Not much to be said about the movie: it's fantastic to say the least; fast paced, engaging and awe inspiring. But there's more to it than being just a Hollywood-Bollywood potboiler about a slum kid who wins a whopping amount on a reality game show against all odds.
Note the irony here. Despite being facing the grim reality everyday, every moment, yet turning away from it, a movie made by a Brit director is able to deliver the punches where it hurts. it hurts to be reminded about the fact that the shining India is only a mirage and the 'comfort' that we enjoy is only privy to a privileged few; it hurts to be reminded that there's serious lack in law and order, specially for the under privileged ones; it hurts to be told for the umpteenth time that only a small section of the society can hold the whole country at ransom; it hurts to be aware again that the gap between the 'have it's and 'have not's is a much bigger threat than we think and is exploited well by the morons at power.
But at the end, as danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire aptly brings out amid the chaos and gloom, the hope prevails over the despair. And till that hope is alive, however fragile that is, nothing else matters.