Saturday, January 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire (January 23, 2009) - THE REVIEW

Saving the answer for last, let it be said at the outset that Slumdog Millionaire is a kind of movie that is made only once in a while. It requires more than just an accomplished director to tell a story that cuts through cultural barriers while still being rooted in the grime and crime of Mumbai’s netherworld that lies in the shade of the symbols of India Shining – the skyscrapers and malls. It takes more than just a good ensemble cast to make a film like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ work. Everything has to fall in place – the script, screenplay, direction, acting, music, editing – in sync with each other to have a movie as frisky, stark, shocking and uplifting as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
That’s also what the film’s story is about. An uneducated chaiwala ( Dev Patel ) at a call centre is on the verge of winning 20 million rupees on the Indian version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’. How did he manage to answer all the questions correctly? Is he a cheat? Well, the show’s host ( Anil Kapoor ) and a local cop ( Irrfan Khan ) certainly think so. But may be he’s not. May be everything that happened in this slumdog’s life somehow conspired to bring him to the hot-seat of the television show where he would know almost all – if not all – the answers!
Boyle's direction and Beaufoy's screen writing works, and so does A.R. Rahman's exuberant musical score. The background score is eclectic, while the song 'Jai Ho' is mesmeric. The camera captures the streets of the metropolis remarkably. Note the chase at the very start, with a constable chasing the young Salim and Jamal in the slums. Brilliant!
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a must-see! One of the finest films of our times, this one should not be missed for any reason.

Slumdog is an eye opener
Its a terrific movie. A must watch for all Indians. Instead of all this complaining and whining about a westerner exposing our poverty to whole world ..why not we all unite and ensure that the govt and authorities take necessary steps to revamp our Slum so that Mumbai is a better place for all of us whether they are poor or Stars!! Disparity amongst rich and poor is so huge that immediate action is warranted!! - Amit


Boycott the film Slumdog
muskan mathur

Slumdog is the film which all Indians should boycott.This film has made fun of Indians.People must truly beware of such films from west.If there is any true Indian who has Patriotism for India they must boycott the movie.Moreover slum people are also human and calling them dog is totally inhuman and ignoble thing.So Indians raise the feeling of patriotism and boycott this film.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thought of the day - 22nd January 2009

Developing attachment to persons and possessions is the cause of all sorrow. By reducing attachments and developing love for God, one can reduce misery and experience more happiness. The more one loves God, the more the bliss one experiences. Men are plunged in misery because they hanker after the physical instead of yearning for God. If men transform their desire for material objects into the desire for the Supreme, they will enjoy immense happiness. All that is necessary is to see the Divine in everything. This is true devotion. Work will then turn into worship and every act rendered holy.


Monday, January 19, 2009

The President Is Coming (January 9, 2009)

"The President is Coming" is an English film and the first ever COMPLIMENTARY about New India. It is a comedy about young India's ambitions and aspirations. With a style that is very tongue in cheek, the film takes a look at President George Bush' visit to India in 2006 where he wanted to shake hands with 1 young Indian under the age of 30. The film is a humorous take on India Shining. It features 6 different characters who reflect the classic new India undergoing a gruesome contest to become the lucky winner to shake the President's hand.