Slum Dog Millionaire

“Great story, very well told…”

-Ruth Hubbard from Hubbard’s Cupboard
On Saturday evening I went with friends to see Slumdog Millionaire. When Nancy asked me if I wanted to see this film, I asked her if it was about a rapper. Once she told me a little about it, I recalled reading a review in Time, but I didn’t remember much.

I generally don’t do movie reviews on my blog (both because I don’t see all that many movies early enough in their life to be saying anything that hasn’t already been said a thousand times and because I don’t like to ruin the experience for those who want, yet, to see the movie). So, this is not a review.
This is simply me saying that this film may not be easy to watch (parts are downright disturbing), but it should be watched. See it in a theater if you have a chance. It earns it’s rating, but does not “try” to do so like some movies seem to do.
As the credits rolled at the end of the film, I found myself simultaneously wanting to buy the soundtrack, make a donation to International Justice Mission (IJM), and find friends to take with me to see it again. I suppose this blog is one way to do that last part.

3 thoughts on “Slum Dog Millionaire

  1. Anonymous says:

    I remember when I was in school in the late 60’s my friends and I heard stories of of how poor kids would be kidnapped or lured away from their homes and then blinded or maimed to beg on the streets. I thought this did not exist any more and that India has come a long way since. It makes me feel ashamed after watching this movie.

  2. willie bath says:

    i think rather than being ashamed we should be contributing in our own way to eradicating such things,not sit back oblivious to the world around us.
    willie bath

  3. S N UMA says:

    While Slum Dog Millionare is a well taken movie – there are couple of flaws as far as the game show is concerned – which is the fulcrum of the movie… a) Game shows are never telecasted Live !! b) During the last question – where there is a commercial break – after the question is asked wherein the participant is allowed to move around before he/she gives out the answer is not done at all !!

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