That was the first word that came to mind upon seeing this film. It was emotional, powerful, beautiful, violent, disturbing, funny, dramatic, gut-wrenching, and tear-inducing all at the same time. I could have used less adjectives but a complex film such as “Slumdog” (possessive of so many layers and diverse attributes) deserves to be lauded as such.
Here’s the trailer (which, by the way, does not do the film justice):
Honestly, the best way I can describe this film in short would be to call it the “City of God” of India. There are many parallels that can be drawn between the two films. Both are violent, sexy, funny, and most important of all, authentic. Both involve troubled and extremely poor youth trying to find their way in a scary world. And both are fantastic.
Long story short, see “Slumdog Millionaire”. You will not regret it.