Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire


Wow. Last night I went to a movie premiere of Slumdog Millionaire (in aid of CREDO). I can definitely see why it won all those awards.

The cinematography, the directing, the casting/acting, the soundtrack, the story, the camera work, the editing, the textures, colours, landscapes, locations, the overall style ... everything was amazing the way it fitted together. I, who am famous for falling asleep five minutes into a movie, actually saw it through to the end ... closing my eyes briefly only once when he was answering a question in studio (and only at that moment because I knew there wouldn't be any of those beautifully framed and textured shots from his memory to be missed).

Without giving away too much of it, my favourite part was when he kissed her scar. After an entire lifetime of waiting and wanting, that is where he chose to kiss first. This choice spoke volumes to me.

Lovely movie. Better seen on a big screen than on a TV.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes brilliant movie! The messages for me were: 1. true love and destiny are very closely related and 2. what we get out of life depends on the choices we make - e.g. look at what happened to each of the two brothers in the end...

Elspeth said...

Yes, lots of messages, especially about the power of love, determination, destiny, truth. It also showed me how the experiences we have in life add up ... like a huge jigsaw puzzle where each piece, no matter how seemingly insignificant at the time, has its part to play in the whole.

Melanie said...

I just saw this movie this weekend, finally! Awesome! I am more excited than ever to go to India now. :)