Posted by editor
February 14th, 2009
Mumbai is the backdrop for this Oscar-winning masterpiece about a rags to riches story of a boy who went from orphan vagrant to the winner of a 20 million rupee jackpot in India’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. It plays out like a genuine Bollywood movie – complete with a dance scene to cap it off.
The cinematography and the flow of the plot is excellent, even the most leisurely movie goer will appreciate and understand this cinematic masterpiece. Set in Mumbai’s slums, it tell the story of two brothers – Jamal and Saleem Malik. One chooses to dedicate his life to love, while the other pursues power, money, and notoriety. Two very different paths. The concept is cliche, but the presentation is not. Throughout the whole film, the director plays around with stereotypes but never does the film feel trite. Truly a cinematic classic in the making.