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So I finally got around watching Slumdog Millionaire…

Frankly its a lovely movie, portrays Mumbai,India and slums pretty well… quite realistic… and u cant take ur eyes off from the screen most of the times…

But does that make it a Oscar worthy movie? I don’t think so… There are a lot of other movies which are better than this…

For once I think the whole hype of the movie is indeed about selling India’s poverty and I am not saying its wrong… whats there got to be shown on the screen… Its about satisfying the white man’s ego that India is indeed a third world country…

Consider the following scene for example:
After they come after seeing the agra dhobi ghat and the merc is all dismantled… the driver begins beating the guy and the boy tells them U want to see real India,see this…

And bingo comes the answer “And now we will show u the real America son” with a 100 dollar bill

Can anything anything at all beat the arrogance which was portrayed in the above scene???

My point of view,its a great watch but certainly feels like too much hyped for an Oscar or Golden Globe…

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