Monday, 26 January 2009

Why are people losing it over Slumdog Millionaire???

It is just a movie... Read the book. It is much much MUCH better... Dont have much to say really except that Slumdog isnt projecting our country in a bad light because what it shows does exist. Might as well face it dont you think.. BUt it isnt a path breaking movie either. It is simply made with above average acting... The dialouges are above average... and that's about it.

again... why is there such a hue and cry about this movie???

6 comments:

how can i explore ME... said...

well if u ask me....i wud say the direction of the movie was really really good.....i wud rate this movie above dark knight just because of the direction....
i havent read the book...but as far as movie is concerned,it showed several social issues @ one time in a meaningful way....which is not an easy job to do....
and ya offcourse music was fantastic...that lead Mr. A R Rehman to bag a golden globe award and now he has got 3 oscar nominations....so there is got to be "hue and cry"....:)

hfm said...

I can't say much since I haven't read the book, but now that you've mentioned it:I will read the novel to compare it with the film.
I enjoyed the film bcoz it had all the elemnets of a film which I enjoy: clever film making, arty and a cute lovestory.

Daanish said...

do you mind to elobrate which part of book you are mentioning is much much better......

All movies potray Hindustani poverty are sold out in west simple bussiness reason !!

zephyr said...

@ME:
Dudeeeeeee or dudette.. :)
I disagree that slumdog was better than the dark knight!!
But that is ur choice.. :)

@hfm
as i said... it was nothing spectacular!! yes it was just a simple masala hollywood film.

@Daanish
ur absolutely right!
It isnt a path breaking movie... and many movies depicting India's poverty have come out in recent years. The story was nice. The actors were nice. But there's nothing even remotely spectacular about the movie.. it is nice..

But then again that is my opinion! so to all who love the movie, I say read the book 'Q&A' by Vikas Swarup. :D

how can i explore ME... said...

when we get a pimple on our cheek we try to hide it,atleast we feel a little low...ke pata nahi yaar wo kya kahega.....
but y ....we got 2 face it and show it to others....so there will be people who will guide us to get rid of it....
thats what is done in slumdog millionaire...
do u really think bruce wayne will donate a small chunk of his property....i dont think so....lolzzzz

thusspakerono said...

Precisely my sentiments...extremely ordinary movie, definitely doesnt deserve all those awards n nominations, especially the music. Just another formula movie pedalling India's poverty made exclusively for the viewing pleasure of the goras.