FLST 1800 Film Appreciation - Assignment 04 Slumdog Millionaire

FLST 1800 Film Appreciation - Assignment 04 Slumdog Millionaire

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Film Appreciation The overall conflict in the film Slumdog Millionaire is man vs. society. The movie tells the story of two brothers, Jamal (portrayed by Ayush Khedekar , Tanay Chheda , and Dev Patel ) and Salim (portrayed by Azharuddin Ismail , Ashutosh Gajiwala , and Madhur Mittal ) , who were born in a slum in India and were orphaned at a young age. Together with the orphan Latika (portrayed by Rubina Ali , Tanvi Lonkar , and Freida Pinto ), they try to survive in a society that is constantly trying to take advantage of them. For example, they are taken by a man who supposedly runs and orphanage but uses the orphans to make money at any cost, even maiming them. The movie is abundant with various stereotypes about the Indian society. The people in charge of the television show Who Wants to be a Millionaire and the law enforcement authorities cannot believe that Jamal could do well on the show while many highly educated people failed because he is an uneducated person from the slums. Additionally, Salim's choice of a criminal life and the fact that he joined a gang as a means to materialize his financial ambitions is a stereotype of people growing up in tough environments, as many people automatically assume they will choose such a life. Also, Latika is stereotyped as a weak woman who depends on the dominant males.
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