I absolutely love the movie Slum Dog millionaire, it is probably in my top 3 movies ever, I love it.
The movie moves me on so many levels, I identify with the characters, the culture but most important the underdog. I am such a believer in God's Will and God's ability to align the Universe to bring you what you need when you need it. You just need to be able to recognize and seize the opportunities when they arise. This movie is soooo much about that. It is about resilience, passion, love, innocence, courage, tenacity, ambition, truth, and the fact that confidence in oneself and a commitment to truth often wins out in he end. I love it!!!!!!!
There is a point near the end of the movie when the host of the show tries to trick Jamal into selecting the wrong answer, he is jealous of Jamal's success and popularity, he is baffled by this slum dog's ability to answer the questions and actually makes his life hell rather than lifting him up and supporting him. I felt an ache in my stomach and my eyes welled up with tears; that reminded me of me and my ex-partner Daniel Wolf. Rather than celebrate my success he started to do everything to destroy me and the company. It destroyed us both, I couldn't understand it and wondered why someone wouldn't help the under-dog and help themselves in the process. Why would you want someone to fail, why couldn't we both succeed.
In the end I believe the underdog and for everyone actually you have your own unique journey that God has given you and he has prepared you for success, he has given you everything that you need. Unique only to your life, your experience and your triumphs.
At Soul Purpose i already feel like a millionaire, rich in community!!!!!!
If you have not seen Slum Dog Millionaire please do, it will make you feel good if nothing else.
Much love and appreciate your life today,
Here is a synopsis of the story.
Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik (Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India¹s "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika (Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show¹s questions.Each chapter of Jamal¹s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show¹s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show?When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.