Sunday, June 28

Slumdog Millionnaire

I've just seen "Slumdog Millionnaire" and I am greatly surprised.

Generally I feel disappointed with films which have won Oscars (maybe I expect too much from them) but this time this explosion of light, colour, magnificent images and the exciting story at the same time emotive and stimulating left me breathless.

Probably it should have shown India slum boys' problems more deeply and people could think that eight Oscars are too many. They may be right.

But this is a delicious film and we are overtaken by emotions as varied as joy, pity, happiness, anger, revulsion and surprise that together with the superb exhilarating final dances when the credit lines appear provoke unforgettable memories of this delightful film.

"Slumdog Millionnaire" is the story of a Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown in flashbacks which explains why he knows the answers.

Jamal Malik,an 18 year old orphan is about to experience the biggest day of his life.
With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who
Wants To Be A Millionnaire? But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him: how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to pove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions.

But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.

2 comentarios:

Ñoco Le Bolo said...

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I didn't watch that film. I only have heard talking very well about it. And now, your opinion is one more in its favour.
Nice music in your blog. I was received with 'My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose' as you know, one of my favourite ones.

... HHK


Marina said...

No sé lo que pones, pero sí he visto la peli y me encantó. Fotos, música, personajes... todo perfecto.
Y yosigo queriéndote.