Jon Stewart told Dev Patel that Slumdog Millionaire was the most depressing feel good movie he’s seen. I kinda get what he meant.
It’s not slow like Benjamin Button, and not as long too. The pace was faster and the colours very vivid, the tone not as muted. I imagine Mumbai to be vibrant like Delhi, maybe different as it is India’s financial capital.
The part about the two brothers in adulthood could’ve been developed further, Salim’s such a complex character as opposed to Jamal’s straightforward one.
I’m now thinking of looking for the book the movie was based on. Wonder if the author had a described the show’s host to be like Anil Kapoor’s character. Very subtle yet packs quite a punch.