Overall Rating: 3.82/ 5
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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE deserves all the accolades and awards that it has been receiving of late and will continue receiving in the future. Also, in this writer’s individualistic opinion, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE doesn’t make a mockery or an attempt to sell the poverty of India to the West.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.
Hats, caps and wigs off. There’s reason to dance on the streets. Here’s a masterwork of technical bravura, adorned with inspired ensemble performances and directed with astonishing empathy. Above all, it has that emotional wallop to make even the stonyhearted cry and laugh out loud with its little big people.
Brit director Danny Boyle’s uplifting saga about a Mumbai slumkid’s rags-to-riches journey reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place – not to find fault, but to be entertained, touched and inspired.I’m going with four out of five and a recommendation not to miss Slumdog Millionaire. This is what it means to lose yourself at the movies.
Slumdog Millionaire is neither poverty porn nor slum tourism. No, unlike what the desi nationalists’ blogosphere claims, it is not a case of the infamous western eye ferreting out oriental squalor and peddling it as the exotic dirt bowl of the east. No, Slumdog Millionaire is just a piece of riveting cinema, meant to be savoured as a Cinderella-like fairy tale, with the edge of a thriller and the vision of an artist.
Ratings: 5/5 Reviewer: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
You know a director is a true master when he can turn shit into dreams.And if a man can do it twice over, he’s a true bloody genius.It is a Dickensian tale set in a merciless, mesmerizing city with no time for minor detailing quibbles, with characters speaking not as they naturally would but as the madcap narrative demands, and reality itself breathlessly bending over backwards to accommodate the frenzied energy of Anthony Dod Mantle’s disarmingly honest camera.
Slumdog presents you a simple tale of survival, love and longing set in Aamchi Mumbai. The film romances Mumbai without enhancing its beauty or degrading its character, it makes you love the city, just the way it is.This one is indeed a masterpiece Mr Boyle
Slumdog Millionaire is as Western as it could get in its worldview of India. Whether or not we should hold it against someone for his/her perspective is a question each of us must answer for ourselves.
Yes, Slumdog Millionaire is just superficial fluff, mainly because of its gaping plot holes. It should have been much better researched, and they really should have stuck to one language.Maybe the makers — and half the world, apparently — believe they have married Bollywood escapism with Western sensibilities, but it is not a match made in cinema heaven. It is more along the lines of 1970s Bollywood tear-jerkers, the kind where the hero transforms from street urchin to gang lord in one running shot and where long-lost brothers are reunited by tattoos.