Oscars 2009 - Best Movie nominees
Monday, February 16, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire has had a fair share of dire controversy, especially in India, with people of all walks of life criticising at least one aspect of the film.
It all began with the one and only Amitabh Bachchan who slammed the film for glorifying 'India's underbelly'. While most of the industry backed the film, there are a few die-hard 'patriots' who agree with Bachchan.
Next came the slightly more unknown lot who had a problem with the title of the film. Irrespective of whether they knew the meaning of the word 'slumdog', they thought it was offensive and wanted the screenings stopped.
Till such time as A.R Rahman actually manages to bring home the Oscar (he is nominated for three this year, all for this film), it seems the criticism won't die down. When the award does come, however, all will be forgotten and forgiven.