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February 2009

Oscars 2009: Slumdog Millionaire

By | 2009-02-23T12:56:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2009|talkies|

Except for a few moments when Latika makes her choices, there is no ambiguous terrain that the characters face nor are the characters complex. "Slumdog Millionaire" is a movie of stunted characters with no space, no time and no questions around them whatsoever. Imagine that in comparison to the build up in last year's winner 'NCFOM' or even blockbuster winners like 'Gladiator' where a space of silence and brooding lurks around the characters. "Slumdog Millionaire" fails miserably and I guess it failed the moment it was scripted.