Comments on: Slumdog Millionaire: You can’t help rooting for it http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/ Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ky http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1202 Wed, 04 Mar 2009 14:37:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1202 so many mistakes in this movie, it actually is insulting my intelligence. I’ll go through some of the obvious ones.
1)’who wants to be a millionaire’ is NOT shown live. Whether it is in the US, Australia, Uk etc. The show is pre-recorded.
2)The ‘cricket’ question halfway up the list is a joke. Indians are cricket crazy. 99% would’ve known the answer to that question.
3)The last question is also a joke. A fifth grader can answer that.
4)the old Jamal has no personality. He’s like a one dimensional goofhead. There is no way he could’ve gone past the screening process to make it onto the show.
5)With the toilet scene, he could’ve tried to climb out of the toilet instead? I think any kid with half a brain would’ve thought about that first.

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By: Ganesh Iyer http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1160 Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:09:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1160 Hi!!! this day has proved that every comment that says that this was not a great movie, it was a hype, and there was no substance to be an international film has been proved wrong. Because finally its the victory those who had conceived the idea and made a lovely movie. Let’s see this as a trimph of creativity and art. Great Job Slumdog Millionaire Team… you all were just amazing. Thanks

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By: Deepak Singh http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1156 Sun, 22 Feb 2009 20:39:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1156 Hi, Sorry 4 late… Slumdog Millionaire is a movie which is perfectly made, not even a single mistake. The story, screnplay, editing and music are excellent. I have seen this movie twice and trust me it was like watching it again. As movie has bagged lots of awards from all over the world. Today is oscar and I m sure that this movie will continue the magic of cinema. All the best to all the members of this MOVIE..

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By: Payal http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1118 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:55:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1118 Personally, I loved Slumdog Millionaire, regardless of how “realistic” it really is. What people forget is that all movies have unrealistic elements in them, purely because movies are meant to entertain; they are not autobiographies or documentaries and so are under no compulsion to be “the truth and nothing but the truth”. They are merely the release of someones creativity.Boyle adapted this from a book and it is a difficult story to portray on screen and ,giving credit were its due, he and his team did a fantastic job. Every scene is packed with themes and motivs, and being an Indian, i recognised some of India in it. Of course, there were areas which didn’t show India in the best possible light but there was many more areas which made me very proud to be Indian (Mr. Rahman’s FANTASTIC music definately being one of them).

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By: satish http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1028 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:22:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1028 I felt there was more of lovleen tandon than of danny boyle in the making of the movie. It was just another bollywood kinda movie. The film is all marketing and hype like OSO and many other big banner films. There is just no substance to be a international film.

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By: Pradeep Engineer http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1026 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:49:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1026 This movie is spot-on, when it tries to narrates the real challenges faced by slumdogs 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!!!

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By: Amitava http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1025 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 07:37:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1025 Over rated, over hyped film.
It is actually a hindi masala movie.

If it is directed by some Indian then you will thrash it.

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By: Balaji http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1024 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 05:32:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1024 No movie is completely believable. There are few scenes which are not something we would want to believe in this one too. Imagine SRK chasing a Scorpio with a Rickshaw, that isn’t believable either. Still Main Hoon Na was considered a hit.

The essence of the movie is good, destiny. Nobody can stop things from happening if it is destined to and this was portrayed so very well in the movie.

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By: Joy Sebastian http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1022 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 19:17:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1022 THE EMPEROR IS NOT WEARIHG ANYTHING
I finished watching the movie with utter disbelief. I enjoyed segments of the movie.(The toilet scene is not defenitely one of them!)But, that is not experiencing and enjoying the movie in its entirety.I am still wondering why so many people can’t help rooting for it. Could it be ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ syndrome? The story is straight from the fantasy world-love,sepration villain, sacrifice, and grand finale! There is one more catch, RS.20 million at stake, LOL. This would have been a ‘GREAT’ hindi movie if there were 10 more songs and at least 5-6 stunt scenes. And replace destiny with one of the Deities; SUPER box office hit.

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By: Piyush Monga http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/01/24/slumdog-millionaire-you-cant-help-rooting-for-it/comment-page-1/#comment-1021 Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:31:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=289#comment-1021 Its a good movie too watch n according to me spending 200 bugs are worth………..seeing mvies according to realty angle is foolish thing……….u cannt watch even a single mvie if u think they will depict reality…..a movie is made to entertain u for 2-3 hrs…………..not to show a person full life……fact is dis mvie is tottally different frm 1 topiccc love…………….sme u shld watch dis mvie n enjoy

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