It was the last day in an extremely strenuous workweek when I called the sis to check if she would like to go watch “Slumdog Millionaire”, I was pretty sure she won’t tag along as we definitely dropped down this “going together to movies” issue a few years ago, our last one was “wa7ed men el nas” fa you can imagine how unyielding is our pact (between us girls: she talks during movies, shhhhh).
El Mohem we went to the movie which happened to be in Genina Movie Theatre, (a prestigious award winner movie should be allover the place, not only in a few movie theatres across Cairo, no??). We had an hour to waste fa we went around the mall keda, and sister kept torturing me as she practically stopped in front of each and every candy stall we came across. At the very beginning I thought she wants to buy something in particular but tab3an I was wrong, she was just doing it for the fun of it.
I will spare you the familial details and now to the movie review (if I may say), actually it is not a review khales, it is only my opinion, and I can really sum it up in a simple sentence:
Slumdog Millionaire; yet another “film hindi”, in a short time span. I totally understand that the movie has practically rocked the world and all, yet to me it didn’t make much sense, like many of those loooooooooooong movies we used to watch during the eid vacation when we were young.
It is the same old recipe. Throughout the movie inconsistency prevailed. I have to admit that at many points I was touched to the core, and I also have to admit that the movie is visually brilliant. But the flawed storyline really got into my nerves, I was totally disappointed.
Although I loved the Jai Ho Score at the very end with all the music, energy, and stuff, yet I went like “howa film hindi”. There is nothing wrong with aflam hindi by the way, I can confidently tell that so many of us used to like the colorful scenes and the music offered in those ones we used to watch zaman, but the drama was never a measure coz we knew that they mostly lack realism.