Movie “Slumdog Millionaire”
Sariya ( Azerbaijan )
The movie “Slumdog Millionaire” – Sariya’s goosebump moment
“Hello! My name is Sariya. I am from Azerbaijan and my goosebump moment was recently when I was watching “Slumdog millionaire”, the movie about the orphan who lived in Mumbai and who rises from rags to riches on the strength of his lively intelligence. When he participated in Indian version of “Who wants to be a millionaire?”, he answered all the questions in this game and he won the 20 thousand rupees and it was really amazing that that person who lived without family support and due to his knowledge and experience in his life, he became the richest person in Mumbai. Once again I understand that gifted people can achieve with their intelligence whatever they want.”
Turning a tough life experience into triumph
“Slumdog Millionaire” is a 2008 British-Indian film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy, winner of 8 Oscar Awards. The film is based on the novel “Want to be a Millionaire?” (original title: Q & A), by Indian writer and diplomat Vikas Swarup.
The social message of this film focuses on the struggle of the marginalized sectors to survive. It also has a pedagogical approach to meaningful learning, expressed in how young Jamal turns his ordeal in life into an opportunity for triumph.
We can appreciate that all the vicissitudes to which he was subjected allowed him to forge an indispensable character to survive in the hostile environment of his childhood and adolescence. As a result of his experiences, he accumulated experience and knowledge, fixed in his mind given the circumstances and characteristics in which the events took place.
This film has a diversity of themes and aspects of life that inspire and make the audience reflect. It presents poverty in its maximum and crude expression, the lack of employment, the use of children as objects of violence and abuse at an early age, leading them to ask for and reject education.
On the other hand, it teaches that we can make decisions, these can be correct or negative, in simple and extreme situations, we can see the good and the bad and our future will depend on that.
Money does not bring happiness, being a good, intelligent, and humble person can achieve more than any negative behavior.
Young Jamal was a humble person with a good heart, and he never had any interest in being a millionaire. He simply wanted to be seen by his only love, demonstrating that it is not necessary to be educated to have knowledge and wisdom. With his experiences he was able to impress thousands of people who did not believe in him. The contempt of others for simple people is highlighted on stage.
It also shows the abuse of authority that is a constant today. Greed, fraud, theft, lying are anti-values reflected in the film. Whenever one wants to follow a dream, there are always obstacles, but if one is perseverant, trusts in God and tries, one can achieve it.
The big winner at the Oscars
At the 81st Academy Awards, “Slumdog Millionaire” swept up the awards, winning Best Picture and Best Director, among others.
The Indian slum story “Slumdog Millionaire” won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2008 and became the winning film of the ceremony, with a total of eight statuettes.
Among the Oscars received by this film about Indian suburbs, it stands out for best director, original song, soundtrack, and adapted screenplay.
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