I finally saw the film “Slumdog Millionaire,” and it was stunning beyond belief. It took me awhile, because I was terrified to find it. It received such a ridiculous amount of buzz, I was scared that it would crumble under the fat of my lofty expectations.
I shouldn’t have worried. After the initially ten minutes, I was totally, bug-eyed hooked. The story is amazing, the visuals are brilliant and the cast is pitch perfect. These factors are indicators of top-quality, but when combined with all the talent and vision of film-maker Danny Boyle they make nothing brief of movie quality. At the finish of the film, I couldn’t shake the term beautiful from my psyche. The brilliant piece is the fact that while the total film is stunning the occasions within are painfully ugly. To create such beauty from thus much tragedy is a herculean achievement.
The story centers on Jamal, his elder brother Salim and the ever, sweet Latika.
The film is told through the eyes of Jamal (Dev Patel) as he explains to authorities why a popular slumdog can excel found on the gameshow “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” This approach utilizes a “show, don’t tell” system of story telling that is both informative and emotionally powerful (this really is how you do it right, you persons at “The Philanthropist). Jamal’s existence stories intertwine with all the gameshow in such a beautiful method, it’s simple to look past the incredible coincidence of these specific concerns.
When a young Jamal (Ayush Mahesh Khedekar) jumps through the outhouse floor, in purchase to receive a beloved autograph, he becomes the soul of the film. When a young Salim (Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail) immediately sells that autograph, the relationship between your brothers is cemented. Salim is a selfish bastard, but is constantly there for his small brother when it truly counts.
If Jamal is the soul of the film, the relationship between Jamal and Latika is the heart. Their relationship is formed under harsh circumstances that become incrementally more brutal as the years go by. They’re beat down and almost broken, but they not forget each different.