Slumdog Millionaire Analysis by the Choice of Jamal and Salim

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Slumdog Millionaire analysis by the choice of Jamal and Salim Slumdog Millionaire is a British drama film directed by Danny Boyle in 2008, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It is a revision of the novel Q & A by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup. The movie Slumdog Millionaire is one of the most emotionally and inspirational stories. It has taken place in Mumbai. Teen who has grew up in the slum, became a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” Jamal was one question away from winning the top prize of the show, but the host could not understand how an uneducated young boy from a slum knows the answers of the difficult questions in the show, so he has Jamal arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated. The rest of the movie has employed flashbacks to relate the tempestuous story of Jamal, his brother Salim, and Latika (a girl from their slum). Although Jamal’s life wasn’t easy, his life history was shown which explain why he knew the answers the tough questions on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Jamal and Salim has chosen opposite path in their life. Jamal has ended up winning the Indian show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” while Salim died by his gangster friends. At the end it has shown in this film that Salim was a bad person and made all wrong choices, whereas Jamal was the typical good hero. The movie was a generalization of their characters. To understand these different situations, firstly we need to understand the experiences that formed their lives. Jamal and Salim were both orphans who lost their mother in Hindu Muslim riots. They didn’t go to school for very long. Jamal called themselves as three musketeers referred himself as Athos, his brother as Porthos and Latika as Aramis. His illiteracy of the identity of the third musketeer was important at the end

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