Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
An Indian Story Narrated by an Englishman
When Slumdog Millionaire was publicised, director Danny Boyle was accused of being pretentious in trying to portray a culture that was not his own. The movie tells a fictional and beautiful story about a boy, born into grave poverty in Mumbai, who attempts to win the jackpot on the Indian version of the TV quiz Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Each and every question he answers tells a part of his story: how he grew up in the suburbs; all he had to go through to survive; and a fantastically romantic love story, all framed by a colourful, bold cinematography, and a lively musical score, that pay homage to Bollywood.