Slumdog Millionaire

Rating: R
Released: December 5, 2008
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor
Trailer / Official Site

This movie takes you through all sorts of twists, turns and emotions in Jamal Malik’s life, while using the popular game show Who What’s To Be A Millionaire (We won’t get into the exchange rate between dollars and rupees) as a metaphor for his real pursuit, his love interest Latika whom he has known since childhood. The movie is an exceptional work however after seeing it, I don’t think I have a great desire to go to certain parts of Mumbai anytime soon.

Behind The Lens In Mumbai

An interview with Sebastian D’Souza, the photographer in Mumbai who took the photos of the terrorists that took over the city:

The gunmen were terrifyingly professional, making sure at least one of them was able to fire their rifle while the other reloaded. By the time he managed to capture the killer on camera, Mr D’Souza had already seen two gunmen calmly stroll across the station concourse shooting both civilians and policemen, many of whom, he said, were armed but did not fire back. “I first saw the gunmen outside the station,” Mr D’Souza said. “With their rucksacks and Western clothes they looked like backpackers, not terrorists, but they were very heavily armed and clearly knew how to use their rifles.