Stitch and Bear

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I read Vikas Swarup's book 'Q and A' about a year ago and enjoyed it. It was funny, entertaining, easy-reading but not a classic. Then I heard about this new great Indian film, which had a storyline suspiciously similar to the book I had read. But the name was different. Turns out that the film was based on the book. Now the book has been completely upsurped by 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

Slumdog Millionaire is a good film, as you would expect from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Sunshine, The Beach ...). However, I don't understand why it is receiving all the accolades and awards. It is entertaining and funny, yet exposes the poverty and corruption of modern India. It is a feel-good film, but I think that the world must be in a very depressing place if this is the 'feel-good film of the decade'.

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