Paul Smith, the executive producer of Slumdog Millionaire and the chairman of Celador Films, previously owned the international rights to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's 2000 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Although the character of Jamal was my favorite in the movie, I also took an instant liking to Latika. I hope you will like it! This resulted in her being recaptured by Maman. It was no longer the great and amazing adventure we had witnessed for most of the movie. When later their ages were revealed I was shocked. I'm so glad I found out before seeing the movie. Poverty The theme of poverty is seen throughout this movie as the viewer is given a glimpse of the life that Jamal and his brother had to endure. Prejudice: Prejudice happens when people have a false preconception about an individual or a group.
The film, it is also suggested, celebrates characters and places that might be seen as symbolic of Western culture and models of development. The soundtrack for the film was released on M. When Jamal refuses, Salim draws a gun on him, whereas Latika persuades Jamal to obey his brother and leave. If the people feel like they are more superior or upper class that they have the right to treat the lower class with little respect. A few notable filmmakers such as and have been critical of the film. Do watch it if you get the chance though.
We got a boy from , Pratik Motwani to dub for the male lead Dev Patel. Archived from on 29 January 2009. The latrine scene in the movie was hilarious! Is this a 1st rate movie though? The youngest versions of the boys were adorable as you say, I loved the bit where he got covered in poo! Debi - Both were so good! Boyle's daughter pointed Dev Patel out from his role in the ensemble drama. Not always pleasant to watch, I will certainly be buying the dvd as well. And one of the brothers will never stop until he gets it. Without much of these very good performances the movie would not have been at the level it was at. Such wonderful reviews of both formats.
I wonder about trying to read the book after seeing the movie? The sick side of common life is shown here. Archived from on 2 March 2009. Meghan - If you do get to read the book and watch the movie, I'd love to know what you think. It's such a good movie. Latika has limited influence over her destiny unlike Salim who has the most.
I also liked all the actors. What does it take to find a lost love? I had no trouble following the story, however, and actually found the format of the story quite effective. And of course, my husband and I raced to the store after the movie to buy a copy of the great soundtrack. Latika is reluctant out of fear of Javed, but agrees and escapes. Latika lives her life making minimal decisions about her destiny. The adventures and encounters in the movie as compared to the book diverge completely in some areas, while still maintaining some minor similarities all the while. Even the motive for the protagonist going onto the game show in the first place is not the same.
The original score and songs were composed by , who planned the score in two months and completed it in 20 days, a far shorter time period than usual. The musical score was very fitting to the style of the movie. The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. Because I liked the movie so much, I might not like the book as much if I read it too soon after the movie. But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? It truly was an inspirational story. Archived from on 2 January 2009.
When she does try to take control, such as when her, Salim and Jamal ran away from Maman, it resulted in her being punished. The unfolding of the story comes in a roundabout way, the chapters structured around each of the questions asked on the quiz show. As a contestant on the Jamal Malik surprises everyone by being able to answer every question correctly. Archived from on 23 January 2009. I want to see it again! Country: , , Rating: 7.
Usually a big film has 130 cues. The love story was more prominent and there were fewer characters, but the overall feel of the two were similar. Regardless, the two still are brothers, a tie that links them together irrevocably. He emphasizes this through the closing of the hotel room door, which is seen in a close up shot from Jamals perspective. She's not eating the books for goodness' sake.
To hone the script, Beaufoy made three research trips to India and interviewed , finding himself impressed with their attitudes. But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? And at every turn is fabricated. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. The book opens with Thomas being arrested and then tortured by the police, accused of cheating on the game show, Who Will Win a Billion? Ha, I bought this soundtrack immediately as well. Not for protection but for brotherhood.
I hope you enjoy both the movie and the book when you get to them. I'd love to hear what you think of it. The film-makers then travelled to in September 2007 with a partial crew and began hiring local cast and crew for production in. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. I particularly remember the scene in the book when Thomas is on a bus and has to state his name while a gun is being pointed at his head. Then Boyle learned that the screenwriter was Beaufoy, who had written 1997 , one of the director's favourite , and decided to revisit the script.