Tuesday, 24 February 2009

slumdog miracle

It’s a miracle! No, not Slumdog Millionaire’s achievements at the Oscars but rather how fluency in English is achieved by rolling off a train! It would have been a great movie for me if not for the miraculous language switch.

I like how Mukul Kesavan put it in his article “Lost in Translation: Slumdog Millionaire uses Hindi as authenticating décor” for The Telegraph, Calcutta:

“The transition from child actors who in real life are slum children to young actors who are, just as clearly, middle-class anglophones is so abrupt and inexplicable that it subverts the ‘realism’ of the brilliantly shot squalor in which their lives play out.”

Read the entire article here.
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