Danny boyle an English director or critical acclaim has created a masterpiece in Slumdog Millionaire. With some great technical work and a rather unique storyline (based on novel Q&A), Danny has created what some are suggesting the best movie of 2008 worldwide. Read what some of the prominent online websites (both Indian and International have to say about this movie)
Slumdog Millionaire – Story (to set things into perspective)
The story will be based on a true story of a boy (Jamal) who goes onto the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and wins it. However things are complicated when the makers of the show don’t believe he won it fair and square since he’s illiterate. That doesn’t really bother the boy though as he actually went on the show to catch the eye of the girl (Nikita) he loves who he has lost contact with, someone he knows watches every episode
Slumdog Millionaire review (www.bollywoodhungama.com)
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE keeps you hooked, there’s not a single dull moment and most importantly, your heart pines for the lovers [Jamal and Latika] to unite, after all that they’ve gone through in life. That’s one of the prime reasons why SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE works big time
If Boyle’s direction and Beaufoy’s screen writing works, so does A.R. Rahman’s exuberant musical score. The background score is eclectic, while the song ‘Jai Ho’ [at the conclusion of the film] is mesmeric. The camera [Anthony Dod Mantle] captures the streets of the metropolis remarkably. Note the chase at the very start, with a constable chasing the young Salim and Jamal in the slums. Brilliant!
On the whole, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a must-see! One of the finest films of our times, this one should not be missed for any reason
Slumdog Millionaire review (www.ndtv.com)
Instead of realistic emotions tethered to an unrealistic landscape and plot, we have an unrealistic plot tethered to a hyper-realistic landscape. Anthony Dod Mantle’s camera pores over Mumbai, from its over-arching high-rises to its filthiest slums. But the story that takes place here is pure fairy tale
Dev Patel has an endearing presence but a shaky accent and Frieda Pinto, playing Latika, seems more fashion model than slumdog.
Unfortunately, the two also have to exchange dialogue that might make Karan Johar cringe. At one point Jamal says to Latika, “Come away with me”. She asks, “…and live on what?” to which he replies, “On love”.
Slumdog Millionaire review (www.telegraph.co.uk)
Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire is the film equivalent of Usain Bolt’s performance at the Olympics: funny, shocking, spectacularly turbo-charged. It takes your breath away at the same time as it makes you want to holler with joy or to grab the person next to you: “Yes!”
Slumdog Millionaire review (www.rollingstones.com)
Anthony Dod Mantle uses compact digital cameras to move with speed and stealth through the slums and palaces of Mumbai. The film is a visual wonder, propelled by A.R. Rahman’s hip-hopping score and Chris Dickens’ kinetic editing. The whoosh of action and romance pulls you in, but it’s the bruised characters who hold you there. Every step Jamal takes toward his final answer could get him killed. Even in the Bollywood musical number that ends the film, joy and pain are still joined in the dance. The no-bull honesty of Slumdog Millionaire hits you hard. It’s the real deal. No cheating
Slumdog Millionaire review (www.nytimes.com)
A gaudy, gorgeous rush of color, sound and motion, “Slumdog Millionaire,” the latest from the British shape-shifter Danny Boyle, doesn’t travel through the lower depths, it giddily bounces from one horror to the next. A modern fairy tale about a pauper angling to become a prince, this sensory blowout largely takes place amid the squalor of Mumbai, India, where lost children and dogs sift through trash so fetid you swear you can smell the discarded mango as well as its peel, or could if the film weren’t already hurtling through another picturesque gutter
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