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Slumdog Millionaire Movie Review Essay

Name : Sajal Kanti Das

Date : January 1, 2018

Slumdog Millionaire is a movie about love, and overcoming obstacles. An impoverished young man won a fortune on a game show by using his life events as a guide. The film centres around two brothers and a girl, and the ways in which they lose and find each other. Jamal Malik, an 18 year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. He experienced the biggest day of his life when he was given the chance to compete on the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Jamal answered all of the questions right throughout the whole show. The show authorities thought Jamal somehow cheated on the show. They believe he knew the answers to the questions asked. He was put into jail, where he was beaten and tortured by Police.

Each scene of Jamal’s life seemed like a rollercoaster. He had to face lot tough times throughout his whole life. Jamal and his brother ran out of the village because of the religious conflict between Hindus and Muslims. Muslims are the minority group in India. Hindu had a huge belief on Ram. They believed Vishnu has come to earth as Ram to protect the earth from evils. Vishnu is “the Preserver.” Muslims are also the minority group in Jamal’s village. Hindus and Muslims always have conflict between them. He lost his mother at very young age because of the religious fight. He was torn from his brother, Salim, and his lover, Latika. He struggled to escape his “Slumdog” lot in life and had difficulty risking his own life to be with his love. He also had to fight with the crime lord, who kidnapped Latika. Jamal and his brother Malik also had major conflict towards the end of the movie regarding latika.

One day Jamal got the chance to compete on the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” The way that Jamal gets onto "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" shows how the caste system has been undermined in the film. Because Jamal grew up in the slums there should be no way that he could get a job at the call centre. Even though he had the lowest job there serving tea to people. The call centre

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