Friday, March 13, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Finally I seized the chance of watching this multi-acclaimed award winner film. I was looking forward to it even before the Oscars, as I've heard a lot of things about it and watched a couple of interviews with Patel on some late night shows (Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Daily Show).
The movie was everything that I hope for: a simple yet powerful story of a guy who makes it out of the slums of Bombay in a game of million rupees questions, using his life experience as source of answers on the show. The story moves slowly depicting his life and struggle towards the climax of finding and finally, reuniting with his true love. Although there was nothing really striking about the story or the characters, the colorful background and shocking truths existing in a third world part of the world keep you glued to the screen.

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