If you haven’t already, be sure to watch Slumdog Millionaire. Whether you love Indian movies or hate ’em, it’s a sure pleaser. A young boy on the verge of winning millions on India’s version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” solely for the purpose of winning his childhood sweetheart – what could be better? Well, the fact that the sweetheart is the smoking Feida Pinto sort of helps. Searches for her have topped Yahoo Buzz lists.
I didn’t find it different in plot than any of your typical Bollywood mirch masala fare. But if you hate the usual three hour Indian movies, you may find yourself liking this one. Especially because it skips all of the song and dance sequences that so tire certain viewers. Director Danny Boyle (Of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later fame) goes straight to the action, directing an all-Indian cast in a film that has won numerous awards and is being deemed a possible Oscar winner.
Naturally when a non-Indian directs an Indian film that isn’t horrible, one expects such buzz. Watch it yourself and let me know what you think!