Tuesday, February 24, 2009

there's something about ..... slumdog

Slumdog is the toast of the town now. 8 Oscars for a supposedly foreign film, low budget, 100% indian casts, 30-40% indian language.

But what a show!! I watched it last night and I am really impressed.

While I haven't seen the other Best Pictures and thus can't comment if this is indeed deserving, I am truely impressed.

Very good story-telling. Very interesting storyline. It's the first time I actually watch an indian show that didn't involve any couple running round a tree, and no mass-dancing with a song number in the middle of the show.

That aside.

I actually felt that this storyline could be "duplicated" in all other countries that ever feature "Who Wants to be Millionaire?". Very much like how Jack Neo "copy" that israeli movie on "跑吧,孩子"

For example, we can feature a singaporean coffeeshop boy growing up in the slum during the early days of Singapore. Of course, instead of a young adult participating in Millionaire, this lead actor in Singapore would probably be in the 40s considering any slum in Singapore could be in the late 60s, early 70s.

He love this girl he saw in the early days and was separated, and now he met her again in her late 30s and early 40s, probably a MILF by now.

In those days, he grew up in the cemetery near Ang mo Kio, and join the Ang Soon Tong Gang. Later on, the cemetery was redeveloped and became Bishan.

He tried to go find the girl in Waterloo street. He was told by a beggar to look for the girl in Geylang Lor 18 with a name called Cherry.

And the whole gangster thingy can take place there.

Flying Dutchman can reprised his Role as the host of Millionaire.

The Lead Actor can be acted by Benedict Goh, just like the actor in Slumdog, you just need to have 1 expression throughout the show.

The love interest can be Zoe Tay. Not easy to find a MILF who can act.

The Lead Actor's brother can be Li Nanxing. Gangster Look.

Of course, this must be Directed by Royston Tan. He has experience with ganster Movie in 15, artistic direction in 4:30, and if necessary, a musical at the end of the show.

Great stuffs!!


cheeky said...

I pity the kids. They have to go back to their slums after the Oscar.

Lin said...

Yup, yup ....