Despite being biased against the movie through the various points of view I heard / read before watching Slumdog Millionnaire – I must say - I liked it!
It is surely overrated, however is also worthy of the 4-stars that I have put against the movie : )
The screenplay is brilliant - real yet very bollywood masala, depressing yet very hopeful.
The way the Game-show has been intertwined with the incidences in Jamal’s life and the narration at the police station unfolding of the story is very innovative.
What is also commendable about the movie is the insight of why ‘reality shows’ are big in our country – they simply symbolize ‘hope’ for an entire stratum of the society. And you feel that comes to life during this movie! The game show takes you to the edge of your seat, puts a smile on your face, and maybe a tear in your eye once in a while.
The performances by all the actors help etch the characters beautifully. The portrayal of the relationship between the brothers is cute and relatable.
The music in the background takes the movie forward, builds the right mood and adds to the screenplay.
Watch it for all that it has to offer – the performances, India, fun, hope, love, faith…destiny…