Winner of eight Oscars, Slumdog Millionaire made an impression when it was released in theaters in 2009. But was Danny Boyle’s film inspired by a true story?
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Amazing but right? When the viewer encounters a story, whether on the small or large screen, the emotions are intensified when the facts being staged are inspired by real events. Unfortunately, the conflict offers many memorable and sometimes overlooked stories, such as the excellent Operation Dynamo told in Dunkirkor the direction of the Japanese soldiers who couldn’t possibly ignore their country’s surrender is shown in Onoda. Less turbulent but equally heartwarming is the stunning true story behind the cult ’80s film Rain man.
Slumdog Millionairevirtuoso odyssey in the heart of India
The question of the correctness of the facts also arises in the case Slumdog Millionaire. Released in theaters in January 2009, the film by brilliant British director Danny Boyle follows 18 year old Jamal, an orphan who grew up in the Bombay slums, about to hit the jackpot in the Indian version of the game show. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Suspecting, the police arrested him in the middle of the event to question him. Exciting scenarios and technical mastery sit at the confluence of this virtuoso odyssey in the heart of Indian society, winner of eight Oscars, including best film and director. However, shooting the film was not easy for the actors and technicians.
A desire for authenticity
Worn by young actors who have come a long way since the film’s release, Slumdog Millionaire not fully talk about the true story. Screenplay adapted from the novel The Amazing Adventures of an Unlucky Indian Who Becomes a Billionaire written by Vikas Swarup. This Indian writer was inspired by the project of Professor Sugata Mitra, who installed a computer kiosk in the heart of his country’s slums to provide internet access for the poorest people. Solidarity action named Hole in the wall, which has enabled more than 300 kiosks to be set up and assisted more than 300,000 children in India and Africa. The film’s screenwriter, Simon Beaufoy, for his part, traveled to India three times and met street children before adapting the novel by Vikas Swarup. Therefore, there is no real story, but a real concern for authenticity.
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