Yesterday I went to see this year's Academy Award Winner 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
'Slumdog Millionaire' follows the life of Jamal. Jamal and his brother Salim lose their mother in Hindu-Muslim riots and are forced to live on the dumps.
There they meet Latika, the girl who Jamal will fall in love with.
The three of them are picked up by a musician and they feel their life is going up - until Salim works out that anyone who can sing will be blinded to earn extra money begging.
Salim and Jamal escape but Latika is too slow.
Various other flashbacks show the progression of the lives of the three children until adulthood. Salim shoots the musician but is then taken by a sort of 'mafia man' to do his bidding. Jamal is forced out of the threesome and goes to work in a call centre.
In the present Jamal is one question away from winning $200 000 0000 rupees and is being tortured on suspicion of cheating.
Luckily this film has a happy ending which is always a good thing.
Slumdog Millionaire is an exceptionally interesting film - I was glued to my seat. It gives a great look into the seedy side of India. The personalities of Salim, Jamal and Latika are well developed and acted. The child actors, especially, deserve mention.
This is one of the must see films of the year.