Slumdog Millionaire

by on Wednesday, February 4 2009, 1:21pm. Viewed 657 times.

On my son's recommendation, Slumdog Millionaire was at the top of my list of "must-see movies".  He had said it was one of the best movies he'd ever seen.  I'd never even heard of it but promised to check into it. First I found an article in Entertainment Weekly magazine then within a few days it was on the tongues of all the Hollywood or should I say "Bollywood" press.  Since then it has won many awards namely Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild.  Slumdog Millionaire

I saw it about a week ago and must admit it was very impressive.  The rags to riches, feel-good movie is set in India and the script is based on the book, "Q and A" by Vikas Swarup.  It was recently republished under the title "Slumdog Millionaire".   For those of you unfamiliar with the genre of Bollywood films the term Bollywood has become synonymous with Indian or Hindi musicals, usually with extravagant sets and spectacular musical dance numbers, colorful costumes, and a love story.  The first one I saw a few years ago was "Monsoon Wedding".  This was full of music, colorful costumes, had a compelling love story and basically made you want to see all the foreign films like it.  The subtitles were noninvasive and you really didn't notice them after a while.  

Wikipedia has extensive information concerning the Bollywood film industry.  I urge everyone to read it, comment, correct my mistakes and elaborate on any inconsistenties.   As yet we do not have the movie  but we do have Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack.    

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