Slumdog Millionare Essay

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Slumdog Millionaire was filmed in 2008. It was written by Simon Beaufoy and directed by Danny Boyle. It has a beautiful story that is so powerful, heart breaking, and touching at the same time. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2009, winning eight of them. The first time I saw this movie, it touched my heart and it was very pleasant and enjoyable to watch. It became one of my best and favorite movies of all time.

The main character is Jamal Malik, a teenage boy who grew up in the slums of Mumbai, India. He is playing on a show called “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” desperately trying to find the women he loves or only because he thought she would be watching. Jamal makes it to the final question on the show, which is worth twenty million rupees, but the day before the final episode Jamal is arrested and questioned by the police, who suspect him of cheating because the fact that he is a “slumdog” with little or no education and ...view middle of the document...

Finally, Jamal realized that he has no other choice but to jump through the bathroom hole into the waste and that’s exactly what he did. He was covered from head to toe with waste while running to get Bachchan’s signature.

Jamal was also asked “The song “Darshan Do Ghanshyam” was written by which famous Indian poet?” Jamal again had a flashback and remembered the man who took him, Salim, and Latika and promised them a better life, and then sent them to work as beggars in the streets. This man was obsessed with the song Darshan Do Ghanshyam, he took the eyes of the children who can sing or had a good voice out so that they would make more money singing and looking like the original singer, and because of that Jamal knew the answer was Surdas, the famous blind singer. His next question was “On an American One Hundred Dollar Bill, there is a portrait of which American statesman?” Jamal immediately remembered when he went back searching for Latika all over the streets and he met one of the blind children that knew where Latika is, Jamal gives him a hundred dollar bill. The blind boy didn’t believe it and thought Jamal was making a fool of him, because it was too much money to give away and then he asks Jamal to describe the picture on the bill and after Jamal did so, the boy told him it was Benjamin Franklin, and that’s how Jamal knew the answer.
After a while the policeman is convinced that Jamal is not lying, and he is telling the truth, so he allows him to return to the show. Millions of people were watching the show at home all over India, waiting to see what Jamal would do and the question that is going thought everyone‘s mind “Is he going to win the jackpot or not?”. Jamal’s final questions was “In Alexander Duma’s book “The Three Musketeers” two of the musketeers are called Athos and Porthos. What was the name of the third Musketeer?” Jamal shocking everyone and millions at home watching by saying that he doesn’t know the answer, as a matter of fact, it was the story he never learned while going to school. He decided to make the biggest gamble in television history and instead of walking away with ten million rupees he wanted to continue playing, then he randomly picks Aramis, the right answer, and he wins the jackpot, twenty million rupees.

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