Salim from Slumdog Millionaire evokes Kali

by phil on Saturday Jan 17, 2009 9:30 PM

One of the most interesting aspects in Slumdog Millionaire is the treatment of Salim, Jamal's brother. After leaving the film, you are left wanting to know more about this character. Throughout the whole film, he alternates between being evil and merciful. To me, he reminds me of the conception of a malevolent God, maybe like Kali

I'm not an expert on Kali or anything, but I like the idea of Salim representing "the giver and taker of life" conception of God.


Calvin Stovall said on January 26, 2009 12:54 PM:

this is a great comparison. After seeing the movie I tried to think of any character or were similarly bi-polar in their morality. Im not formally familiar with Kali but from your description this is a perfect comparison.

kim said on March 31, 2009 6:12 PM:

I like characters like that. The ones that go beyond expectations.
Maybe you have seen neon genesis evangelion? there are a few characters like that.
Actually, reading through your entries, they are very interesting and you should have a look at the series - I think you will like it.

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