HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
How many times has it been that you've day-dreamed of being a millionaire?
How many times has it been that you've felt things happen because that's how they are supposed to happen in our lives?
How many times has it been that you've felt that things happened around through a stroke of luck?
"Slumdog Millionaire" is one such story. It is the story of how an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik became a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?" -- an endeavor made without prize money in mind, rather, an effort to prove his love for his friend Latika, who is an ardent fan of the show.
The beautiful, and at times horrible, twists and turns of Jamal's life which brought him to the hot seat and which inexplicably also helps him win the prize money and find Latika for good, would surely leave bound to your seat for the two hours.
A well paced movie with no meaningless time squandering around that is sometimes on view in movies which have the most innovative of concepts.
Give it a watch. It should be on your list for 2009.