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Slumdog Millionaire

A Mumbai teen accused of cheating on a game show reflects on his life.


Why watch this film?

"Slumdog Millionaire" swept the Oscars, winning awards in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song and Best Sound Mixing. And it's no wonder. Directed by Danny Boyle (of the classic "Trainspotting: No Limits"), this movie brings the excitement of a quiz show to the big screen with an emotional punch. After all, more than just showing the program and its backstage, the film is clever in diving into the life of an ordinary Indian boy played by Dev Patel ("Lion"). There is a formula used here that tries to emotionally move the audience at any cost and this can bother some people. However, if you embark on Boyle's proposal and identify with Jamal Malik's story in any way, you will find a delicate, light and exciting film. After all, more than telling the story of any participant in a "Millionaire Show" style program, the feature film talks about people. And here, in this case, a person who is hard not to sympathize with, cheer for and be enchanted by.



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A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

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