R | | Drama
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
3 November 2008 | anhedonia
10 | A stunning achievement: The best film of the year and one of the most exhilarating film-going experiences
I won't see a better, more exhilarating movie this year than Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire." If ...
Throughout the film, particularly in the scenes where Jamal lives as a child in the slums, we can see the word "chaiwala" (tea server) which will be Jamal's profession.
I just need Maman to like my singing, and were in the money, big money Latika.
Youngest Latika: And then what? Can we stop begging?
Youngest Jamal: Begging? Are you kidding? We'll live in a big house on Harbour Road. You, me and Salim, the three musketeers.
Youngest Latika: Harbour Road? Really?
Youngest Jamal: ...
Both Jamal and Salim speak fluent English when they're teenagers. The movie was originally supposed to all be in English, yet the actors that played young Jamal and young Salim had some trouble with speaking English. Director Danny Boyle asked producers to have the beginning in Hindi, and colored the subtitles to make them more appealing. From the storyline, Jamal and Salim probably learned from tourists.
Several of the cast perform a traditional Bollywood song and dance number set in a train station over the end credits.
English, Hindi, French
$360,018 (USA) (16 November 2008)
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