History Film / SlumdogMillionaire

9th Mar '17 7:16:58 AM Darkaros
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* InformedFlaw: Jamal's supposed lack of education and knowledge as a slumdog is lampshaded so many times, despite all evidence to the contrary it goes beyond BookDumb into this. (heck, with their smarts the brothers could get jobs working in the UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} equivalent of a spy film. Or an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Kim)
** Knowledge and intelligence are two different things. That's likely the ''point''. And remember, no one expects much from a "slumdog". Neither brother is dumb, but everyone thinks they are unless they prove otherwise.

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* InformedFlaw: Jamal's supposed Jamal and to a lesser extent Salim have a lack of education and knowledge. Other characters, however, completely dismiss their clear street smarts, and Jamal's knowledge as a slumdog is lampshaded so many times, despite all evidence to the contrary contrary, that it goes beyond BookDumb into this. (heck, with their smarts the brothers could get jobs working in the UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} equivalent of a spy film. Or an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Kim)
** Knowledge and intelligence are two different things. That's likely the ''point''. And remember, no one expects much from a "slumdog". Neither brother is dumb, but everyone thinks they are unless they prove otherwise.
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6th Mar '17 5:08:08 PM eroock
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* SmarmyHost

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* SmarmyHostSmarmyHost: The jerkass Millionaire host who tries to make Jamal loose.
7th Jan '17 8:38:40 PM pepsimax
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Dev Patel as Jamal tries an Indian accent (Dev Patel is ethnically Indian but English) but often his English accent comes through.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Dev Patel Creator/DevPatel as Jamal tries an Indian accent (Dev Patel is ethnically Indian but English) but often his English accent comes through.
3rd Sep '16 10:17:13 PM Wyvern76
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* FanDisservice: Jamal gets a ShirtlessScene...Hanging upside down and being tortured for cheating (when he's not).

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* FanDisservice: Jamal gets a ShirtlessScene...Hanging upside down by his wrists and being tortured for cheating (when he's not).
9th Jul '16 8:23:34 PM NothingUnusualHere
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Jamal searches the name "Latika" in the phone listings and gets over 26 000 results. Even when he searches "Salim K Malik" he gets about ten results.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Jamal searches the name "Latika" in the phone listings and gets over 26 000 results. Even when he searches "Salim K Malik" he gets about ten fifteen results.
5th Mar '16 1:05:01 PM creader
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* AloofBigBrother: Salim

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* AloofBigBrother: SalimSalim.



* BerserkButton: Jamal is probably one of the sweetest, kindest, and most honest and trusting people you could ever have the fortune to meet. Nevertheless, if you ever insult or harm Latika, he ''will'' do his level best to kick your ass.



* StarCrossedLovers: Jamal and Latika

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* StarCrossedLovers: Jamal and LatikaLatika.



** And Jerkass.



* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Jamal, Salim, and Latika

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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Jamal, Salim, and LatikaLatika.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Gender-flipped. Jamal is probably one of the sweetest, kindest, and most honest and trusting people you could ever have the fortune to meet. Nevertheless, if you ever insult or harm Latika, he ''will'' do his level best to kick your ass.
5th Mar '16 1:02:48 PM creader
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* CriticalResearchFailure:
** Numerous times it's mentioned that if Jamal gets a question wrong, he will lose everything. However ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'' (including its foreign spin-offs) always has two milestone questions (the fifth and tenth) which guarantee some prize money even if the contestant gets a question wrong afterwards.
** The Phone A Friend is only ever done to a landline number, to prevent connection difficulties.
6th Nov '15 8:52:01 AM Shadowgazer
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Added DiffLines:

* BigBad: There are plenty of different horrible people who stand in Jamal's way but Maman and later Javed Khan are the ones who qualify for this being crime bosses.
25th Oct '15 7:39:53 AM fearlessnikki
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* CriticalResearchFailure:
** Numerous times it's mentioned that if Jamal gets a question wrong, he will lose everything. However ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'' (including its foreign spin-offs) always has two milestone questions (the fifth and tenth) which guarantee some prize money even if the contestant gets a question wrong afterwards.
** The Phone A Friend is only ever done to a landline number, to prevent connection difficulties.



* TheDulcineaEffect: Given the amount of time the film covers vs. the amount of time Jamal and Latika are together, plus the lengths Jamal is willing to go to find her, this trope fits.
** It's not entirely clear how long the kids spent together the first time, but it seems to have been a while. Given how things were left off (with her in the hands of the vicious slavers), it's perhaps not surprising that Jamal would be obsessed with rescuing her. Now, Jamal and Latika's ''romantic'' devotion developing over the course of a few hours in their second time together is a better fit.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Given the amount of time the film covers vs. the amount of time Jamal and Latika are together, plus the lengths Jamal is willing to go to find her, this trope fits.
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fits. It's not entirely clear how long the kids spent together the first time, but it seems to have been a while. Given how things were left off (with her in the hands of the vicious slavers), it's perhaps not surprising that Jamal would be obsessed with rescuing her. Now, Jamal and Latika's ''romantic'' devotion developing over the course of a few hours in their second time together is a better fit.
23rd Sep '15 1:26:30 AM Morgenthaler
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A 2008 film directed by Creator/DannyBoyle based on the novel ''{{Q and A}}'' by Vikas Swarup.

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A 2008 film directed by Creator/DannyBoyle based on the novel ''{{Q and A}}'' ''Literature/QAndA'' by Vikas Swarup.
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