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Q: Are you angry or "protesting" at Suketu Mehta for writing Maximum City?
Q: Then why are you upset and defensive at Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire?
The other part was protesting.... wildly protesting. I hated Boyle's portrayal of Mumbai .... felt protective, felt betrayed.... but also felt the truth. Which is why it hurt.
A: --I will answer that for you. Because Boyle is a foreigner.
Q: Why doesn't Hollywood "recognize" any Indian filmmakers besides Satyajit Ray and possibly Deepa Mehta?
A: Because they are big and mean and prejudiced against us!!!!!
Sorry, wrong answer.
It's because by Hollywood standards, most other Indian films are no good. The same reason Bombay does not give awards to American films - they don't meet the standard. They have different production values. Ray and Mehta made films western film critics can relate to.
The fact that a billion-plus people like Bollywood does not oblige Hollywood to "acknowledge" it.
Okay, we're done now. Thanks for playing.
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