Directed by Danny Boyle, Assisted by Loveleen Tandan. With Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Frieda Pinto and Irrfan Khan.
An iconic film in many ways, Slumdog Millionaire brilliantly depicts life in a Mumbai slum and the rags to riches story of a youngster with a lot of spunk and even more luck! The setting is stark and realistic; the characters are amazingly well portrayed, and the acting par-excellence! The kids who have been plucked out from actual slums to play the three main protagonists, Jamal, Salim and Latika, are the true champions of the film. Patel and Pinto are actors with immense potential, but Kapoor is wasted and looks too “stubbly” to be a TV host. The action is intense and the pace, frenetic. Oscar or no Oscar…this one deserves to be viewed by one and all.