The film opened at No. It's funny, sad, thrilling, basically a very enjoyable film that deserves numerous Oscar nominations.

This is not a story that has been told and retold, hashed and rehashed.

Posters and reviews all announce that Slumdog Millionaire was “directed by Danny Boyle,” but IMDb & the official press kit all say that Slumdog Millionaire was “co-directed by Loveleen Tandan.”  Danny Boyle is the well-known director of many highly-regarded films including Millions, Shallow Grave, and Trainspotting, but who is Loveleen Tandan? Slumdog Millionaire rests on the shoulders of the nine young actors who play Jamal and his two fellow “musketeers” at various ages, and co-directors Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan do a dazzling job of completely individuating them through a complicated series of often heart-breaking adventures.

"[28] Other classic Bollywood tropes in the film include "the fantasy sequences" and the montage sequence where "the brothers jump off a train and suddenly they are seven years older". !”  They thought l’d gone insane, lost upstream somewhere, kind of like Colonel Kurtz [in the film, Regular readers know that I do not subscribe to the popular belief that a source novel is always better than its film adaptation. But we have these unknown young actors: Dev Peitel, Freida Pinto and Madhur Mittal who pull in heart wrenching performances and you can't help but love their characters and just keep rooting for them. The movie ends with a Bollywood-style musical number, "Jai Ho". Warner Independent Pictures gave $5 million and got the rights to the film. Did the director HAVE to make it so melodramatic? [24] In August 2008, the studio began searching for buyers for various productions, to relieve its overload of end-of-the-year films. [93], Academic criticism has also been extended to the underlying philosophy of the film, with its apparent ends-justify-means message.

Slumdog Millionaire is the first great film of the new “flat world.”  Using state-of-the-art tools and techniques from “the first world,” Slumdog Millionaire tells a “third world” story that respects the difficult lives of its characters while still providing audiences everywhere with a credibly upbeat ending.“Jamal” (Dev Patel), the hero of Slumdog Millionaire, is a teenager who serves tea in a Mumbai call center. The screenwriter said of his goal for the script: "I wanted to get (across) the sense of this huge amount of fun, laughter, chat, and sense of community that is in these slums.

"[87], Slumdog Millionaire has been a subject of discussion among a variety of people in India and the Indian diaspora. Excerpts from Chat with Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle. Author and critic Salman Rushdie argues that it has "a patently ridiculous conceit. All the bad elements of Bombay's commercial cinema are put together and in a very slick way.

's record label N.E.E.T.. On Radio Sargam, film critic Goher Iqbal Punn termed the soundtrack Rahman's "magnum opus" which will acquaint "the entire world" with his artistry.

[37] The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2008, where it was "the first widely acknowledged popular success" of the festival,[38] winning the People's Choice Award. Mitu Sengupta (2009 and 2010) raises substantial doubts about both the realism of the film's portrayal of urban poverty in India and whether the film will assist those arguing for the poor. Slumdog Millionaire, the best film of 2008 by far, I saw this back in December after hearing a little bit about it on the net. [citation needed]. Its biggest single country increase was in Italy, where it was up 556% from the previous week. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle states that, "Slumdog Millionaire has a problem in its storytelling. The film was released in Sweden on 6 March 2009 and in Germany on 19 March 2009. WomenArts is the new name of The Fund for Women Artists, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. As of 20 February 2009, the film's UK box office gross was £22,973,110, making it "the eighth biggest hit at UK cinemas of the past 12 months. The director fibbed to Warner Independent's president that he wanted 10% of the dialogue in Hindi, and she approved the change. At Jamal's insistence, they return to Mumbai to find Latika, where they discover that she is being raised by Maman to be a prostitute.

This film is has and exceptional cast, and should be seen in the theaters. So I rang the studios and said: “A third of it’s going to be in Hindi, guys.”  And they’re like: “What!?

However, before the ₹20 million question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating.

In Japan, the film grossed $12 million, the most the film has grossed in any Asian country. I also saw this film at to Toronto Film Festival.

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Let me just say that this is Danny Boyle's best film and the cast of unknowns is truly extraordinary. [90][91] Ana Cristina Mendes (2010) places Boyle's film in the context of the aestheticising and showcasing of poverty in India for artistic (and commercial) purposes, and proceeds to examine "the modes of circulation of these representations in the field of cultural production, as well as their role in enhancing the processes of ever-increasing consumption of India-related images.

The script is painfully flawed and deliberately manipulative and full of clichés about India. It had no over-arching narrative.

External Reviews The release production was mixed up; some full versions were shipped in rental cases, and some retail versions were missing the extras despite their being listed on the outside of the box. I didn't want any exaggerated dubbing. I feel that Jamal losing out on the money but finally rescuing the girl would have made for a more realistic (and artistically apropos) ending.

Public apologies were issued by Fox and Amazon. For example, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film three out of five stars, stating that "despite the extravagant drama and some demonstrations of the savagery meted out to India's street children, this is a cheerfully undemanding and unreflective film with a vision of India that, if not touristy exactly, is certainly an outsider's view; it depends for its full enjoyment on not being taken too seriously." Wow, I really wasn't expecting what I saw..... Krusty presents: The Cheesy and Schmaltzy Show. The flaws in the script are so glaring and far from reality that it is preposterous to even consider this film for an Award worth its salt! who are distanced from such reality may find this film an "eye-opener" but for us it IS just poverty-porn. Jan: And now you’re calling her your “co-director,” right?

The Sound is perfect, I haven't heard audio like this in a while. We usually have a best picture winner that is depressing, but instead Slumdog Millionaire just lifts your spirits and makes you cry in joy.

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