Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I was underwhelmed by the film. The characters speaking English in Mumbai seems so unnatural. I wonder what the film crew did on their multiple “research” visits to Mumbai. The actor playing Jamal Malik is very ordinary imo. Saurabh Shukla’s gaalis are a treat to hear. Irrfan Khan is wasted in his miniscule role. Anil Kapoor is irritatingly loud and uncouth while the actor playing Jamal’s brother does a good job.

The original story seems to have lost many of its best points in the silver screen adaptation. I wonder why Ram Mohammad Thomas became Jamal Malik.