Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tale of a slumdog

Have you watched “Slumdog Millionaire”? Hubby bought dvd of the movie and heard so much controversy and critics of it, we decided to watch and be judges of it yesterday.

Slumdog Millionaire” stunned the Oscar last week by winning 8 out of 10 nominations. Amid the tremendous critics it proved to be a worth watching movie. It is a story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” However before the final question, Jamal was been arrested on suspicion of cheating. Out of desperation, Jamal told his life story of how he grew up in the slums with his brother and through each chapter of his story, it reveals the key to the answer to each question in the show.

Some parts of the Jamals’ stories touched on racist issue and child beggars, so it was pretty heart-wrecking and touching to see those young children striving to survive the cruelty and poverty. After watching “Slumdog Millionaire” I feel that my children is very lucky to live on this part of the world and never know how poverty like and its affect on other children. Been pampered, my little gal can choose what food to eat and clothing to wear, where as some children aren’t that lucky. Sigh!


Dav DiDi said...

I didn't watch movie for quite some times liau ... maybe one day i'll buy the dvd.. hehe

Nick Phillips said...

I've heard so much about this movie that I must go catch it when it comes out.