Thursday, February 19, 2009

Destiny in Love - A Quick Review of Slumdog Millionaire

What's it about?
Slightly over-hyped, but a good film nonetheless.

Slumdog Millionaire tells the tale of how a youth (Jamal) made it through the slums of India, and why he got on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' where every answer to every question has a story to tell.

Destiny here is livened in the name of love.

Why the hype?
Tagged as the Feel-Good Film of the Decade, Slumdog Millionaire has bagged four Golden Globes in Motion Picture, Director, Screenplay and Music.

Who stars?
Dev Patel as Jamal
Anil Kapoor as Prem
Frieda Pinto as Latika

Who directed?
Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later)

Notable crew
Simon Beaufoy, the writer behind Slumdog Millionaire who adapted the story from Vikas Swarup's novel, Q & A.
Christopher Dickens, the editor who stylishly brought the story to live by linking every scene brilliantly.
A R Rahman, the composer of the film's sound tracks, for without him the emotions of the film cannot be felt passionately.

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