A friend of mine sent me a mail today with a link to a blog, it was Arindam Chaudhuri’s blog about the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” and the blog label said “Don’t see “Slumdog Millionaire” It sucks!”, when I read the blog I could not believe that a person, an icon like him is so immature and backward.
Here is the link to his blog and after that is the response I posted him as a comment to his blog. Enjoy the masala.
The Blog - “http://arindamchaudhuri.blogspot.com/2009/01/dont-see-slumdog-millionaire-it-sucks.html
For you I have just one suggestion that "Tell people what you feel/think, don’t make a verdict for others based on your beliefs".
You are a celebrity and people look up to you, you have followers and some of them follow you blindly, so be a sensible and responsible celebrity.
According to Me,
# It’s just a movie, so just chill and don’t get overexcited, didn’t you read in the start of the movie that everything is a fiction !!!
# If this movie alone hurts you that much then where were you when Indian directors made such movies which does not portray India at all. I can’t believe that you are ok with the things shown in “Page 3” and “Fashion” but not Slumdog, don’t have such double standards. Where were you when people made "Love Story 2050" and "Chandni Chowk to China" .... "Slumdog millionaire" at least pays back what we spent.
# You said that this movie is hyped pointlessly, aren’t you also doing the same thing, hyping it unnecessarily.
# And mind you that “slums, open-air lavatories, riots, underworld, prostitution, brothels, child labour, begging, blinding and maiming of kids to make them into ‘better beggars’, petty peddlers, traffic jams” are ALL INDIAN REALITY, come out of your Disneyland and open your eyes to see the real India because I don’t think that you have seen it yet.
# Please don’t create it a national issue, you have all time to say things about Slumdog but I never heard a single word from you on 26/11. People like you just criticize anything to keep them in the limelight but will never make any effort to make this country a better place.
I hope Arindam Chaudhuri is sensible enough to learn from here and realize what he must write from next time.