The Real Roots of the ‘Slumdog’ Protests – NYT

It is used in a very specific setting: the angry police inspector, when he is violently interrogating the hero, Jamal, whom he suspects of cheating on the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” show, scoffs: “What can a slumdog possibly know?” At this point in the movie, the inspector is the antagonist — certainly not a character with whom we are expected to agree.

Just watched the movie last night, so was interested to have a very interesting range of criticism already out there. There’s an interesting cinema vs. narrative aspect I would like to opine on here, but alas, I wouldn’t want to spoil anyone’s fun…

The Real Roots of the ‘Slumdog’ Protests – NYT

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