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20 Feb 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, co-directed by Loveleen Tandan, and written by Simon Beaufoy. It is an adaptation of the Boeke Prize-winning and Commonwealth Writers' Prize-nominated novel Q and A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. Set and filmed in India, Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and exceeds people's expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials. Slumdog Millionaire won five Critics' Choice Awards, four Golden Globes and seven BAFTA Awards, including Best Film, and has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

This movie is full of flashbacks. The opening scene show the main character Jamal Malik, a contestant in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? being questioned by a police, and then a question appear: Jamal Malik is 1 question away from winning 20 million rupees. How did he do it? (A). He cheated (B). He's lucky (C). He's a genius (D). It is written. Next, he's back on the chair of the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? show. He was then being tortured to answer the questions (to the police again). Later, its a flashback of Jamal's childhood in the slums, then go back to the reality show's scene, and back to his teenage life, then present....flashback and present, flashback and present, until the police got the answer and release him back to the show, to answer the final question. Its full of flashback and present, because the police think that it is a fraud..no one else had reach so far in answering the questions, so how can a boy from a slums managed to do it? Thus, Jamal was questioned. So how did he do it? Here's the answer. It is written. It's actually the life that Jamal had live so far, that help him answers all the questions precisely. It's not that he cheated or he's lucky or he's a genius, it's because it's written, the destiny that had been written. Thus, his life so far is so 'colourful' and eventually he'll live a better life. It is written.


Phoebe said...

It should be "It's a destiny" for the answer (D)...

Iceman's fan said...

Yup..It should be like that. But it will be obvious! But the answer 'It's written' will be obvious after watching the whole movie. I recommend everyone to watch the movie.