so my crazy friends and i have started a movie club. i have some of the most eclectic friends ever and that’s what i love about them. so the first movie to watch was slumdog millionaire.
so a bit of history about this movie… it’s original release was as an independent movie for the artsy fartsy type. however, after rave reviews, the capitalistic movie industry decided to make this mainstream. it’s currently in the theatre’s but we hit the bootleg man up so that we could watch in the comforts of phil’s home.
the story was excellent! it’s about how this young indian kid is on the indian version of “who wants to be a millionaire”. but the thing that makes this movie so good is that for every question he has to answer, there is some reference to his life growing up. this kid has lived a tough life so it’s interesting to see all of the references. more interesting then that is seeing the difference in culture and what types of adjustments have to be made in order to stay alive.
the main character’s name is jamal. he’s a sweet kid who is loyal to his family and his heart. he’s a hard worker and a little nervous. he’s fought his way to live an honorable life and believe in destiny.
his brother’s name is salim and this kid is a GANSTA! at the youthful age of 7 or something he was bossing people around and handling business. he is more loyal then what he appears to be and in the end, sacrifices his life for his brother’s happiness
litika is a girl that jamal and salim saved when their village was invaded. she grew up with them and jamal loved her since they saved her. they got separated numerous times but love continued to bring them back together
love and money… you have mixed them both
this movie was such a great combination of ruthless hardships and idealistic love. i won’t say that it has fully re-ignited my faith or desire for what they had in the movie, but i love the combination of it all. the cast and behind the scenes crew did an awesome job of making a witty love story that caused you to get so involved and attached to the characters.