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Slumdog Millionaire

Postby |3lack|ce » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:46 pm

Guys, this one's DEFINITELY worth a watch.

Ghetto dog from Mumbai is 1 question away from winning 20 million rupees. The story of how he got there is intense. I very strongly recommend this film.
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Postby cgkanchi » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:58 pm

Seconded. I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby |3lack|ce » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:05 pm

We told you guys so! can you say 8, count 'em, EIGHT Oscars? (like they mean anything, but hey.)

This flick is seriously the best thing out of Baliwood in a very very long time... not to mention my boss's cousin plays the lead role in it ;-)
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby SDK » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:47 pm

Serious film!! Very good! It's contain everything!
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby Panama Red » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:08 pm

Really good film, not right up there, but really good, however having said that, I hope it does more good for the little kids who starred in it and their families and makes India do something about abject poverty...

Rubina was paid £500 for a year’s work while Azharuddin received £1,700, according to the children's parents.

However a spokesman for the film’s American distributors, Fox Searchlight, disputed this saying the fees were more than three times the average annual salary an adult in their neighbourhood would receive. They would not disclose the actual sum.

Both children were found places in a local school and receive £20 a month for books and food. However, they continue to live in grinding poverty and their families say they have received no details of the trust funds set up in their names. Their parents said that they had hoped the film would be their ticket out of the slums, and that its success had made them realise how little their children had been paid.

The children received considerably less than the poor Afghan child stars of The Kite Runner, who embarrassed their Hollywood producers when they disclosed that they had been paid £9,000.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/4347472/Poor-parents-of-Slumdog-millionaire-stars-say-children-were-exploited.html
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby OMEN » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:14 pm

OFFTOPIC:
Brilliant idea, ill produce a picture in sierra leonne, film budget would be set around £40 - make the film all touchy feely heart warmer. DING DING DING $$$$$$$$$


ONTOPIC:
I personally did not like slumdog millionaire, it ends too good.. if filled to the brim with cliches. I im also upset the mistreatment of the baby actors.
Will Smith $80 million a year, how many times more than the average US wage is that ? Bullshit pay the kids their dues, if the picture was only sold/shown in the country they filmed it in then .. it's ok, but otherwise thats just blatant abuse of power.
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby |3lack|ce » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:27 pm

Wow. That's the first I've heard of the underpayment of the kids....

I firmly believe they should be paid more, MUCH more considering the success of the film, however for the sake of argument I'll play Devil's Advocate on this one.

[DA mode]Mum and Dad signed a contract with the producing company on the kid's behalf to be paid a sum of money for their work. This contract is legal and binding. By law they don't owe these kids one brass farthing more than they were paid.

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This is a prime example of proof that what is "Legally correct" is not necessarily "Morally correct."
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby OMEN » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:58 pm

|3lack|ce wrote:Wow. That's the first I've heard of the underpayment of the kids....

I firmly believe they should be paid more, MUCH more considering the success of the film, however for the sake of argument I'll play Devil's Advocate on this one.

[DA mode]Mum and Dad signed a contract with the producing company on the kid's behalf to be paid a sum of money for their work. This contract is legal and binding. By law they don't owe these kids one brass farthing more than they were paid.

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This is a prime example of proof that what is "Legally correct" is not necessarily "Morally correct."


thats why the kid actors' parents should have googled average drama/heart warmer flick takings across the world, and worked out a sum that would be acceptable.

jeez, its like google is only for correcting website urls.
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby cgkanchi » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:25 pm

No computers or Google where these kids are. The parents are probably illiterate. Having said that, £1700 is 124,102 Indian rupees. That's a lot of money. That's close to what a fresh college graduate would make in a year, so it's not quite as bad as it sounds.
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Re: Slumdog Millionaire

Postby Panama Red » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:11 am

cgkanchi wrote:No computers or Google where these kids are. The parents are probably illiterate. Having said that, £1700 is 124,102 Indian rupees. That's a lot of money. That's close to what a fresh college graduate would make in a year, so it's not quite as bad as it sounds.


Still, from what the producers probably made off of the film they could house the entire neighbourhood, so to me they are in a way exploiting the situation from all angles, I'm surprised there isn't more of an outburst from Indian officials.

Child labour laws are most likely still not enforced in India as they should be.....I think what's being written is that if this movie had of been directed and produced locally, they wouldn't have received the accolades they are getting and it would be your normal Bollywood movie, which is a good thing as it gets International attention, not sure the Indian authorities were actually ready for the world to see what Bombay actually looks like from the perspective of a child living in the slums....poverty is a huge embarrassment for India...
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