Went and saw Slumdog Millionaire last night with the parents (MY SATURDAY NIGHT!!!) and the official family impression was that it did a great job showing how India has changed over 20 years. And not just going from “Bombay” to “Mumbai,” foolios.
My Pops was talking about police brutality in India (we lived in Pakistan for quite some time…and they are veerrrryyy similar) and wondered how often it’s going on. These were his words “yeah back then, it wasn’t anything to hear about someone being thrown on a block of ice, or getting electrocuted.” Hhhhh…..
Personally…I thought the movie was great, but not really Oscar great. The love story was a little eh…the cultural and social discussion of India was what I think really struck us all.