Friday, January 02, 2009
Even without the excellent reviews I would have gone to see Slumdog Millionaire. I love AR Rahman soundtracks and MIA sings a couple of the songs. With both Anil Kapoor and Irfan Khan in key roles, I was ready to love it even before I saw it. I knew it would be good but I didn't expect it to be as great as it was. I won't bother to do a recap here as you likely already know what it's about. This was a move that had it all: great story, fine acting (especially from the kids), excellent music, color, drama, and an endearing hero. Some parts are admittedly hard to watch but the whole package is not to be missed. After my many hours of watching Hindi cinema I found it fascinating to see how a non-Indian made an Indian film but you don't need that background to enjoy the film.