He has just won an enormous amount of money, namely one billion rupees. All that by winning a quiz-show called ‘Who will win a Billion’ a quiz show that is similar to the show that we know as ‘Lotto weekend millionaires’. The problem is that the company who made the show just doesn’t want to believe that a poor, 18 years...

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Slumdog Millionaire

in such a manner as to harm others or deviate from morality; however is a “bad” choice justifiable if it was an act based on survival? The film, Slumdog Millionaire, based on the bestselling novel Q and A by Indian diplomat, Vikas Swarup and directed by Danny Boyle, exposes unethical principles and topics in a confronting manner. Slumdog Millionaire was set in the slums of the most populous city in India, Mumbai. Life in Mumbai presented countless complications for Jamal Malik, the main character...

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have ‘made peace’ with one another if they hadn’t have survived the challenges they faced growing up. The film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ explores the topic of poverty in a way ta makes it a relatable and entertaining film for all. There is a strong link between poverty and crime where young people are forced through desperation to earn money illegally. Throughout the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, the character Salim is constantly battling between his alter ego - the power-hunting rebel that lands him in...

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Slumdog Millionaire Essay

Slumdog Millionaire Essay An interesting and important character: Slumdog Millionaire was a worldwide movie sensation as it engages with a wide range of social issues and universal desires. An important and interesting character in the film is Salim Malik, brother to the main character, Jamal. Salim is heavily contrasted to his brother and becomes a main antagonist in the narrative. Director Danny Boyle uses multiple visual and verbal techniques to reveal Salim’s violent and greedy tendencies...

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Slumdog Millionaire Fate Essay

“Your destiny is in your hands brother” To what extent do the characters in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ have control over their own fate? Throughout the course of the film, each character displays differing amounts of control over their lives. Latika has limited influence over her destiny unlike Salim who has the most. Jamal however, experiences a mix of influences as well as his own decisions which influence his fate. Latika lives her life making minimal decisions about her destiny. As a young...

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Violence and Corruption Analysis: Slumdog Millionaire

Violence and Corruption – Distinctive Images in the Opening Scene The opening sequence of Slumdog Millionaire creates distinctive images that overwhelm the audience and foregrounds the concept of violence and entrapment. The film confronts the viewer from the first frame where an extreme close up of Jamal’s restrained torso is presented. The camera then pans to again focus on an extreme close up of his frightened face to emphasise the brutality and helplessness of his situation The juxtaposition...

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Comparative Essay Between Star Wars and Slumdog Millionaire

Star wars trilogy was directed by George Lucas (the director and creator of the Star Wars franchise) whereas Slumdog Millionaire on the other hand was directed by Danny Boyle. Even though both films were directed by different directors they both introduce the theme of the underdog battling their social circumstances to create a better life for themselves. This can be seen by Jamal Malik a Slumdog from the slums of Bombay (later Mumbai) who fights to get the girl and to change his circumstances and Anakin...

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To What Extent Is Slumdog Millionaire an Accurate Representation of Modern India?

Slumdog Millionaire is a British Drama Film, set in India. India is the second largest country by area in Asia, and with over 1.2 billion people it is the second most populous country in the world, after China. The film was released in 2008 and portrays the different aspects of India as a country. Throughout the film different themes are addressed especially the issue of poverty. The word Slumdog refers to someone who lives in a slum, as does Jamal Malik the protagonist in the film. During...

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Slumdog millionaire

 Slumdog Millionaire The movie that I’ve watched in class the past lessons is called Slumdog Millionaire. It is about Jamal Malik and the story of his life. He is an eighteen-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. Jamal is in the race for money on the Indian version of ‘‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’’. Because of his extreme knowledge he is suspected to be cheating. The police can’t really believe that a boy from the slums is smart enough to get that far in the contest. In order to convince...

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire The two brothers Jamal and Samil are orphans who lost their mother in an antiMuslim attack on the slum where they lived. As young children they are left to survive on their own. From the movie we see how brothers with a similar background and upbringing choose two totally different paths for their lives. The movie Slumdog Millionaire is an inspiring story that takes place in Mumbai. Jamal Salik is eighteen years old and is one question away from winning the top prize in...

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