A look at Anil Kapoor starrer international film, Slumdog Millionaire
If you thought that the most easiest way to become a crorepati is by participating in the innumerable game shows on TV, then its about time that put on your (re)thinking caps! If actors like Big B, SRK, Govinda and Anupam Kher made millionaires out of the common man on TV, then, our very own Anil Kapoor has come up with a 'Jhakaas' idea of making millionaires on the silver screen! He will be very soon seen playing the role of a quiz master in the Hollywood flick Slumdog Millionaire which is being directed by the Hollywood ace Danny Boyle. With the kind of reports that the film has been carrying, it has already become the talk of the town even before its release! And the good news is that the most eagerly awaited film of the season is gearing itself for a North American release on November 28th 2008, courtesy Warner Bros. and Fox Searchlight.
Till then, here is a dope on the film for all the curious souls! Slumdog Millionaire has all the ingredients required that goes in the making of a 'masala' film, including comedy, romance, drama interspersed with some emotional moments! It's a tale of an 18 year old orphan, who is a 'resident' of the Mumbai slums. The film shows him participating in the Indian version of the worldwide hit TV show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' which has got Anil Kapoor as its host! But the plot gains momentum when the teenage participant gets arrested on the grounds of malpractice and that too at a time when he is just one question short of hitting the jackpot! It is here when he pleads for his innocence by recalling his life in Mumbai, and also 'revealing' the secret behind his success on the show.
In order to find out what the 'secret' is al about, you will have to wait till the release of the film.