Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Tonight Lynne and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire at the Rafael Theater. Jamal Malik, who was raised in the slums of Mumbai, is a contestant on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" and is one question away from winning 20 million rupees. Suspicious that he is somehow cheating, he is arrested and interrogated by police. The movie jumps from the present to the past as Jamal explains to the inspectors how he was able to correctly answer each question. Through these flashbacks you get to see the story of Jamal's life and that of his brother Salim and their friend Latika. It is a fantastic film and definitely worthy of all the award nominations it is receiving.