The book behind the multi-Oscar-winning film, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, directed by Danny Boyle. Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in ...
prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is cheating. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.
Once again the rule "the novel is better than the movie" is confirmed. And we are talking about an absolutely breathtaking, nice and successful movie.I think anyway that the novel is more realistic, more compassionate, written by someone who knows
..."knows the society he describes. The gentle and ironic descriptions of bitter events really talks of the way life can adapt and successfully survive to challenging environments and social injustices.Continua...Nascondi
It is rare that I watch a movie before reading the book, however in the case of Slumdog Millionaire, I was not even aware a book existed before the movie. However I should have known; great movies are rarely made without a book behind them! The
..." book is quite different from the movie, and I found it to be a quite enjoyable read. I did find the book to be heavier that the movie.Continua...Nascondi