Hands down, the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Slumdog Millionaire is the BEST Asian film of the year for me. And it might as well be the best film of the year period because I found it rich and loaded with raw, powerful visuals and emotionally impacting scenes that weave together to tell the story of Jamal Malik, an Indian teen born into abject poverty. In Slumdog Millionaire, Malik is literally one question away from winning 20 million rupees on the Hindi version of “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?” Despite this, he is accused of cheating.
While the premise of the story isn’t all that sexy, ( I’m sure you’re wondering what’s so great about that game show? That show is soo a decade ago, Jinra!) what really made this film so exciting were the vivid memories of Jamal Malik and the seamless connections to his participation as a contestant. It about an underdog and there’s a non-gag inducing romance involved. I promise, the movie is more exciting than what it’s synopsis entails. The numerous awards, accolades and nominations this film has received can’t be wrong. If you’re a fan of Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting), Slumdog Millionaire is his latest work. Watch the trailer:
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