Based on the Book: Slumdog Millionaire (or Q&A): Book vs Film
Dev Patel (left) and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire a derisive term the quiz -show's duplicitous host (Bollywood vet Anil Kapoor) uses to While vacillations in Jamal and Salim's relationship occasionally lack adequate. Some years later, Jamal and Salim return to Mumbai where Jamal searches everywhere on the quiz show he knows she likes to watch, “Who wants to be millionaire? .. How would you describe the relationship between Prem and Jamal?. Film: Slumdog Millionaire, Starring Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, and Frieda he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. Early on we see their characters diverge when Salim locks Jamal in the.
Blending historical perspective, grim reality, whimsy, crime drama and starry-eyed romance, Boyle crafts a character-driven, postmodern Dickensian tale of epic proportions.
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Slumdog Millionaire depicts an India teetering uneasily between the old and the new, an amalgam of traditional religious values and Western economic and cultural influences. The film's premisean year-old Muslim and former street orphan competing on a Hindi version of the American game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Indeed, the very name of the show could serve as the mantra for today's generation of young Indians weaned like Americans on a diet of capitalism and materialism.
The film's opening scene shows the game-show contestant, Jamal Malik Dev Patelbeing tortured and interrogated by police suspicious that he has cheated his way to the final question and a chance to win 20 million rupees.
The script by Simon Beaufoy The Full Montybased on Vikas Swarup's novel Q and A, flashes back upon Jamal's life, from his hardscrabble upbringing in Mumbai's slums to his single-minded goal to win the heart of his lifelong love, Latika Freida Pinto.
Jamal explains to skeptical investigators how the 12 questions he has already correctly answered relate to events in his past, many of which coincide with India's own history and modern-day development. He operated a pay toilet. Salim was shown charging people to use an outdoor toilet located at the edge of the slums at the start of the movie. When Salim lost a customer because Jamal was taking too long in the toilet, Salim got back at Jamal by trapping him in the toilet when he wanted to get Amitabh Bachchan's autograph.
Jamal only managed to get the autograph by jumping through the toilet hole and holding Amitabh's photo high above his head so that it wouldn't get soiled. Salim still came out on top in the end, because he sold the autograph to a cinema projectionist while Jamal was having a bath. What is written underneath it? The truth alone triumphs This motto is expressed in Hindi as "satyameva jayate. Where did Jamal work as a chaiwala? A call centre Jamal knew the answers to one of the questions on the show because of his job at the call centre.
Since the call centre employees had to pretend they were British to the callers, they were taught a little bit about UK to help them. One of the classes also included learning about UK celebrity gossip. Jamal picked up some of this while working there. Though the word 'slumdog' has been used in the movie to describe people like Jamal, who live in the slums of Mumbai, I have never heard it or any vernacular variation of it used in Mumbai.
Beaufoy coined it by combining the words 'slum dweller' and 'underdog'. Born in London inhe appeared on the British television show "Skins" in the role of Anwar Kharral. In an interview, Patel told of how the film's director, Danny Boyle, complained to his young daughter that he couldn't find the right actor for Jamal. She was watching "Skins" at the time and pointed to Patel on the television screen.
Imran Khan was a famous Pakistani cricketer turned politician. He was also murdered, in Christiane Amanpour was hired by CNN shortly after her graduation from the University of Rhode Island and was later named that network's chief international correspondent. An eye-patch Maman runs a racket on the pretext of an orphanage which makes the street-children beg on the streets of Mumbai. In order to earn more money, Maman's gangmen are shown to make some children physically deformed so that their appearance evokes sympathy from the passers-by.
Jamal, Salim and Latika are also forced into this crime. However, none of them are physically harmed. Latika is shown in the film begging at the traffic signals of Mumbai wearing an eye-patch on her right eye. Thankfully, both her eyes remain unharmed. They were followed there by a very young Latika, another survivor of the attack, who waited outside in the rain, too scared to share their hiding place without their permission. Who invited Latika to sleep in the container? Jamal When they were playing, Jamal and Salim used to call themselves "Athos" and "Porthos", after two of "The Three Musketeers" they had learnt about in school.
Jamal wanted to invite Latika in to share their container, saying that she could be the third musketeer, but Salim wouldn't hear of it. Salim was actually awake, but he did nothing to stop Jamal. A bow and arrow Lord Rama is based on a real king, although he has been deified as one of the avatars incarnations of the god Vishnu. Vishnu is depicted with blue skin, but, unlike the presentation in the movie, Lord Rama is not depicted as blue because he is Vishnu in human form a concept Christians should understand.
Lord Rama is always shown with a bow, although it can also be in in his left hand or slung over his shoulder, and often shown with an arrow. Some Hindus have complained about the depiction of the Mumbai Hindu-Muslim riots the so-called "Bombay Riots" in the movie, during which Salim and Jamal's mother was murdered by the Hindu mob and the boys encountered someone dressed as Lord Rama.
However, the riots were real, as were the thousands of ethnic killings associated with them. One of the flashbacks showed Jamal and his elder brother, Salim, attending school. What classic novel was being taught in the classroom? They used these names as codes for each other. Soon after this, their mother was killed by a mob during the riots, forcing the two kids to start looking after themselves working as scavengers.
The uniforms worn by the school kids indicate that they were studying in a Government municipality school. The medium of instruction in these schools is generally Hindi or any other regional language. For an Indian audience, it's strange to see "The Three Musketeers" taught to such young students in a Government school. She was killed in a Hindu-Muslim riot. The boys' mother died while washing clothes in the river, beaten by a rioter. First you show a person remembering something then you show what they are remembering.
But Boyle also uses this technique the other way round. Several times he ends a memory with the younger Jamal looking at the camera as if he would look into the future. The effect is one of immediacy.
The past is not something bygone and far removed from the present but something that is deeply relevant and defining the present. As the film constantly jumps back and forth from one to the other there is hardly any distance between past and present.
Indeed when Jamal thinks back to the most painful moment in his life, the death of his mother, there is no distance at all. When the flashback ends the camera slowly pans to the left. Not only do we see both past and present in one single image but we also see them in reverse order as you would usually expect the future to be on the right hand side on any timescale. For Danny Boyle past and future are so closely linked that they can almost be said to be happening at the same time.
There is no place in his life where Jamal can sit back and relax. In the interrogation room he is under threat from the police, in the quiz show he stands to win or lose Danny Boyle expertly choreographs all these story lines to cumulate in one moment, the answering of the last question.
As the story approaches the present, its different strands align themselves and begin to happen at the same time. In a prime example of parallel editing, Danny Boyle now jumps rapidly from one scene to the next. Not only are Jamal and Latika approaching their destiny, it seems all of India is too, as Boyle cuts to scenes of families gathering in front of their television or people settling down in front of TV shops to watch the national event.
All are included in the great motion towards fate. What is a flashback in a film? Name some examples of films using a flashback structure. How many levels of time does Slumdog Millionaire use? How can you tell them apart? What is parallel editing? What effect does it have? Why do you think the filmmaker chose to constantly jump backwards and forwards in time rather than telling his story chronologically?
For example a rickshaw wallah drives the rickshaw, a dhobi wallah washes clothes and chai wallahs makes chai tea. Rama is one of the most widely worshipped Hindu deities, the embodiment of chivalry and virtue. The name is specifically associated with Ramacandra, the seventh incarnation avatara of the supreme hinduist deity Lord Vishnu.
It is possible that Rama was an actual historical figure, a tribal hero of ancient India who was later deified. Encyclopedia Britannica Mahatma Ghandi: He is internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest to achieve political and social progress. Encyclopedia Britannica Benjamin Franklin: Januar — April American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat.
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Informationen zu allen Filmen, Termine der Fortbildungsveranstaltungen, englischsprachige Study Guides und Tourneedaten unter: Make a list of scenes and situations featuring the two brothers Jamal and Salim. Then add a column for Jamal and one for Salim and describe how each of them behaves in this scene.
What does this tell us about their characters? How would you describe their relationship? What do you know about Latika?
Do you know as much about her as about the two boys? Why does Prem, the showmaster, give the wrong answer to Jamal?
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How would you describe the relationship between Prem and Jamal? Who wants to be a millionaire? What do you think is the reason for its worldwide success?SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE AVANT ET APRÈS 2018 (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE LE FILM)
Would you like to be a contestant yourself? The train station, too, is of great importance as it is the place where Latika and Jamal try to meet. What do you think the train and the train station symbolize? Do they mean different things in different circumstances?
When Latika and Jamal finally meet at the station they do not take a train into their future as you would expect but remain at the station while the trains are leaving.
Why do you think this is? Pick one and discuss: Do you think this is true? Is ethical decision making possible when one must make choices based on survival?
What does this motto mean to Jamal? What does it mean to the other characters in the film, such as Salim, or Prem Kumar?