Sunday, February 15, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Yesterday I went to watch Slumdog Millionaire at Pavilion's GSC. As you all may already know, everyone around the world has been talking about Slumdog Millionaire since it's big winning at the 66th Golden Globe Awards recently. It won all four of the Golden Globe Awards it was nominated for, including Best Drama Film and Best Director. Slumdog Millionaire has also been nominated for 10 categories in the 2009 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Slumdog Millionaire is adapted from a novel entitled Q and A written by Indian author, Vikas Swarup. It tells the story of a young man named Jamal from Mumbai's slum who enters the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. He answers all the questions correctly and nobody including doctors and lawyers appeared on the game show before had ever achieved that. This arousing the suspicion of an individual who thinks Jamal had been cheating. He then sends Jamal to the law enforcement officials.

So what makes Slumdog Millionaire so special and won numerous awards? For me personally, Slumdog Millionaire is a very RARE movie. It is not just rare but EXTRAORDINARY too. It is an extraordinary movie that is very hard to be found nowadays. It is definitely an Oscar worth. Please go watch this movie. I am sure you will agree with me!

One of the scenes from Slumdog Millionaire

Note: The Best Picture of the 2008 Academy Awards, No Country for Old Men is another rare+extraordinary movie. Please watch this movie too. Or at least read the original novel (the same name) written by Cormac McCarthy.


Pengejar Masa said...

its better to read the novels. more depth and feeling to it.

Naz said...

Pengejar Masa: Agree with you. Tapi utk No Country for Old Men i can say the movie is as good as its original novel walaupun dalam movie mmg ada ubah suai skit.. =)

nzard said...

juno-->rare n extraordinary too! simple story but great cinematography (dunno if i use the right term???or maybe just direction not cinematography?)

ShahRiLL RaMLi said...

I haven't have the time to watch it yet. But I heard mountainous buzz about it. The leading lady Miss Pinto was dubbed as Bollywood's Angelina Jolie. I guess Aishwarya has to hide her claws before the unleash of her new Hollywood 's "Pink Panther 2."

By the way, I heard Brad's "Benjamin Button" is good jugak - the most nomination utk Oscar esok. I hope Angie menang although fat chance.

nzard said...

shahrill: most people in hollywood hate that BButton film la and no way Angie gonna win the Oscar bcoz Changeling is a weak film compared to The REader so my guess is Kate Winslet gonna win the Golden Man.

Naz said...

Nzard: Juno mmg best. Aku pun suka Juno gak.. kelakar!

Shahrill: Aku setuju ngan Nzard, mesti Kate Winslet akan menang punyalah!

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