Slumdog Millionaire: A Movie Review

The cover of Slumdog Millionaire lists it as the “feel good movie of the year”. And after watching it, I guess it could be call that. It has a happy ending, anyway.

Slumdog Millionaire tells about the arrest and interrogation of Jamal, a young man who grew up in the slums of India and is now just one question away from winning a million dollars on India’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. While the police are waiting for him to tell them how he cheated his way to winning, what they learn is how he knows the answers through the hardships of growing up in the slums.

Being shown how even someone from the slums can know all the right answers made for an interesting story. However, there’s more to this tale than just the happy ending. It portrays how there are two different sides of the coin and how even two brothers who spend their entire lives trying to survive together can grow up into two completely different people.

Grade: A

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