Slumdog Millionaire

Over the weekend I went to see Slumdog Millionaire with a handful of friends (the theater was packed = good sign). First of all, you must realize it’s now on my list of all-time favorite movies. Second of all, go see it on the big screen! You can catch the preview online right here, but it’s one of those movies that is kind of fun going into and not really knowing what you’re getting yourself into (kind of like a trip to India!). Basically the premise is a “slumdog” (kid from the street) is on the Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and no one can figure out how he’s getting all the answers right. As the story unfolds, many questions are answered set against an incredibly diverse, sometimes difficult, and colorful view of India and culture, which is set to a seriously amazing soundtrack (available on iTunes – I bought it the minute I got home, and it’s my latest obsession). Just GO SEE IT!!! . . . Now that India is back on my mind, I pulled out a few of my own photos – from 2002 – that reminded me of scenes from the movie. 


  • it was required viewing for my indian culture class…we all went to see this at the charles and then ate dinner at akbar in mount vernon. what a treat!
    the movie goes well with vikram chandra’s (1000-page!)novel “sacred games”…

  • I loved the movie, particularly the final scene. I have also read Sacred Games (it was along slog). Both book and movie reflect the complexity, diversity, cultural issues that are a part of India.


  • I’ve heard so many great things about this movie! And after all, I love Danny Boyle. His movie soundtracks are always a hit! I think there is a British- Indian actor in this movie who’s a fine jewellery designer…

  • First things first! 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.

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