Sunday, January 11, 2009

'Slumdog Millionaire' – A Movie Must Watch!

In many years or maybe in decades you may get a chance to watch such a wonderful movie, and this time it is called “Slumdog Millionaire”. A movie that not only tells a story but also shows us a path beyond surviving in this world, a world where love and life comes really hard, very hard for most of us.

“Jamal, an 18 year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai is yet to experience the biggest day of his life. Each chapter of his life reveals the key to the answer to one of the seemingly impossible quiz game show’s questions. It’s the answers he learned through his journey of life and the love that ultimately made him a millionaire.”

Undoubtedly, this film is one of the best movie I have ever seen all these years. It is based on the book Q and A written by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup, a brilliantly directed movie by Danny Boyle & Loveleen Tandan (co-director), awesome music by A.R Rahman, the superb casting & performance on screen and the mind-boggling over all presentation. You like everything about it and so it is done perfectly, as if you are witnessing something that happened just in front of you, connected with unbelievably real souls of an unknown world. I felt like, the story is just another reality, shocking, at times scary, very profound and thought provoking. In the end, it’s the love that remained the gift for the life turned luck.

P.S: You may watch the trailer which gives you the glimpse of the movie and this time I think, you don’t have to be critical to decide upon this movie given the fact it would fall into most of the categories where time-pass is the least priority.

29 comments:

SMRITI said...

I watched it last week and absolutely loved it. The way it was presented and the execution of the story was just amazing. I was planning on reading the book first and then watch the movie...but then I didnt want to get disappointed.

Watching it right now too...(dad doesnt watch English movies...his friend has come and he is finally watching it with him) ...I dont care if this movie wins awards (which it should) but it surely has touched hearts...amazing stuff :)

indicaspecies said...

I've heard/read good reviews on the movie and now a positive review from you too. Don't know why I haven't got a chance to watch it yet though released almost 2 months back, but I shall do so..

Cuckoo said...

Had heard about this movie, didn't know it is so good. Will watch it definitely.

BTW, You have been tagged. See my post here.

http://www.cuckooscosmos.com/Musings/2009/01/12/the-oddity-in-me/

~vagabond~ said...

Everyone who has seen it so far keeps telling me to watch it. Now I'm really curious...I've got to watch it sometime soon.

Ashutosh said...

I watched this movie few days back. Its definitely a "Must Watch" and will be get added to my movie collection.

I had even read the book "Q and A" that's also gracefully written.

the funnest scene in the movie i liked was when Jamal says to Anil are you nervous....!!!!

alok said...

Smriti, Yes! the execution of the story is just so amazing. Hey, you see ... A.R Rahaman Won the Golden Glob award for the best Music Score.

alok said...

Celine, yes, I think you should watch the move before you could find more reviews on it. – Have a wonderful week ahead.

alok said...

Cuckoo, you should watch it sometime soon. As I was mentioning the execution of the story is just amazing, over-all a great movie to watch.

Ah! Thanks for tagging me, I don’t know, but why I am a lazy bum for taking up the tags but I guess will get back to yours ASAP.

alok said...

Ashutosh, Welcome to my blog :) You are right; I guess it will be part of anybody’s personal movie collection.

Yeah! there are some really fun-filled moments in the movie, and the other one … “When Latika put the Chillies on Salim …. :D"

rauf said...

Thank you Alok, i'll wait for it.
Looks like a very well made film.
i am a sadak chaap myself. i love street life, bitter and sweet.

alok said...

Rauf-ji, you are welcome… Yes! it is .. you should watch it and dono forget to share your views on it with us. Haahaaa… I am too a “sadak chaap” :)

thoughtsprevail said...

Hey Alok,
The trailer itself is an interesting one.Finally,in early 2009 we have such good movies.

I downloaded the audio and IMHO Rahman is done an awesome job; no wonder "He has won the Golden Globe award for this movie"

I will surely watch this movie during the weekend since not only shows us life but also the city of Mumbai(which I love a lot :))

-Himanshu Sheth

AJEYA RAO said...

Great to know that a popular award is backed by an Indian (Rahaman)

GMG said...

Hi Alok! New Year, Old Troubles... No, I’m not talking about the frosty weather, just the office... Another hectic week! No time for movies... ;) But I'll follow your advice and watch this one!!

Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, now with a new post on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great week!

Lakshmi said...

will watch this film for sure..been hearing such rave reviews

Rolling said...

ok Alok, impatiently waiting to catch it soon. wd come back(from the movie and from Kolkata) and share notes.
in the meanwhile you take care and keep posting.

Nandita said...

watched d movie 2 times...n seriosuly i still m not able to get over it..awesome storyline n truely a heart touchin reality of life...a must watch for every soul i guess...

Just call me 'A' said...

this movie has been on my list since the preview here in NYC. I can't believe I've not yet got down to watching it. tonight. i promise myself..tonight shall be it

indicaspecies said...

I watched the movie when I wanted for a break from my studies. Loved it!

alok said...

Rolling, welcome back here again. Sure! We are waiting you the notes …

Thanks and you too tc.

alok said...

Nadita, Yeah! I had the similar experience after watching the movie.


A, yeah! you should watch it :)

alok said...

Celine, that was a good idea ... a break for watching this movie :)

have a nice week ahead n tc.

Ramana KV said...

Where is this playing in Bangalore? I thought this has not yet been released.. I at least don't see it in either PVR or INOX.. Waiting for long time to watch this one..

~vagabond~ said...

I watched it this evening and the movie just blew me away. It was so well directed and I loved every minute of it. I hope it wins a lot of awards because it deserves every one of them!

PS. I loved the scene where Jamal gives the tour of the Taj Mahal and says Mumtaz died in a car accident. LOL.

alok said...

Ramana, thanks for dropping by here. Yes! you are right when I posted this blog the movie was not released in India.

alok said...

vagabond, oh! good to know that you too liked the movie. Yes! It’s worth watching and every single minute in the movie was well directed.

Rolling said...

Er well, I loved the funny parts too like when he said Mumtaz did die at childbirth, but on the way to hospital in a car accident, and the sombre moments when they get caught nicking a roti and almost breaks his neck as they tumble down the top of a running train - I had closed my eyes in fear...yet, for some reason I left the hall hungry -
maybe, I had been to it with huge expectations and its my fault. No, would not buy the DVD.

Rolling said...

but I do love ur posts when u write with passion, it touches me.

alok said...

Rolling, you left the hall hungry, oh! that’s a surprise to me! I dono maybe, I am too much into the such kind of movies, songs etc … and this time I enjoyed the movie, loved it for what it is and for what it is not!!

Hey, thanks for dropping by here and nice to see you comments.

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