i have watched slumdog millionaire

slumdog millionaire - jamal when he was still a boy
Philippines
March 30, 2009 3:21pm CST
i have not seen this movie before it won the best picture from oscars and i think golden globe? correct if i'm wrong, but when i finally saw it, i can say it really deserved its award, in this movie they show the ugly side of India, the poverty and abuse, the poor and the children exprienced from the bad elements of their society, but they show it in a very light manner.you can laugh at it but it pierce your heart at the same time.poverty is the main theme of this movie but in the end it shows that love is more important than money.
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@j47lee (740)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
yup...the theme of the movie is very good..and seeing this movie.. it really reflects what happen in real life... the writer who wrote this have seen these stuffs with his/her own eyes.... there are children trading in India.. and there were cases where you can hire a baby for a day to beg for money.... i feel it really deserves the oscar it earned.... and hurray for the everyone in the movie....
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
[b][/b]yes you are right, and i hope this movie serves as an eye opener to others, and as I wrote to aisa, these things exist not only in India but to so many other countries too..."God protects those children", I pray..
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hello iamcapricorn! I have watched the movie online too and I can say that it's really a nice movie. There are some happy moments bad there are sad moments as well. This story shows brotherhood where Salim is greedy of money, but when it comes to his brother, he will still choose his brother's safety than money. It also shows jamals luck because all the questions in the game show somehow related to him.
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
[b][/b]hi aisaellis,thanks for the comment, yes it shows the reality of life; poverty, abuse, money, power, greed and love..the settings is very real, that at first India tried to stop the making of the movie for showing the negative side of the economic situation of their country, but when it won the awards, they are very very proud.. this reality does not exist only in India but from all other countries, whether rich or poor...
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
I hope that I will get the chance to see this movie. It seems to be a ground-breaking movie having won Oscars and not even made in Hollywood. Cheers!!
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
Go underdogtoo!! you will not be dissappointed.....
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Great! I look forward to watching it when I can. I have heard so much of it through others then the Oscar hoopla behind it made me wonder how it would be; In a nutshell, it's about a young man in India; he was an orphan and gets into the Indian equivalent of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? there and for every question he asked, he'd go back to a certain portion of his life. Plus he has a girl he grew up with and wants but she belongs to another. Your typical rags to riches story.