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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Who wants to be a slumdog millionaire?
Slumdog Millionaire is an awesooooooooooooome movie. It’s been such a long time since I saw a really good Hinglish movie. And today night, between 11 and 1, I was witness to the sheer magic of this movie. The story as the name is suggestive, traces the life of this kid who’s born in a slum and ends up becoming a millionaire. The storytelling is so rich and so brilliant, that it leaves the viewer spellbound. Probably THE best Hinglish movie I’ve seen, like ever. Danny Boyle’s direction is brilliant. Rahman’s music and background score is goosebump-inducing. Dev Patel as the protagonist and his two younger parts are outstanding and simply, simply superb. Irrfan Khan and Anil Kapoor do justice to their roles.

The verdict: This movie’s beyond ratings. It’s a once-in-a-decade kinda Indian movie. Watch it, compulsorily.

P.S. the golden globe awards are gonna start in a few hours. I’m feverishly hoping Slumdog Millionaire wins in all the nominated categories, including the best movie.

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posted by Mister Avant Garde @ 11:46 AM  
19 Comments:
  • At January 12, 2009 at 12:24 AM, Blogger Nikita said…

    yay!!! Rahman got the golden globe :-)

     
  • At January 12, 2009 at 2:07 AM, Blogger mister avant garde said…

    yay yay to that :) ... rahman rocks :)

     
  • At January 12, 2009 at 2:08 AM, Blogger mister avant garde said…

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  • At January 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Blogger Keerthi said…

    4 out of 4. Superb...

     
  • At January 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM, Blogger mister avant garde said…

    yeah kanoo ... 4 outta 4 :) ... which is awesome ...

     
  • At January 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM, Blogger pseudo intellectual said…

    i wanna watch i wanna watch i wanna watch!!
    wish 23rd would hurry up and come!

     
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    if you really wanna make money for the producers, then i guess 23d's the date girl... else, ur friendly neighbourhood dvd parlor guy's THE man da tripts :) ...

     
  • At January 14, 2009 at 1:43 AM, Blogger Shoe Girl said…

    Agree... its an amazing movie..
    however i keep wondering why no one brings up Vikas swarup and his book on which this is based?

     
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    @ shoe girl:
    vikas swarup n his Q&A also needs to be lauded ... agree that was an oversight from my side, not mentioning him ... thanks girl for bringing his name up for mention ... n yeah, it's an awesome movie :)

     
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