From Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, comes the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"
Million people are looking for a day of luck. Holywood is a fantasy machine and I like to go to the cinema every weekend. Once ex- president Rodrigo Borja said: everybody wants to win the lottery, but few of them dare to buy a ticket. I never knew some winner, but those who with effort and discipline conquered the world. Misery of the others, violence between poorest always will be a reason to get a great film. It is as to say: look, it happens there, not here, because here you are safe and sure, so do not protest and accept all that you have it now.
"The 10-year-old child star of "Slumdog Millionaire" was awakened Thursday by a policeman wielding a bamboo stick and ordered out of his home. Minutes later it was bulldozed along with dozens of other shanties. (May 14)"
"THE ACTORS OF SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, FOR EXAMPLE "SALIM" WHO THE STORY WAS ABOUT, WAS NOT PAID PROPERLY FOR THE ACADEMY AWARD FILM. HE WAS LIVING BACK IN THE SHANTI TOWN BACK IN MUMBAI NEAR THE OPEN SEWER AFTER THE FILM, AND NOW THE COUNCIL HAS DEMOLISHED HIS HOUSE. SALIM, WHO WON ACADEMY AWARDS FOR HOLLYWOOD IS HOMELESS FOR REAL!"
So I can say, it was by far the most intense trailer I've seen...but what about the actors? And again: they all were super!!!! I watch it over and over and over again! And I feel very inspiring I must do something for the world, the question is what?
The world is always waiting for more action. A good cinema´s fan pays his ticket and his consciousness is calm. Is it really important for us, if Salim, the film´s boy, was selected in slums of Mumbai, a 22 millons city, and once he received the appreciated trophy, returned to live with his family in the suburbs? Intense, cruel is the film, same as the life. A deep dream of wolves.