It has been billed as the 'feel good film of the century', which quite honestly baffled me. There were some pretty gritty scenes throughout and only toward the very end was there any real positivity. The direction from Boyle, particularly in the opening half hour, was superb - sweeping cinematography through Mumbai slums, artistic use of subtitles, (with, gasp, a good font!), use of stop-motion photography and scenes shot as though using positive slide film. I enjoyed it, even though the ending was 'written' from the start. Top marks.