Um it makes me uncomfortable because it makes the IRL subjects uncomfortable. It got lukewarm responses in India. It's even less popular in the smaller towns. I follow Indian news sites as part of my job and I've read mostly negative or blah reviews of it. Who decides what is tactful or not? The people in the slums? It's a movie, not a documentary, so I'm looking at it as such. It won the Oscar, I'm not saying it wasn't deserved, but it had a great positive message that was culture-blind. The people who dislike the movie might say it draws uncomfortable parallels with real life, but it is a valid reason, because these are the people who live in those very conditions and are part of a greater culture that wants to move forward, not wanting to be reminded of these great flaws. The latter has nothing to do with ignorance or glossing over whatever, just a real life echo of the true meaning of the movie - trudging FORWARD no matter what- and not some pseudo-accurate depiction of slumminess.I just felt a little uncomfortable about the slum setting, a little exploitative if you will. I feel this a lot with movies that feature the developing world.
O saya is my favourite too!! The Paper Planes remix is so cool.
I thought the slum setting was... done tastefully. It was such a colourful film- it didn't patronise the people who lived there at all. Wheras many people wouldhave tried to portray it as a hell-hole, this film said, yes it's a horrible place BUT people live there, and they aren't all junkies and etc like we'd expect in slums remotely like that where I live, and there is culture there. Is it better to ignore the slums altogether because they make you uncomfortable? It brought attention to the conditions some people live in in a tactful way.
But they ARE constantly reminded of the bad things! Bollywood is so successful precisely because of its escapist nature, for an affordable price you could forget things. Imagine you're a developing country looking for investors. What sort of image do you want to portray? Certainly not Slumdog Millionaire.I think a country with those flaws should constantly be reminded of those flaws. one of the big criticisms of bollywood is that it doesn't show any of this. I think it's all very good to say that it's a developing country that is moving forward, but that doesn't mean they should ignore the bad things.
lmao I haven't seen the movie, but I have seen the Pussycat Dolls' version of that. The video seems inappropriate for a Slumdog Millionaire cover. I mean, at least once, can they not try to be provocative? XDSide Note: DAMN YOU PUSSYCAT DOLLS. DON'T EVER TRY TO REDO AN AMAZING OSCAR WINNING SONG LIKE JAI HO AGAIN. *cough* Nuff' said.
I know! Grr......lmao I haven't seen the movie, but I have seen the Pussycat Dolls' version of that. The video seems inappropriate for a Slumdog Millionaire cover. I mean, at least once, can they not try to be provocative? XDSide Note: DAMN YOU PUSSYCAT DOLLS. DON'T EVER TRY TO REDO AN AMAZING OSCAR WINNING SONG LIKE JAI HO AGAIN. *cough* Nuff' said.
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