Directed by Danny Boyle
Before we begin, does anyone plan on watching the Oscars this year? I haven't seen any of the nominated films except Moana. I don't plan on watching the ceremony or most of the nominations. But, needless to say, if "How Far I'll Go" doesn't win Best Song, I will burn this city to the ground.
Jamal Malik is an Indian Muslim competing on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is one question away from winning but before the big moment, he is captured and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating. Jamal takes us through his life, explaining how random incidents in his life led him to each answer. By the way, as a huge Dumas fan, I would have totally crushed The Three Musketeers question. And, of course, the hundred dollar bill question. Other than that, I would have been lost.
Did this remind any other 1001ers of Manila: In the Claws of Light? Just once I would like to see one of these women successfully saved themselves. I am not saying it would be terribly realistic, but it would be a nice change.
In any case, I enjoyed this film. I think it's a very creative premise. I know a few of my followers attend trivia nights; I wonder if this film got you guys thinking about how you know certain things. Honestly, most of my knowledge (outside of formal education) comes from the 1001 lists!
Obviously visually dazzling but it's Danny Boyle, so there is going to be some gross.
The grand prize in US dollars would be $411,600.
20% of the movie's dialogue is in Hindi.