Comments on: How “Slumdog Millionaire” got its name Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: wow Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:11:12 +0000 very good……

By: Preeti Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:24:46 +0000 I saw an interview of Danny Boyle and he said the slumdog is referrring to a slum boy who is an underdog. This makes better sense to me.

By: Preety Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:27:14 +0000 Metaphor are often used in western countries.. I think the title Slumdog has given a big meaning to the success of the film. Because it also counts to the slums globaly. This is the reason this film got so huge response.

The word slumdog alone attracted many viewers..This is Marketing

Great work Danny and crew. Wish you all much more success in future.

By: Basheer Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:41:27 +0000 I have seen this movie. and I had seen the slums in mumbai also. I believe there is no other name which will suit to this movie. If it depicts something bad about india . its not danny boyle’s problem . Indians, Its your problem. Danny had the courage to pciture it where you didn’t had that.
— Basheer

By: Cyril Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:35:47 +0000 If the movie was titled “SlumBoy Millionaire” I doubt it would have received the awards nor the kind of response from western audiences.
Would Danny Boyle do a movie and get awards about homeless in America/UK titled “Homeless Pigs in America” or “Homeless Rags in Hyde Park, London?

By: Seema Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:41:18 +0000 Danny Boyle did a terrific job in directing Slumdog Millionaire. Its sad to see such criticizium is being passed for portraying the truth in India. Had Danny Boyle showed the slums in the opposite he would have been criticized for buttering it up too. One is left to ask, had an Indian director directed the film, would such criticizium be passed?

By: Pradeep Engineer Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:54:39 +0000 This movie is spot-on, when it tries to narrates the real challenges faced by slum-dwellers in Mumbai at large. They are confronted with all kinds of challenges during their upbringing – the incomplete schooling, communal rioters, lack of parenting, lack of proper shelter, cruelity and insensitivity of the police, the mafias, the prostitution rackets. They are equally talented given an opportunity. You got to live this life to know what it is to be a slumdog. Gr8 job Danny, you deserve all the awards – 5 star!!!

By: raju Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:15:15 +0000 Danny boyle’s job is to portray the truth in India ( and win the oscars if possible). Solving the problems is not his job, but the job of government of India and Indian citizens. So dont blame Danny Boyle for your problems.

By: Murugan Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:11:53 +0000 The name of the movie doesn’t reflect well how majority of the Indian people treat slum people.

By: JaiGanesh Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:19:56 +0000 Great Movie!!

Of course it has made India in Bad light, But good thing is we need to understand that there are many such children doing such little business to take care of their livelihood.

1)First, have to advertise his product
2)identify a prospective customers
3)get an appointment
4)compete with his (BIG)competitors
and so many phases of marketing world…to get an Order.

Interesting thing is that he has to complete all the phases of marketing and get an Order in between very short span of time. What a talent the child has ???

We have heard about many big business men, skilled persons, and very great personalities, the history says many of them started their career in a very simple way. They don’t have any training business schools or colleges or technology providers initially. But in case if they undergone such training in the beginning what would be our countries position now??

Let us help one child per head and change this BAD LIGHT of INDIA. Instead of criticizing this film.