Since I haven't managed to see this movie yet, I was interested in Catez Steven's impressions on Slumdog Millionaire. She has some good comments about the movie's moral threads.
"It's a movie that works on a lot of different levels, and it reminded me of a Rushdie novel in the way the elements are combined. There's a fantastic fairy taleness aspect, a lot of gritty realism, and plenty to chew on regarding questions of responsibility, choices, and human nature. ...
"It is also not so easy to dismiss this as a story about one guy who gets a lucky break. Yes, there is that, but there are also some scenes which left me thinking about all those who didn't get any relief or escape from their slavery. ... Yes, we can enjoy the Bollywoodish fairy tale thread, but the film isn't going to let us off that easy. Religious hypocrisy and questions about fatalism are in there too."
Catez has a lot more to say here. Go read her review and let me know what you thought of this highly praised and discussed movie.