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Slumdog Millionaire

One of the hardest things for me to digest in Indian movies catered to international audience is the English-speaking cast. From the man who pulls rickshaw to the boy who collects garbage speak, not Indianized, but a grammatically right version of the language. Although that added to the annoyance, the chief of the cinema's problems is it aims celebrate a Bollywood dream - this comes from a man who gave us 'Trainspotting' and '28 Days Later'; Danny Boyle has swung from one end of the spectrum to... a different monolith of mind-numbing drama with no shades - a shameless exercise in an overnight rags-to-riches story demonstrating a ludicrous love story.

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4 Responses to “Slumdog Millionaire”

  1. # Blogger Prabhu S

    How about ARR's score?..Listening to them , I was quite impressed.  

  2. # Blogger Prasad Venkataramana

    Prabhu,
    I liked Rahman's work. But as the movie progressed I gradually lost interest and didn't pay much attention.

    But when the closing credit started appearing and a typical Bollywood song started, the whole audience (mostly American) sat as if their butts were glued to their seats. That says something about the music.  

  3. # Blogger Prabhu S

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  4. # Blogger Prabhu S

    I couldn't agree more with you. The movie was pretty ordinary. I feel it shouldn't be taken as serious cinema. Just another usual cinema made watchable by one man alone, ARR.

    I am happy for ARR. From 'Roja' to 'Slumdog Millionaire and winning Golden Globe award; Its been a phenemenol growth!  

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