Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture Golden Globe


Slumdog Millionaire has won the Best Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe award.

The movie was great and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

As we wrote in our review a few weeks back,

All ye Bollywood curs, hang your heads in shame because the Slumdog is soon gonna expose you.

An Oscar-worthy gem and the finest movie made in India this century, Slumdog Millionaire is coming to India in January.

Naturellement, as fine a movie as Slumdog Millionaire can’t be from a Bollywood director (although plenty of Indians do feature in this English movie directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle, produced by Christian Colson and distributed by Fox Searchlight).

Outstandingly executed, Slumdog Millionaire is the riveting life-story of an 18-year-old Mumbai ’slumdog’ and chaiwallah Jamal (Dev Patel) who happens to win the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire much to the bafflement and chagrin of the program’s host (Anil Kapoor).

Slumdog Millionaire is not merely a magnificent movie but it’s also the most absorbing portrait of India we’ve seen on the big screen.

And that’s what raises Slumdog Millionaire to the level of a classic – its amazing portrayal of the wonder and chaos and injustice that’s India.

The filthy slums, the abject poverty, the Hindu-Muslim violence, the Bollywood craze, cricket mania, Mumbai underworld, horrific exploitation of young children, the ‘new’ India rising over the demolished slums of Mumbai, police brutality, the call centers, inexplicable goodness in some souls, the packed commuter trains et al – nay, the very essence of India is distilled and captured with unusual verve and dexterity in the moving story of Slumdog Millionaire.

If you still have not watched Slumdog Millionaire, now’s the time.

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