On September 6, we wrote a brief article titled “Slumdog Millionaire – A discovery from the Telluride Film Festival” – www.cinemarasik.com/2008/09/05/slumdog-millionaire–a-discovery-from-the-telluride-film-festival.aspx.
That story was brought to our attention by Raj Mundhe, our old friend and a noted investment advisor in metro Boston. This morning Raj alerted us to the review of Slumdog Millionaire by Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal.
As we wrote earlier, the Wall Street Journal is not where we would go for a film review. But then, the review by Joe Morgenstern is not your typical film review (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122661670370126131.html).
He begins his review by writing ” Slumdog Millionaire is the film world’s first globalized masterpiece.”.
He ends it by writing “I’ve never seen anything like “Slumdog Millionaire,” and I welcomed the spectacle with open eyes. In these worsening times for feature films, timidity and mediocrity often vie for bottom honors at the multiplex. “Slumdog” breaks through to the top.”
He has sold us and we will see Slumdog Millionaire this weekend. With a review like this, you should see it too.
Editor’s Note: The picture above shows CST station in Mumbai, a station we visited often during our college days. We have spent a great deal of time in the local trains in Mumbai and we still enjoy that experience. Standing at the door with one hand and one leg out of the train’s compartment with the blowing wind in your face as the train races on the tracks is a classically Mumbai experience. As long as we can do that, we know we remain young at heart. So, we cannot resist the temptation to bring you the clip of a recent remix of the Shammi Kapoor – Helen hit from the 1960s. This remix brings to you the magic of Mumbai’s local train stations to the words and tunes of an evergreen song.
(Oh Hasina Zulfon Wali from Dil Vil Pyar Vyar)
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