First thing that comes to my mind after seeing this movie is that the way in which the story is told reminds me of "Perfume - Story of a murderer". After watching a few scenes you strongly feel as if you were in the frame, not just sensing through your vision and ears...but as a whole. Ok, not to the extent of Perfume, but yes it does touch you.
Next thing that comes to my mind is the movie "City of God", Somehow one of the threads running through the movie reminds me of that movie, yes yes the story of Jamaal's brother.
Next thing is that (no iam not going to compare it with another movie :)) the way in which the story is being told, it starts from the present time, and weaves the story in terms of flashbacks, though we know that jamaal is alive in the present time i couldnt resist in thingking in times of situation "if jamaal would get out of it or not!!!!" silly as it may sound.. but the movie is well taken.
I just saw this movie as i couldnt find any other movie to watch... i started the movie, saw it for a while... turned it off.. as i couldnt take the reality... then again i decided to get back to it, and iam glad that i did watch the complete movie.
After completely watching the movie, i read the reviews and found that the director of the movie is a very famous British film director by name Danny Boyle and the story is adapted from a novel written by and Indian author “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup. These details you could read off any review :)
One observation that i have made is that, there is a kid who plays the role of jamaal as a kid... the kid is the polio affected kid from the movie "Taare Zameen Par". He did a fantastic job. I knew he was a good actor from the movie TZP itself.. but with this movie he has shown his talent :)
Not just the kid but all the actors in the movie were excellent... and the twist in the movie comes in just before the titls at the end and after the climax... a typical bollywoodish style song and a dance sequence ;)
Last but not the least... musical scoe is given by Mr. A R REHMAN :)
People are talking about this movie to be an Oscar movie... In my personal opinion.. some things are there which might not be up to the mark.
Nevertheless its a great movie to watch, and i strongly recommend this movie to all. some scenes are so ... (i couldnt get the word.. its not scary, not disgusting, not graphic) but will leave a strong sense of disgust against people who do uch stff....
PS: its a long post.. i know... but couldnt resist as i was writing after a very log time.