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Slumdog Millionaire

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Mariel Brandmayr

on 5 September 2013

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Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
Plot Summary :
Jamal grew up as a street kid in the Dharavi slum of Mumbai
Jamal's mother was assassinated
meet the "third musketeer" Latika
they fall into the hands of Maman, a cruel gangster who sends orphans to beg on the street
Maman even blinds the kids to increase business, but Jamal and Salim can escape, but Latika is left behind
brothers make a living by pretending to be tourists guides to the Taj Mahal
return to Mumbai and Jamal searches for Latika; she's now called Cherry and about to become a child prostitute for Maman
Jamal and Salim rescue Latika and Salim claims Latika for himself
Salim offers his services to Javed, a gangster boss
Jamal makes his living by working in a call center
Latika is Javed's wife
with being a contestant of a quiz show Jamal hopes to contact Latika
By pure chance he is able to answer all questions correctly
the police interrogation comes to an an end and the film jumps back to the present
Salim decides to help Latika escape and meets his death
Jamal guesses the last answer and is right
Finale: Jamal and Latika meet at the station and walk away together.
Emphasis on the movie
What is Slumdog Millionaire about ?
"Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik an 18 year old orphan from the slums of Mumbai
He is just one question away from winning 20 million rupees on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?“
Police arrests him on suspicion of cheating
Jamal tells the story of his life to prove his innocence
Each chapter of his story reveals the key to answer one of the game show's questions
Jamal tells parts of his childhood with his brother Salim, his crush for Latika and their fight to survive on the streets to justify each correct answer
Main characters
Jamal Malik:
He's the protagonist of the movie
His point of view
Hero's role
The three main characters are Jamal, Salim and Latika. They're round characters, meaning that they develop certain characteristic from their childhood to their young adult being.
he's the brother of Jamal
complex person, who struggles with himself
driven between good and bad
main antagonist/villian
Jamal becomes infatuated with her the moment they met
He obviously loves and cares for her
The film begins with a quiz question.
“Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 Million rupees? How did he do it?
A. He cheated.
B. He´s lucky.
C. He´s a genius.
D. It is written. (right answer)
Up to the summer holidays:
collect secondary literature
During the summer holidays:
development of the main part
After the holidays:
Work on the conclusion and introduction
give the paper to a print shop
In Alexander Dumas' Book "The Three Musketeers". two of the musketeers are called Arthos and Porthos. What is the name of the third musketeer ?
A: Aramis
B: Cardinal Richelieu
C: D'Artagnan
D: Planchet

we try to use it as an optimistic thing, meaning that change can happen because of destiny
indian philosophy and the more western application that : "you can change your fate"
he uses his life time of memories which help him shape his destiny
It's his destiny - or not ?
Destiny motives
Prem Kumar: So are you ready for the final question for 20 million rupees?
Jamal Malik: No, but maybe its written, no?
Prem Kumar: Maybe…
Jamal Malik: I knew you’d be watching.
Latika: I thought we would meet only in death.
Jamal Malik: This is our destiny.
Latika: Kiss me
Jai Ho !
-You are my destiny
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