GO! Watch slumdog millionaire, flowers

Posted on February 7th, 2009 by Jim

Jim here in Dubai, coming at you to recommend watching this film – Danny Boyle’s Slumdog millionaire:

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Has anyone else seen the film? It’s enjoying a ¬†winning spree in the international award circuit by winning three awards at the annual UK film critics’ awards, including the prize for ‘Best British Film’.

Danny Boyle was named best British director for his Mumbai based film about an young slum dweller attempting to win the top prize on the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’.

I’d like to dedicate this post to flowers regular Clinically Clueless who is recovering in hospital from her mental illness. Get well soom CC and you’d love this film!

So, comments welcomed on the movie slumdog millionaire – feel free to phone a friend or ask the audience!

10 Responses to “GO! Watch slumdog millionaire, flowers”

  1. Lib says:


    Yep, went to see it this week, brilliant.

    A lot darker than I thought and Dev Patel is soooo good in it.

    Cracking soundtrack too.

  2. Jim says:

    AND the end credits, reminding us it was a Bollywood film:


  3. I’m very happy for the success they are having…the scene with the kids i thought were very touching!!!

  4. Lekshmi says:

    I haven’t seen this movie yet. I bought the book and have not started reading it either:-D

  5. Gareth in Thailand says:

    I thought the blog had got a bit brighter recently, then we get a post dedicated to our resident doom meister and a post about being made redundant, I thought AEP & myself made you a bit more positive during the last few days out in Thailand – clearly we wasted our time dragging you to various entertainment establishments and knocking all this mystic, tree hugging nonsense out of you.

    Is this the shape of things to come with you having too much time on your hands?

    • Jim says:

      Probably a bit of both Gareth – my redundancy has come as a shock and this website is one crucial outlet for me to help deal with it all.

      Feel free to post and contribute with lighter posts…..!

      **fingers tapping**

  6. O'DB says:

    Very good film. Take the hype with a pinch (still feeling the pinch, Jim? More so now the Big R has kicked in) but is a Mumbai fairy-tale. Liked it.

    Give Fost/Nixon a go, too. & next on the list is ‘Milk’ & ‘Doubt’ (sort of like Mrs Doubtfire but rather than Robbin Williams in a dress, you get Phillip Seymour Hoffman).

  7. uncle cyril says:

    what I love about this film is that its british funded 100% so we make a shedload out of it while the over-rated and frankly awful ‘bollywood’ tripe that white liberals got into cos it was ‘ethnic’ makes less and less.

    perhaps me indian film will now get made

    ‘the idiocy of the caste system and sending our kids out to beg and sell themselves’

    a real ‘mumbai fairy tale’

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