As a huge fan of Danny Boyle's work, I had to watch Slumdog Millionaire even though it didn't fit the mold of any of his previous work (just as 28 Days wasn't anything like Trainspotting). If you want to catch a glimpse of what a slum in India really looks like, watch this film. Even though the movie overall is beautifully shot, Boyle never hides the grittiness of streets of Mumbai and you really get the sense of a struggle in a nation peaking well over 1 billion in population. The plot has its charm, and just a warning to those who hate those perfectly rounded endings...this has one, but you can see it coming and it doesn't compromise the rest of the film. You get it all with this movie, humor, romance and some pretty good actions scenes that, to me, resemble a lot in City of God which is a very good thing. Just fantastic cinematography throughout to match a feel-good story.