This movie is both incoherent and improbable. And it’s not just overrated, it’s one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
It constantly switches between Hindi and English without any logic. The subtitles are hard to read and at a weird position. There is even scatological humor.
It very insulting towards India and Indians – just read all the angry Indians leaving comments on IMDB. The best (or worst) part is when the American tourists leave $100 to Jamal after they realize he robbed them. “Here is a piece of real America.”
The Millionaire Game
A lot of questions wouldn’t be asked on the Indian show but more likely on the American show.
The host is very rude; the audience seems to like that. Oh well, I guess Indians are just assholes.
The hosts seems to own the show and if the player answers wrong he loses all. This is not the case in the real game. Oh and… the game isn’t broadcast live.
While he did know the answers to some questions, he answers at least one out of pure luck. What was the point of that? And how stupid is the “it is written” line!
First we have to believe the police will actually do something because someone is suspected of cheating at a TV game. Then they torture the guy (yeah, it’s India, all Indians are retarded pigs, remember) and ask him the questions after the torture, not before. And then they start believing him right away.
But it’s a fairytale!
The real fairytale is that two ugly, homeless and poor Indian boys grow up without any disease or skin problem, and learn how to read and speak fluent English. One of them actually ends up with a legal, paying job (not a great one, but still a something any homeless would dream of). Getting a job and staying alive is the fairytale, but it just magically happens without explanation.
The girl is a whore
She refuses to go with him the first time, and she explicitly states that’s because they have nowhere to go, no money, etc. Well, he has a job. Why couldn’t she go? No, in fact she prefers the wealthy pig. But when Jamal is going to become a millionaire… she escapes (oh and she magically learns how to drive). Yes, the girl is a gold digger. What a love story. Also, why Salim does not escape but instead choses to die in a bath of money?
The only good part was the first one, with the (underpaid) child actors. Please, do not pay to watch this movie.