When acclaimed director Danny Boyle wandered into the slums of Mumbai, India, with a relatively unknown group of actors, it was hard to imagine what the filmmaker was doing so far from home. However, with the release of “Slumdog Millionaire,” it’s apparent that Boyle doesn’t need to be on familiar ground to make excellent movies.
A film like “Slumdog Millionaire” doesn’t come along very often. But when it does, we end up falling in love. Initially the plot appears formulaic: a teen from the slums of Mumbai rises from rags to riches by appearing on a popular gameshow. But rest assured, “formulaic” definitely has no place amidst the numerous adjectives that can be used to describe this film.
“Slumdog Millionaire” is so realistic and moving that you find yourself gripped by the artistry with which it was made.
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