Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Well where to start....those of you who watch Bollywood movies will know that Slumdog Millionaire isn't anything new, in fact it steals countless plot points and scenarios from many a great movies Bollywood or otherwise. That is not to say that it is not a stirring, exciting, action packed or dramatic tale...Jamal's story of his rise from Slumdog to Millionaire (with thanks to the show who wants to be a millionaire) will keep you enthralled and entertained for the most part. This is thanks mainly to believability of the actors who play his younger counterparts during his flashback relating of his tale. Danny Boyle has a rare talent of getting excellent performances from young stars, you need look no further than Millions for another fine tale of rags to riches. The film is hot off a major sweep at the Academy Awards and will no doubt see a major revival in its veirwership and will most likely do wonders to gain wider appeal of Bollywood style movies. After all it is the biggest film industry in the world.

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