Monday, March 2, 2009

Knackers Rating - Slumdog Millionaire

Who would have thought that you could create an award winning movie using Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Well they have. Those expecting a normal Bollywood movie will be dissapointed in this sometimes funny, sometimes gritty tale of Jamal Malik, a boy from the slums of Mumbai who has the chance of a lifetime, "a chance to escape", by getting onto the game show.

I do not want to ruin the storyline of the movie but the use of flashbacks relating to questions asked is superbly done to create a narrative. The use of the police officer to assist this process makes for a richer story. He is the one who asks the questions of Jamal that we as the viewers would like to know.

Of course it is a story of the battler form the wrong side of the tracks trying to change his life and there are some flaws in the story but the key to the movie is that in the end the viewer does not care if he wins the money, as Jamal himself does not.

So if you are wanting to watch something a little different then I highly recommend this movie. My only gripe is that although there are sections with subtitles there are a couple of key things mentioned (whispered) that are difficult to understand.

So onto the knackers rating:

no knackers - shockingly bad
one knacker - as bad as hitler because he only had on ball
two knackers - normal and average
three knackers - above and beyond the normal
four knackers - incredible
five knackers - as rare as five testicles

Slumdog Millionare gets 4 out 5 knackers.. An incredible moview well worth the awards in my opinion.


Frisky Librarian said...

You mean there's something worse than Hitler? Have you given anything zero knackers? That's quite a condemnation!

Must get around to seeing Slumdog too. Seems to be garnering knackers left, right and centre.

dam buster said...

"no knackers" may end up being a Mugabe.
I have only done a few knacker rating so far but hope to do some more soon. watch this space!

Slumdog is worth a look at least.