History Film / SlumdogMillionaire

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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* 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.
10th Jun '15 3:26:20 AM Sheora
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* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Heavily. Specifically, Salim locks Jamal in an outhouse above a river as revenge for losing him a few bucks, just when a movie star shows up. Jamal is forced to jump into crap higher than his head to get out.

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* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Heavily. Specifically, Salim locks Jamal in an outhouse above a river as revenge for losing him a few bucks, just when a movie star shows up. Jamal is forced to jump into crap higher than his head to get out.
7th Jun '15 1:01:01 PM eroock
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!!This film has examples of the following tropes:

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!!This film has provides examples of the following tropes:
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* IronicJuxtaposition: In the climax, [[spoiler:Salim]] dies due to RedemptionsMeansDeath in a bathtub full of money, while at the same time Jamal wins 20 million rupees. Metaphorically speaking, we even have a BirthDeathJuxtaposition at hand, since Jamal can be considered a new person at this point.

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* IronicJuxtaposition: In the climax, [[spoiler:Salim]] dies due to RedemptionsMeansDeath RedemptionEqualsDeath in a bathtub full of money, while at the same time Jamal wins 20 million rupees. Metaphorically speaking, we even have a BirthDeathJuxtaposition at hand, since Jamal can be considered a new person at this point.
7th Jun '15 12:59:06 PM eroock
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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Latika

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: LatikaLatika.


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* IronicJuxtaposition: In the climax, [[spoiler:Salim]] dies due to RedemptionsMeansDeath in a bathtub full of money, while at the same time Jamal wins 20 million rupees. Metaphorically speaking, we even have a BirthDeathJuxtaposition at hand, since Jamal can be considered a new person at this point.
7th Jun '15 12:48:16 PM eroock
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* AudienceMurmurs: The studio audience responds with murmur to all of Jamal's decisions.
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