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Posted 12-01-2009Reply

hello whats overall feedback of community

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  Rated 0 | Posted 13-01-2009

Gud movie.Something different from the usual stuff!

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  Rated 0 | Posted 21-01-2009

An awesome movie..........simply diff for ususal stuff...........Worth Watching.........

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  Rated 0 | Posted 01-02-2009

Nice movie... shows reality... must watch !!

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  Rated 0 | Posted 16-02-2009

I've watched this movie last night. It surely deserves all the awards won this far: “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture” at the "Screen Actors Guild" in L.A. and the seven awards given at BAFTA 2009 for best film, best original screenplay, music, cinematography, editing and sound and director honors.

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  Rated 0 | Posted 22-03-2009

One of the best screenplay's ever, a must watch.

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  Rated +1 | Posted 23-03-2009

3 Oscars for Indians - Read the other side story

Yes, indeed it is a matter of pride for us as 3 Indians won 3 Oscar awards. But at what cost? When we look at the other side of the coin, I feel what we lost is more than what we won.

It is film by foreigners about the story of Indians and the only exception is A R Rahman.

Directed by Danny Boyle
Produced by Christian Colson
Written by Simon Beaufoy
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle
Editing by Chris Dickens
Budget $15 million
Gross revenue $159,226,072

The film portrays the poverty in India and shown to the world how the life lead by the children in slums. Pre Independence Britishers equaled Indians with dogs by saying "Dogs and Indians not allowed" into a restaurant. Even after 50 years of Indian Independence these western people call the children in our slums as "dogs". They made good money making fun of India at International level. There are many humiliating scenes in the movie which will make us feel ashamed, like:

* The children posing as guides at Taj Mahal and cheating the tourists
* The children working in hotel refills the Mineral water bottle and cheating the customers
* Pick pocketing, stealing and reselling tourist footwear
* Grounding a car of a foreign tourist
* Training and employing the children for street begging
* Making a child blind to make him an impact beggar
* Training and pushing young girls into brothel house
* Children becoming criminals at the age they don't know what is life
* Host of the game suspecting the knowledge of a slum boy and trying to mislead the participant

Hollywood journalist called Slumdog as "Poverty Porn" What impact will this have on India amongst the audience of western world? What do the children in slums learn from this film?

It is rightly mentioned in Amitabh's blog : "if Slumdog Millionaire projects India as Third World dirty under belly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky under belly exists and thrives even in the most developed nations." Bachchan also states: "It's just that the Slumdog Millionaire idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not."

If we had won an Oscars for a film like Lagaan in which we throwed out Britishers from our country by defeating them in their own game, every Indian would have been really proud. The Academy did not found Lagaan good for an award but for Slumdog Millionaire.

I have expressed my feeling about this most acclaimed film from the point of view of an Indian.

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