I finally watched Slumdog Millionaire, a movie about an Indian boy who grew up in the slums and wins the top price in India’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show. Of course, no one believes that he didn’t cheat to win because how can someone who grew up with no education manage to answer all the questions correctly?
The movie is a perfect mix of suspense, romance, and comedy. I thought the movie would become too formulaic after I realized that we were going to see just how Jamal, the contestant, arrived at each answer of the game show. Luckily, it didn’t end up being to predictable at all. I liked how the movie fed us bite sized pieces of Jamal’s life till the end and showed us present day India without being too preachy.
My favorite thing about Slumdog Millionaire was the soundtrack. There’s a good mix of bhangra-influenced songs as well as catchy pop songs. The best song is at the end, when the credits roll. If you end up watching it, don’t get out of your seat until you see the credits.