Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire (Soundtrack) by A.R. Rahman Review

Slumdog Millionaire (Soundtrack) by A.R. Rahman Review

Destiny of the Dog
Review by Christopher Coleman

A movie that starts off with a multiple choice question for the audience has to be something special. Right? With the exception of some jittery 16 mm film shown in one of my high school classes, I can't remember that ever being done before. Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE does just that...and it only get's better from there. Let me say upfront that, while I love the movie's title and believe this is a pretty special flick, I don't believe it is the best movie of the year...as many others apparently do. It's funny. Whenever there is mass or critical praise for something, there seems to be an inevitable backlash to follow. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE seems to be facing what THE DARK KNIGHT did earlier in the year. Sometimes there is so much talk and hype about a film that people simply get tired of hearing about how good it is and so slide into a group of counter-fans. SLUMDOG is, indeed, a very charming movie that I was fully engrossed in while viewing it, save the "outhouse" scene. Fortunately, I wasn't into that as much as our little hero was. This film making it to the big-screen is a story unto itself, but it doesn't compare to the tale it tells of a poor, Indian boy incredibly winning a few boatloads of Indian rupees on the localized Who Wants to be a Millionaire? television show. It's rags to riches story with an international twist. SLUMDOG is, at once, familiar and yet exotic and that description goes right down to it's music.

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  1. The movie is fabulous and a must watch..I too liked the plot…
    So what are you waiting for…book your tickets n watch the movie..Moreover Sony Entertainment buys Slumdog Millionaire satellite rights…


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