personally i loved the movie Slumdog Millionaire, But i dont understand why its getting such criticisam from indian schoolers.
One of the writer Sudip Mazumdar of Newsweek wrote:
“People keep praising the film’s ‘realistic’ depiction of slum life in India. But it’s no such thing. Slum life is a cage. It robs you of confidence in the face of the rich and the advantaged. It steals your pride, deadens your ambition, limits your imagination and psychologically cripples you whenever you step outside the comfort zone of your own neighborhood. Most people in the slums never achieve a fairy-tale ending.” Link
These are very disturbing remarks. Auther has compared his story with Slumdog millionaire and try to create a picture that people from slum dont go anywhere. Then how come he writing for Newsweek?
Yes,slum steal your pride , but it also gives you ability to understand what real pride is!
Yes, slum deadens your ambition, but it help you to set some realistic ambitions!
yes, Its limits your imaginations, But its also you to understand what is the real problem and ability to answer those in most effective way!
No , Slums dont cripples you , Rather slum always remind you that there are so many things that need to be changed in your neighborhood whenever you steps outside.
Most people in the slums never achieve a fairy-tale ending , Yes. But they atleast make sure next generation leaves better life than they have lived.