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Sick Side of Mumbai
Slumdog = Poverty Porn (Times Online, London)
Introduction  <ul><li>Why this movie?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we care ?  </li></ul><ul><li>My purpose  </li></ul>
Plan <ul><li>Slumdog Millionaire  ( synopsis)  </li></ul><ul><li>A crash course on Mumbai  </li></ul><ul><li>Theories  </l...
Slumdog  <ul><li>101 awards – 8 Oscars </li></ul><ul><li>Vikas Swarup  </li></ul>
 
Mumbai  <ul><li>A financial capital , home of Bollywood  </li></ul>
Slums  <ul><li>In 2005, it was estimated that city held some 3,000 of these slums housing a total of 6.8 million people—ro...
 
Slums
Theories  <ul><li>Cultural theory  helps us to understand how the media, television, film, and the like as are instruments...
India’s image  <ul><li>Weakened  and Ignored prosperity  </li></ul><ul><li>Culture domination can be political domination....
 
<ul><li>The world gathers that there is freedom of press, and government is potentially transparent and confident by allow...
<ul><li>India actors – Western director, funds  </li></ul><ul><li>Language  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Language is thus inseparab...
Story turns into reality
Conclusion  <ul><li>Universal agreement  </li></ul><ul><li>Political message  </li></ul><ul><li>Simply because exposing th...
Work Cited  <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited  </li></ul><ul><li>Blank, Jonah.  Mullahs on the mainframe: Islam and ...
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Critical Analysis of Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire— the sick side of Mumbai
Slumdog Millionarie is a sensational, unsettling movie directed by Danny Boyle that shows how some Indians live an impoverished life and are tangentially connected to the prodigals of the city, the city which strives for financial perfection. Alice Miles of Times Online, London termed this movie as “poverty porn”. I consider the movie as a reflection of Mumbai’s reality.
We all can agree that poverty, absence of rule of law, and discrimination can be present in culture, but should be eliminated. Simply because exposing the dark side of society might indicate hierarchy does not mean we should stop exposing these dark sides of the society. I believe that we should be thankful to Danny Boyle, who has a track record of not being canonical director, for exposing the recondite, exigent issues of the contemporary world via sugar coded medium— Slumdog Millionaire. Lastly, I am soberly optimistic that I exculpate Danny Boyle from making“poverty porn” as Alice Miles termed.

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Critical Analysis of Slumdog Millionaire

  1. 1. Sick Side of Mumbai
  2. 2. Slumdog = Poverty Porn (Times Online, London)
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Why this movie? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should we care ? </li></ul><ul><li>My purpose </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plan <ul><li>Slumdog Millionaire ( synopsis) </li></ul><ul><li>A crash course on Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Theories </li></ul><ul><li>Critics and Claims </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Question </li></ul>
  5. 5. Slumdog <ul><li>101 awards – 8 Oscars </li></ul><ul><li>Vikas Swarup </li></ul>
  6. 7. Mumbai <ul><li>A financial capital , home of Bollywood </li></ul>
  7. 8. Slums <ul><li>In 2005, it was estimated that city held some 3,000 of these slums housing a total of 6.8 million people—roughly equivalent to the population of London. </li></ul><ul><li>Green, Jen. Mumbai Global Cities . Mumbai </li></ul>
  8. 10. Slums
  9. 11. Theories <ul><li>Cultural theory helps us to understand how the media, television, film, and the like as are instruments of economic, ethnic and gender domination. </li></ul><ul><li>Post-colonial theory - Post colonial theory allows us to look at the impact colonialism has had on a country and the impact the ruling country had on the conquered country. </li></ul>
  10. 12. India’s image <ul><li>Weakened and Ignored prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Culture domination can be political domination. </li></ul><ul><li>- Fiske, John. &quot;Culture, Ideaology, Interpellation” </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>The world gathers that there is freedom of press, and government is potentially transparent and confident by allowing a foreigner to expose the dark reality of Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>“ Wagging the Slumdog” - Christie Davies </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>India actors – Western director, funds </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Language is thus inseparable from us as a community of human beings with a specific form and character, specific history, a specific relationship to the world” Ngugi Thiong’o, &quot;Decolonising the Mind” </li></ul>
  13. 16. Story turns into reality
  14. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Universal agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Political message </li></ul><ul><li>Simply because exposing the dark side of society might indicate hierarchy does not mean we should stop exposing these dark sides of the society. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Work Cited <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Blank, Jonah. Mullahs on the mainframe: Islam and modernity among the Daudi Bohras . Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Boyle, Danny. Danny Boyle.net N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <http://dannyboyle.net/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiske, John. &quot;Culture, Ideaology, Interpellation.&quot; Literary Theory: Anthology . Eds. Julie Rivkin and Micahel Ryan. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi, Leela. Post Colonial Theory: A critical intorduction . New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Green, Jen. Mumbai Global Cities . Mumbai : Evans , 2007. 1-60. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Rivkin, Julie , and Michael Ryan . Literary Theory: An Anthology . 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Sengupta, Somini , and Keith Bradsher. &quot;Mumbai Terrorist Siege Over, India Says.&quot; The New York Times 28 Nov. 2008. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <http://www.nytimes.com/ >. </li></ul><ul><li>Shaw, Annapurna. The making of Navi Mumbai . New Delhi: Baba Barkha Nath Printers, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Slumdog Millionaire . By Simon Beaufoy. SLUMDOG FILMS LIMITED, 2008. Web. Web. 13 Nov. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Swarup, Vikas. Slumdog Millionaire a novel . Britain: Doubleday, 2005. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Thiong’o, Ngugi. &quot;Decolonising the Mind.&quot; Literary Theory: Anthology . Eds. Julie Rivkin and Micahel Ryan. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Turow , Joseph . Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication . 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2009. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Walder, Dennis. &quot;History.&quot; Literary Theory: Anthology . Eds. Julie Rivkin and Micahel Ryan. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2004. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Wagging the Slumdog.&quot; New Criterion . 27.8 (Apr. 2009): p31. Literature Resource Center . Gale. Buena Vista University. 8 Nov. 2009 <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=LitRC&u=buenavista>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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