Slumdog Millionaire

Romba naala paakanumnu was waiting - apdi enna thaan iruku intha padathulanu...Well. After seeing the movie..cant help wondering what was in it to deserve 8 oscars!! Its pakka bollywood masala movie with some realistic screenplay. Enna..hindi padamna heroine virgina irunthirupa..annan thambi rendu perum route vitu oru triangular love story with bad annan dying in end - apdi kathai mari irukum. Illa madur bandarkar mathiri directorna..ithey kathai with full length songs irunthirukum making the movie stretching by an hour.

After seeing the movie..oscar award committeekarangala nenacha siripa varuthu. Intha padathuku entha karanathukaga award kuduthangannay puriala. The music was ok. Not Rahman's best. "Chaiaya chaiaya" was 1000 times better than this. And the movie was very confusing. Though most of the characters speak english, it sounds so out of sorts that it looks almost fake. Especially the hero talking in english at the police station. The swear words are in hindi and dialgoues in english makes it very odd to follow. Almost like my blog in tanglish :D

There is not a single performance that catches the eye in the movie. Everything is so normal and is almost like a documentary. The quizzing scenes could've been made more thrilling. No wonder mumbaikars are angry about the movie. The city has been shown in the worst possible light, with only the uglier portions of the metro hogging the limelight. Surprsingly Bollywood, the heart of the city, finds just a passing mention in Amitabh bachan's virtual appearence. Though made by a foreigner, this movie is a typical hindi masala movie and frankly doesnt deserve the oscars it won. Still, glad for Rahman for finally opening the account. Jai Ho and deserve Ho, from now on.

Comments

G3 said…
:))

unga alavukku technicalla ellam pesa theriyaadhu... I dont know if it deserves oscar or not.

But Padam enakku pudichirundhudhu.. It was obviously worth watching :)
Priya said…
I totally agree gils. When you watch Changling and Bradpitt movie, its nothing comparable. I wonder why Indians celebrate when only they are cast but not directed by our own people. Even ARR had given us better songs than Jai Ho.

Well whatever..
Lancelot said…
ippothan watching mudichittu vanthu comment panren..so far i dont find it realistic as wel...
Birumanand said…
First of all, its your mistake to watch that movie. Any Indian movie directed by a Non Indian will lack the touch of Indian flavour.
If you want to watch some good movies here is the list
> Monsoon wedding
> Mr&Mrs Iyer
> The Namesake (i would recommend you to watch this movie - its quite powerful)
> Flavours (I bet you will roll on the floor and laugh)
All these are ABCD (American Born Confused Desi) or DBCA (Desi Born Confused American) movies.
KK said…
Dont know what to say...

//But Padam enakku pudichirundhudhu.. It was obviously worth watching :)//

Me the repeatu...
Divyapriya said…
enakku padam pudichirundhuchu...i liked the idea behind it, aanaa oscar alavukku movie and music irundhudhaa theriyale...
gils said…
@ggg:
padam pudikala solala..aana ivlo hype romba over thaan solren

@pria:
hmm...same to same

@lance:
angayum athey kathiaya :)
gils said…
//Any Indian movie directed by a Non Indian will lack the touch of Indian flavour. /

anne naaluthalayanne...gaandhi gaandhi nu oru padam vanthuchu nyabgam irukanne

@kk:

saga padatha pathi kura solala..hype thaan sonen..and oscar..twenty muchu
gils said…
@dp:
:D kathasiriyai sonna kareeta than irukum
kanaguonline said…
/*The city has been shown in the worst possible light, with only the uglier portions of the metro hogging the limelight.*/

what worst possible light.. it is worst than what has been shown.. the way those people suffer can't be picturised thru cinema lenses :(
gils said…
@kanagu:
irukatumnga...atha pathi prachana ila.aana oru alpa awardkaga oru citya damage panni matum katrathu enaku pudikala..mumbai is known for its spirit also..centuries worst rain vanthu ooray muzuhagara alavu irunthapo kuda renday naalula it came back to normalcy..hurricane katrina epect stl felt in US...apdirukarachay...antha citya mattama matum katirukathu thaan idikuthu..athuakga usathi solala..konjam nalla vishayathuim katirukalam..ithu oru indian eduthiruntha no one wud quesstion the integrity..enna athu oscarukelam pogathunu confirma teriyum...englishkaran vanthu kutham solla en oor thaan kedacthua..avanga oor sluma vachu oscar vangikatum
Lancelot said…
//.englishkaran vanthu kutham solla en oor thaan kedacthua..avanga oor sluma vachu oscar vangikatum//

super thalaiva....

Popular Posts