Maybe we’re just a bit too cynical, but we tend to give a wide berth to any movie described as either ‘life-affirming,’ ‘heart wrenching’ or ‘exhilarating.’
And early buzz surrounding Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire used all of those phrases. It hasn’t helped that the plot seems to revolve around a vacuous game show, either.
Judging by the clip below though, our early warning radar has been malfunctioning. Far from being a movie full of sugarcubes and anthropomorphic bunnies, it appears to be grounded in the harsh realities of the slums in Mumbai. And there’s no sign of the Indian equivalent of Chris Tarrant anywhere.
So if you’ve so far given little thought to catching it at the cinema, take a look below. We think it will change your mind.