Last couple of weeks, two multimillion dollar news/ reviews caught my attention – Multimillion dollar stories of a dog, a shoe and the many games people play.
US President George Bush was attacked with a shoe by a Cairo based Iraqi TV reporter Muntadar Al-Zeidi. The shoe has gained tremendous popularity – in the middle eastern world and the western world. Although shoe throwing is considered as an insult in many parts of the Middle East, this particular incident was an exception of sort. There was allround praise for Mr.Zeidi. In fact I even heard the news of a Saudi man willing to give $ 10 Mln to get his hands to those “Godly” shoes
In his last days as President, Mr. Bush has certainly earned the respect from his followers so much so that it took a shoe for all the talking. Apparently the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al- Maliki had clearly heard the thrower’s accompanying cry of “This is a goodbye kiss, you dog”
Check out the many shoe games that has come to the market post this incident. There are many, here are the top five
1. Sock And Awe
2. Bush Bash
What a mess indeed, huh ?
Talking of dog and of course the million dollars, it seems Slumdog Millionaire has caught its viewers by surprise.
Slumdog Millionaire is a story of a Mumbai Boy who won the Hindi version of famous reality show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. The film is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy and is based on the book Q and A by Vikas Swarup.
The story sound simple – Jamal Malik goes into the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire and wins it. How can the illiterate boy from the slum with zero knowledge win such a prestigious show ? Things get complicated when the producers of the show do not believe that the boy indeed won it fairly.
Will that deter the boy from reaching his ultimate goal ? What is his ultimate goal ?
He loves a girl from his childhood days and has lost touch with her. Now he wants to get reunited with her. He knows for a fact knows that she watches every episode. Inorder to find her he goes to the show and wins it. What mattered to him was the girl and not the million dollars that were waiting to be taken.
The Director Danny Boyle revealed on MTV Movies Blog that it is a true story. The movie stars Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan. Music is by A R Rahman.
I browsed around to get see what others are talking about the movie. And here are few of those ketch ups
1. Although set in India, Film’s appeal are universal
2. It is a Crowd Pleaser
3. One of the most dynamic and exuberant underdog stories
If you are keen to take a sneek peak, watch the theatrical trailer here.
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