A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - a review!

... ... ... as I saw it

Slumdog Millionaire, a movie I saw recently has left an impression on me too. Wow! What a transition of facts and molding of the same into the harsh reality! The director and the production stuff did awesome and similarly did the characters too. They have given life to a based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's debut novel 'Q and A' written on the backdrop of an Indian television saga, “Kaun Banega Crorepati.” The film talks about a person with a below average life, who belonged to the slums in Mumbai, the business capital of India. One who has no professional training; who never went to school or college and spent his life in the slum actually wins a game show where the prize money is in millions. There were several incidents that took place in his life and he learnt the answers (asked to him in the game show) from all these experiences. The thought behind the movie was stubborn and might attract distrust and whining among the audience, but it talks about hope, fate and coincidences, which are not abnormal in life – only that a normal human being gets 2 or 3 such big coincidences in his entire life, but the hero of the movie had all 15 happenstances! Possible – quite possible! I was moved by the life being portrayed of that of a slum inhabitant. A twenty year old boy knows the name of the person whose face is inscribed on a US$ 100 note, but does not know whose picture is there in an Indian currency note – just because he came across that name (Benjamin Franklin) in a tragic experience of his life. True – normal – fluke but possible!

I loved the movie. My wife loved it too and a few of my colleagues in office also talked high about the movie. I do not care what happens to the movie in the Box Offices all around the globe or if the Music Director, A. R. Rehman gets a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award (Awarded Best Music Score). The only thing that I am posting this review here is because I loved the thought, the format, the scenic depiction of Indian slums and the extent of coincidences in life. Miracles do happen – the movie is one of them. Looking forward to lay my hands on the book now.

3 Thoughts on this post...:

mysterious gal Wednesday, January 21, 2009  

wow ..very nicely conveyed review...beautifully said...actually u conveyed my thoughts abt the movie...
i know the only reason the hero answered the final question was because he managed to connect with his third musketeer and that made destiny all the more in his favour!

Keep writing :-)

Vanessa Rogers Saturday, January 24, 2009  

Oh my goodness! I just watched that movie and I thought it was one of the greatest films I have seen in a while! How wonderfully touching!

nituscorner Tuesday, February 10, 2009  

i absolutely share your opinion....i saw this movie too and i would say it was one good movie i saw in a long while.lets hope we get to see more of such movies in future.

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