Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I went to see this movie primarily to understand why it was winning so many accolades and fans all over the world. Was it really as good as everyone was saying or were they all just falling for a smart marketing campaign?

Well, I was glad to see that the movie really is as good as everyone says it is. Especially since it just won the Oscar for Best Picture!

The film is well written and the story is told with the help of flashbacks into the characters' past. Editing, soundtrack, and cinematography all help tell the story, and Danny Boyle's hand helps string it all together (his directorial effort also was recognized by the Academy with an Oscar this past Sunday; the film won eight of the ten awards it was nominated for).

The actors are all unknown here, but given their ages I think they're newcomers in India as well, which just adds to the product's final quality. The beauty of the love story that sits at its center is heartwarming and cannot be escaped.

Don't miss this movie.

Grade: 9

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