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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Danny will get it this time for sure!, 10 January 2009
10/10

Anwar Kharral (Dev Patel), the 'Dull Muslim' from the famous Brit series SKINS, now he's a Slumdog of Mumbai who wants to be a Millionaire! Dev Patel plays Jamal Malik, a 18 year old boy who's in the most famous quiz show Who Wants To Ba A Millionaire. He isn't on the show for money, he's just there to get back his childhood love, hopin' she's watchin' the show. Cause he don't have any clue how to get her nor he has no idea what kinda questions he'll be asked on the show! Eventually he did answer all the questions with the help of his "growin' up experiences in the slum". Pretty neat! The story is written by Vikas Swarup. The book is called "Q and A". His debut novel, Q and A, tells the story of how a penniless waiter in Mumbai becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history. Critically acclaimed in India and abroad, this international bestseller has been translated into 36 languages. Vikas Swarup is an Indian diplomat who has served in Turkey, the United States, Ethiopia and Great Britain. He is presently posted in Pretoria as India's Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa. I always look forward to see a Danny Boyle movie & he never let me down. From his 1995 Shallow Grave, or my all time favourite 1996 Trainspotting, even 1997 A Life Less Ordinary, 2000's The Beach, his 2002's 28 Days Later was a hugh hit, 2004's Millions gave me goosebumps or even 2007's SiFi Sunshine, I wait for a Danny Boyle movie. But Danny never won an Oscar, Golden Globe or BAFTA and I don't get 'why'?! Well the Slumdog Millionaire has some 'obvious twist' but Danny make it look so smart... I hope he win all the goddamn awards this year & I think A R Rahman will surely win this years Film or Score Music Awards & he did that fine & dandy in Slumdog Millionaire!

6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
V for Vinay, 8 January 2009
8/10

When MTV first came to cable it was like a dream come true to for us, the music lovers. Back in those days we’ve really enjoyed it for few years, (remember Danny McGill, he was a cool VJ.) Slowly MTV India took over. For a starter, they did a very good job for a few years.

Then somethin’ happened, they broke in to two parts & some of them formed Channel V. They too did well at the beginning, I don’t know if that channel now exists or not! Anyways I remembered two unusual VJs from the V, Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey. Together they also hosted a show called Football Crazy. I wonder if they were as good as Danny or not, but they sure are good actors now. I look forward to see what they’re doin’.

Recently I saw two great Indian films “Dasvidaniya” and “Oh, My God”. Both of those are very different from each other, both of them are very funny and well scripted. The lead player of both the films is surprisingly The Sloppy Vinay Pathak! Both the directors came up with their debut film. I don’t know where the hell they came from but they sure know how tell a good story which is very funny & at the same time has a moral.

I recommend everyone not to miss these two Hindi films!

Milu Aman

Dhaka, Bangladesh

2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
V for VJ - V for Vinay, 8 January 2009
9/10

When MTV first came to cable it was like a dream come true to for us, the music lovers. Back in those days we’ve really enjoyed it for few years, (remember Danny McGill, he was a cool VJ.) Slowly MTV India took over. For a starter, they did a very good job for a few years.

Then somethin’ happened, they broke in to two parts & some of them formed Channel V. They too did well at the beginning, I don’t know if that channel now exists or not! Anyways I remembered two unusual VJs from the V, Vinay Pathak & Ranvir Shorey. Together they also hosted a show called Football Crazy. I wonder if they were as good as Danny or not, but they sure are good actors now. I look forward to see what they’re doin’.

Recently I saw two great Indian films “Dasvidaniya” and “Oh, My God”. Both of those are very different from each other, both of them are very funny and well scripted. The lead player of both the films is surprisingly The Sloppy Vinay Pathak! Both the directors came up with their debut film. I don’t know where the hell they came from but they sure know how tell a good story which is very funny & at the same time has a moral.

I recommend everyone not to miss these two Hindi films!

Milu Aman

Dhaka, Bangladesh