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Slumdog Millionaire

“Slumdog Millionaire” so finally today I watched this movie. Though, the storyline is familiar, all actors have done their job excellently. Hats off to Mr. A. R. Rahman for excellent music composition once again. But apart from this,I was still wondering why is this movie being discussed so much? I mean I personally did not find anything really outstanding or different in this movie. No I do not mean that movie is not good, yes its good but what’s so different in this movie that made its way to Oscars. I mean, personally, there are so many nice movies which are different & unique but unfortunately those movies could impress only local crowds in respective countries. In fact this is what Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar (India) has shown in his “Traffic Signal” but I don’t think that movie was appreciated as much as this one.


In the whole movie Mumbai slum areas and dirty areas of Mumbai has been shown nothing else. Not even a single snapshot of Marine drive or south Mumbai has been shown. Come on Mr. Danny Boyle every coin has 2 sides then why could not you show the other side of the coin & yes,You could have done that. Atleast when the small guy says “We’ll leave in big house on Harbour road…” Why can’t you show the Harbour road of Mumbai? Let world know the other side of the coin. Let me describe you one more incident in the movie.

One foreigner couple came to India to see Taj Mahal. The poor guy is acting as a tourist guide but for some reason, cab driver starts beating this poor guy. Oh!!! then this foreigner lady comes forward to save guy and asks driver not to beat the guy then the guy says “You wanted to see a bit of real india? Here it is…” Come on!! I wasn’t aware of that. Probably I guess only Danny Boyle is the reason, this movie is running for the Oscars…

Definitely, as expected Music by A.R. Rahman is amazing & in fact all the actors in the movie done very well. Feeling really proud & nice that Indians have set a new benchmark but I’m really upset with the way Mumbai has been portrayed in this movie.

I totally agree with Mr. Priyadarshan’s comments on this movie.Click Here to see what Mr. Priyadarshan said In fact I’m not sure but few days back I heard Mr. Bachchan also wrote something on his blog, that was absolutely correct but I guess for some reason Mr. Bachchan had to clarify his statements, that was very unfortunate.

If you ask my opinion about this movie, I’ll give it 3 star, that too only for background scores & actors. I personally feel movie is good but it could have been better since its incomplete & oriented towards the bad side of the city. Biased direction. I feel, its not the real Mumbai, its not the real India What Danny Boyle has shown on screen. In my opinion, Mr. Danny Boyle, you do not know what the real India & real Mumbai is all about…

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