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Aro Recommended Slumdog Millionaire

 

UK / India 2008, 120 minutes
Dir. Danny Boyle
In Hindi, English with English subtitles
Rating: [R]
Genres: Drama

Topics: Rites-of-passage.

 

Aroview: Exhilarating Oscar winner following the tumultuous life of a Mumbai streetkid who suspiciously triumphs on the Indian version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'.

Forced to reveal how he came to know the answers through a series of flashbacks, it's an effective framing device that successfully integrates a variety of Western and Bollywood sugars and spices, while charged with a vitality that can only come from an authentic location shoot. Despite an ending that's arguably "too good to be true", it held sentimental sway with a huge worldwide audience as well as with The Academy, taking home eight Oscars in a charmed twist of fate that curiously echoes the film's own parable. It is written, indeed.

Oscar - Best Picture

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