Amitabh Bachchan criticizes Slumdog Millionaire

January 17, 2009

Amitabh Bachchan has slammed the much acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire for depicting India as a “Third World dirty underbelly developing nation” Amitabh Bachchan has penned his thoughts in his blog as: “It’s just that the SM (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.”

Reacting strongly to these remarks, the film’s lead actor Irrfan Khan had said that India’s poverty cannot be disregarded. It may be recalled that Slumdog Millionaire has won several prestigious awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Best Screenplay Writer and Best Music Composer.

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2 Responses to “Amitabh Bachchan criticizes Slumdog Millionaire”

  1. Pranita Pimplikar Says:

    I would like Irrfan to have a peep into the ideologies of the people who have awarded this movie in four different categories. They are people who generally poke fun at our country’s shortcomings, totally ignoring the fact that India has a lot of good things also.

    There are slums all over the world. But why did Danny(A Briton) want to show the slums of India only? This I raise because his subject for the movie was a boy from slums(it could be any slum).

    Why don’t worthwhile movies like “Taare Zameen Par” get such accolades? Maybe, because they have a much sensible issue to tackle as a slowlearner, than a boy who doesn’t even know what “Truth will always triumph” means.

    “Slumdog whatever” is not a good movie.

  2. cinderalka Says:

    I loved this film. For some reason I find that the diaspora loves it more than Indians living in India.

    Here’s my take on it: http://alkakothari.com/2009/02/24/what-kind-of-millionaire-are-you/


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