Dev Patel

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  • Slumdog Millionaire Analysis

    film industry, but their talent and hard work paid off and the film won an Oscar. The young kids who played Jamal, Salim, and Latika were picked from the slums of Mumbai. It was for the first time they saw a real camera and heard about Hollywood. The role of 18-year-old Jamal Malik was played by a British born, Indian origin actor, Dev Patel. It was Patel’s first film debut. Despite being born and raised in London, Patel did a tremendous job in acting like a street boy in India. “Patel's performance has already won him the most promising newcomer accolade at the British Independent Film Awards” (Singh). Frieda Pinto, an Indian actress played the role of older Latika. “She’s triumphed at the Golden Globes and is set to storm the Oscars next month… and she’s never even had an acting lesson!” (“Slumdog”). Pinto broke the stereotype of Indian actresses working in Bollywood movie first and then later making their move through Hollywood. “Sushma Puri, CEO of Elite Model Management India, says: ‘She has a very versatile face. She can be very glamorous, but she can also be convincing as a slum girl.’ ” (“Slumdog”). One can say that along with Pinto and Patel, the entire cast was naturally talented in acting as their debut film won eight Academy awards. The movie starts with drama as a police officer interrogates Jamal Malik after the show because they accused him of cheating. Despite yelling “I knew the answers” they kept torturing him because they were shocked that a Chai-Walla…

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  • Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire, a movie by Danny Boyle, set in Mumbai, tells the story of Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Jamal was born in the slums of Mumbai with little education and was on his way to win the grand prize on the game show. Whilst on the show, he is suspected of cheating but little do his accusers know that Jamal’s life experience provides him with essential clues to answer each question. The movie alternates between flashbacks from Jamal’s…

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  • Hindu Adoption Case Study

    INTRODUCTION The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956 codifies the law of adoption and maintenance. Adoption is the admission of a stranger by birth to the privileges of a child by a legally recognised form of affiliation. Outside British India, in Goa, Daman and Diu the Portuguese incorporated basic rules of Hindu law of adoption in 1880. Indian Majority Act, 1875 exempted adoption from the purview of its provisions while Indian Succession Act, 1925 specifically recognised the Hindu usage…

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  • How Did Gandhi Influence Society

    On October 2 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. As his mother was devoted to religion, his lifestyle was heavily impacted on by teachings of mutual tolerance non-injury toward living things and the practise of vegetarianism, coming from the beliefs of Jainism. His father being Chief Minister of Porbandar, meant that Gandhi was fortunate enough to be born into a high caste of Indian society. Gandhi received a thorough education however proved to perform no better than…

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  • Mahatma Gandhi And Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Reasoning

    The Humanitarian Hero Gandhi A hero is a person who is determined to make a change in the world in any way possible, no matter the circumstances or challenges they may face. Fighting for your civil rights is not something most people can say they have done they have done in their life. Not only did Mahatma Gandhi fight for his civil rights, he fought and led Indians in the civil rights movement in South America and India. Mahatma Gandhi, birth name Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born October…

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  • Challenges Of My Grandfather

    14th August 1947, the English we(Indian) won the fight for independence, and that day we divided into two countries; India and Pakistan because of the English. In addition, till the day we are enemies because of the English and remains the most feared countries to start a new world war. Apart from that India got Independence on 15th August 1947 and started a freed and independent country with the heroes, freedom fighters, fear, horror, depth and much more. On 10th February 1950, my Grandfather…

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  • The Symbolism Of Gandhi In Richard Attenbrought's Film

    The movie Gandhi addresses one of the most important times in Indian history. It follows the story of Gandhi, the leader of the independence movement in India against the British. Directed by Richard Attenbrought, the movie follows Gandhi’s adult life until he died. The movie does not explore Gandhi’s childhood or university years. Attenbrought use symbols and techniques to help convey his message. Through this film the director hoped to portray Gandhi as a holy man with all positive attributes.…

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  • Slumdog Millionaire Essay

    A story about luck, friendship, brotherhood, love, adventure and fate, Slumdog Millionaire is an excellent portrayal of Mark Twain’s famous quote: “Truth is stranger than fiction.” Though the movie is not completely based on a true story, some of the key plots are based on and were inspired from real life events, meaning that these things did and do happen to real people. The movie has marvelously captured human emotions as the protagonist rides up and down his life’s roller coaster. The movie…

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