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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ depicting the sad side of Mumbai

It is ironical that depiction of poverty,squalor,and degradation of Mumbai should receive such acclamation.

Written by K H Kaji | Ahmedabad |
January 30, 2009 1:12:31 pm

It is ironical that depiction of poverty,squalor,and degradation in slums of Mumbai should receive such acclamation by world awards and nomination for oscars.

Self denigration & flagellant approach by foreign directors of Indian conditions has recently received wide acclaim & euphoria amidst media & so called art critics & activists.

One wonders whether the film has any relieving feature or even remotely induces the rich & the affluent to mitigate the rigours of slum problems.

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan deserves full support & compliments for speaking out against such depiction of poverty squalor & dirt without any relieving feature. Years back Mrs. Nargis Dutt then an M.P,vouched similar views about famous trilogy of Satyajit Ray & rightly .

Such films should at least convey some message,some motivation to the public and more so the elite to come forward & improve their lot. Instead,the film makers,actors,theaters make crores on depiction of such gruesome sites,at times nauseating but totally meaningless.

One hopes,pseudo art critics,media & the elite do not acclaim such films but take example from films like “Tare jamin par” which are elevating,and motivating films.

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