Summary and Personal Opinion of “Slumdog Millionaire”

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The movie Slumdog Millionaire follows Jamal Malik, an orphan from the slums of Mumbai, as he participates in the show Who wants to be a millionaire. With each question he answers, we learn about his past through retrospective views. Jamal’s long lost love, Latika, is a recurring theme in his life story. After being freed from custody, Jamal returns to the show and calls his brother for help with the last question. Latika answers the phone instead and, though she doesn’t know the answer, Jamal guesses correctly and wins 20 million rupees. The film ends with Jamal and Latika reuniting at the train station. The student reviewer found the movie to be both dramatic and romantic with a good storyline. However, they also note that it contains common romantic movie tropes. They ultimately give the movie a score of 5 or 6 out of 6.

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The Movie is about Jamal Malik, an orphan from the slums of Bombay, or now called Mumbai. He is participating on the show “Who wants to be a millionaire” and with every question he answers we get a retrospective view of his life when he explains how he knew the answers of the questions to a police investigator. Through these retrospective views we learn about his long lost love, Latika. When Jamal returns to the show after being freed from custody he calls his brother to find out the last answer to win the 20 million rupees.

Jamal doesn’t know until Latika answers the phone, but his brother freed Latika from the Mafia he worked for and gave her his phone. Latika doesn’t know the answer, and eventually Jamal guesses right (on the first try) and wins the jackpot. After the show is over they meet at the train station as planned. They kiss, and the movie ends. I think the movie was both very dramatic and romantic. It had a good storyline, if it hadn’t been for that I’ve seen it many a time before, I might have enjoyed watching it. It is by no means a bad movie, and to be fair, I’d rather watch this movie again than most other movies I’ve seen.

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If I were to give it a roll of the dice, I would give it a 5 or 6. OR: Jamal Malik, an orphan from the slums of Mumbai participated on the show “Who wants to be a millionaire”. With every question we get to see the story of his life and how he ended up on the show as the police interrogates tortures and digs to find the truth about him. How does he find the correct answer every time? Eventually he is freed and returns to the show. He doesn’t know the answer for the last question so he calls his brother. Instead of his brother, his long lost love Latika answers the phone.

She doesn’t know the answer, so Jamal instead guesses right and wins 20 million rupees. After the show, Jamal and Latika meet at the train station, both safe and sound, they kiss each other and the movie ends. The movie was from my viewpoint excellent! Very dramatic and touching, exactly the way I like them to be. I’m not a too big fan of romantic movies. I prefer action films, but this one contained a great mix of all genres, thus leading to a good experience. All in all a classical example of a great love story with a happy ending, I’d give it a 5 out of 6 score on the dice. I would enjoyed it more if it hadn’t been such a love-cliche.

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