Slumdog millionaire I enjoyed the film did you enjoy it too?

@apples99 (6556)
United States
October 21, 2009 12:33am CST
I just recently saw Slumdog millionaire three days ago on cable, and I really enjoyed the film. in fact I had to watch it agin later that same day, I thought that the film was really fascinating, and it had a really sweet love story in the mitst through all of the tragedy, and I liked that the film had a happy ending, because there seems to be a shortage of good films with happy endings, I felt up lifted at the end to spite the fact that the character Jamal went through so much loss and tragedy I was very happy with the films ending. Did you enjoy this film too, and what was your favorite moment in the film?
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• United States
21 Oct 09
I did enjoy the film and I love the song at the end! It was a little over hyped in the media - I was expecting it to be amazing from all the fuss, and I thought it was great but not THAT great! But I like a lot of Danny Boyle's stuff - Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later, Strumpet, etc.
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@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
I think that a lot of films are over hyped and slumdog is no exceptions, but its still a good film never the less. Oh, and did you say you like horror films? or did you only mean Danny Boyle films, well if you meant you like horror in general, I'm one of the biggest horror film and thriller movie buffs/fans, in fact I wish I could create a blog dedicated to horror and thriller films, the dilemma is that I'll need different images from horror films to make it cool and its so difficult to find public domain film images, and theres so many copy right laws to worry about. so I decided to squash the idea for now if you happen to have any ideas on how I can start my horror blog site feel free to PM me. Well let me stop bubbling, well thanks for responding.
• United States
23 Oct 09
I do like horror films. But really the fact that I am a Danny Boyle fan comes from being a long time fan of Christopher Eccleston, I got into Danny Boyle's work because he has worked with CE on a lot of things (like Shallow Grave, 28 Days Later etc)
@AmbiePam (59171)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I have not seen the movie, but I was glad that it won the Oscar. I get sick of seeing depressing so called 'arty' films winning the Academy Award each year. I am glad a movie with a happy ending won.
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@jimeny (640)
• Israel
21 Oct 09
I really liked that film. It was very confusing at first, but then as it went on- I saw how smart it really was. My favorite part of the movie is when that kid fall into the poop hole, and then goes and asks for an autograph XD that was hilarious in my opinion and it made me laugh hard.
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• China
21 Oct 09
HI, I like this movie too, a good indian film. as you said, it has a good ending. maybe i will watch again in my light schedule. thank you for share with such a good movie.
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• India
21 Oct 09
I watched Slumdog millionaire upto two times till now.i enjoyed the movie very much.i like the concept of a street boy participating in a reality show and winning money and that to the questions are also some what related to the incidents of his life .by gaining money he also gains his love also.it is a very differnt film.what do you say?
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@AniruS (257)
• United States
21 Oct 09
apples, I like the concept of the movie and the message that it is trying to give out. "You learn most of the things from your life experiences", but I feel that the move getting oscars and all is hyped. Moreover I do not like the way most of Indians have taken the movie as. We should understand that this is not an Indian movie, but a British movie based on Indian theme. I have also written an article about this on my blog if you may want to read it. http://www.the-risingsun.com/?p=26 Let me know what you thing about the article.
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
21 Oct 09
actually speaking, this is purely an indian movie....director danny belong to irish, but that doesn't sound in this movie.... movie was completely filled by indian actors and the background music and music direction and production was by an INDIAN.... And that INDIAN music Director has won two Oscars In ur State Los Angeles... Millionaire Programme is an indian Show....so everything belong to india.. and we deserve the oscar and we have won the oscar... and there is no hype created for this movie, this movie clearly deserves...
• United States
21 Oct 09
It is a collaboration. You cannot ignore the fact that the director is British based and the novel was taken up to become a screenplay by a British production company. That doesn't take away from the fact that a great Indian crew, actors, musicians etc helped to create it - you are right to be proud of that. I don't know whether it deserved the oscar or not, because it is very subjective what people think of a movie.
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
21 Oct 09
director alone cannot make a movie, almost all of his associates were indians... the world have declared that this was an indian movie and an indian has won two oscars...
@zed_k4 (17618)
• Singapore
21 Oct 09
I would say the story is interesting in its own right. There are elements of a love story, about poverty, about cruelty, humanity and many more. I think it depends on different people's flavor and taste. But one aspect which touches me so much is the element of poverty. It is so sad seeing how families struggle for a living, for education and for survival too.
@agv0419 (3025)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
I watched it twice I like the love story. The poverty in India is almost the same here in the Philippines. India is a crowded country like what I observed in the film. Yes I like the love story of Latika and Jamal. I don't it is really overrated but I Slumdog Millionaire is have a simple story but you can feel the struggle that they have been too to be able to survive.
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
21 Oct 09
hey people, we are not poor.....but actually our entire country is not poor, some part may be economically struggling, but most of our people are having enough money to survive and we do not ask anybody to aid us economically, we are pretty strong and we stand and work very hard to make our livelihood easy and i dont want anybody to comment my country as poor...im very much proud to be an indian.....
@zed_k4 (17618)
• Singapore
22 Oct 09
The film dealt with issues of poverty and morality. How the rich could be and how the poor could be. I think this concept can be seen everywhere, even in my country... there are poor people here too.. even in a modern, cosmopolitan area. Not all are poor and not all are rich, of course..NoT all. It's not even an issue about race or country. It's simply about life......the rich and the poor. Period...
• Indonesia
21 Oct 09
Contrary to you, I think it's the most overrated movie last year, did not deserve a Best Picture at all. This movie is a usual story about poverty mixed with love and told in unique way (by playing Who Wants To Be A Millionaire). It's a good movie, but it did not give me a new watching experience like Benjamin Button (who many people thinks overrated but IMO it's splendid in many parts), Wall-E and Dark Knight.
@gunagohan (3414)
• India
21 Oct 09
overrated......my country men have done this movie and this is our first attempt and on our first attempt my state's musician has won two oscars and he dedicated it to our people and said "every honors to god" and i think somebody should replace the panel of oscar for enlisting the movies oscar awards in Los Angeles, so people should not think that it was overrated... whatever people say, we dont mind, we have won the oscar...
• Indonesia
21 Oct 09
Ok, first of all, it's not India first attempt in Oscar. Every year, every country are eligible to put their films to compete in the Oscars. As I can remember there is one movie that even nominated in Best Foreign Pic few years ago, I think it 's Devdas? Second, it's not an Indian movie. Mind you, it was made by British director, Danny Boyle who shoots with many Indians. I didn't make opinion about the Indians, I just think as a whole movie, it's not as good as many other great movies came last year. For the score, yes I think it's a great score and song that deserved an Oscar
• Indonesia
22 Oct 09
yeah, I wonder why it takes so long for Bolywood industry to conquer US market. Indian movie industry has been there since decades ago. Even my mom and dad used to watch Indian movies back in 50s and 60s where Hollywood movies are very rare to be found in my country. Well, I'll definitely support the movie if it is good. More power to Asian countries :)
@hobegao (136)
• China
22 Oct 09
i don't remember the time when i watched,maybe two months ago?whatever?i almost forget the plots that i have seen,and i saw a smilarly movie which is named ‘ the city of god’,that’s a real story ?
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Was the city of god released to international audience's like slumdog?
@borhan (1342)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Happy ending in any movie, makes the viewers happy at last. I have not seen the movie yet, but having the plan to see it soon. but the song, jai ho is an excellent one. i liked the song.
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
I loved that song too jai ho fun song for sure.
@borhan (1342)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Music composed by A R Rahman and the song is by Sukhwinder Singh, i believe. it is really a great one.
@Canellita (12040)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I did enjoy it. There are some scenes that I will never forget like when the little boy dove into the sewage just before he met the actor that was his idol.
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Yup that scene was really gross but kind of funny too.
• India
25 Oct 09
Yes, I have seen the movie quite a number of times and I have throughly enjoyed it. Regarding the Oscar controversy, I do feel that we Indians have this terrible knack of running down our own good things. Please respect the decision of the Oscar committee and applaud the efforts of Indians involved in this movie. The movie is not only enjoyable, but also has a very strong message. 'NEVER GIVE UP' I loved the almost all the scences in the movie and I think the part where young jamal's friend is blinded and where Jamal runs away was captured beautifully.
• Philippines
31 Oct 09
The blind boy answered "Benjamin Franklin", am I right? That was really good. And he doesn't envy Jamal, he knows that each person has their luck. I hope Jamal would get him now he's rich and famous.
@KrauseHome (36586)
• United States
24 Oct 09
This is truly an interesting movie. I have seen it a couple of times myself, and it is so hard to believe that people are actually treated like this in other countries. Makes me wish I could go rescue all of the children being made to do things like this as well. But overall this movie is very touching and can get a lot of people to think and really realize things like this are continuing around the world everyday.
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
24 Oct 09
Yes know what you mean I wish I could reached through my TV screen and helped those children in the film, especially on the scene where they lost there mother it was a very sad moment in the film, and I just kept thinking what are they going to do now, but as we saw they had to find there own way.
@RawBill1 (8537)
• Gold Coast, Australia
23 Oct 09
I have not seen this film yet, but I did want to see it when it was first released here. This was even before it won lots of awards and became well known. For some reason, when I first saw the preview of the film it appealed to me. I cannot remember why we did not see it at the time, I think it was not on at the right time for us when we went out, so we saw another movie instead. I will have to make the effort to go and rent the movie so that I can read the rest of this discussion...LOL
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
23 Oct 09
LOL yes you should check the film out before you read this post so you can judge and enjoy it for yourself I think you might like the film, well maybe you can let me know.
• United States
22 Oct 09
I really enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire. I was a little worried I wouldn't like it as much as everyone said, since I saw it way after it came out and there was a lot of hype, but I was pleasantly surprised when I finally saw it and enjoyed it!
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Yea I had the same feeling of scepticism before I saw the film but like you I was pleasantly surprised too, I thought the film was very good.
@bunnybon7 (51408)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Oct 09
geesh i wanted to comment on the fact that you've given away a lot of the movie including the end! i was getting it from netflix next just to see why they say its so great. anyway gunhgohan or whatever hes called is like getting way carried away with what the whole post was about. i stopped reading after page one. war zone here it seems.
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Oh sorry I forgot that there might be some that still havent seen it yet, well if its any constellation you still should get the DVD because you still may enjoy seeing it for your self with the music even though this topic might have given the film a way a little.
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Yes, i enjoyed the movie-it really deserves to win an oscar award. i watched it a month ago online. i like the young Jamal-especially the funny scene in the toilet.: )
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Oh the out house bathroom scene was funny and gross all at the same time haha, thanks for responding.
@solared (1208)
• United States
22 Oct 09
It keeps coming on HBO, I been meaning to see it, but I will soon probably this weekend.
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
You should see it you might enjoy it, I sure did I was surprised at how entertaining it was to watch.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Slumdog Millionaire is a very good movie . Do you know that they almost sweeped the Academy Awards? I'm not very much impressed with the love story though it's kinda predictable. I'm more impressed by how the writer framed the story of Jamal through the questions asked in the show within the movie. Very realistic and yet unpredictable .
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Yes I knew about the films award wins, I liked the little love story among other parts I also enjoyed Jamal and his brothers growing up story, though I was saddened by the fact that jamal's mother was killed in the story thats why it was nice that the story ended on a more positive note.
• India
21 Oct 09
i have seen slumdog millionarie before it released in india..its a superb movie..hats off to MR A.R.REHMAN for his brilliant effort in the background music and the song "jai ho"..he is irresistably great..and he proved himself by acheiving the honourable oscar award..special thanks to danny boyle for making a movie so great...
@apples99 (6556)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Yes a very good film in my opinion. and being from the US its nice to see a story about other cultural backgrounds, and such a great story too, I watched it twice.