The Cycle

India celebrates ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

With 10 Oscar nominations, Slumdog Millionaire is taking its place at the top of the Academy Awards. And India, where the movie is set, is celebrating the success of the film and its Indian actors and musicians, with parades, premieres, and the like.

“A frontpage headline in the Times of India trumpeted “RAH RAH RAHMAN” [for composer A.R. Rahman] while a parade of Bollywood stars attending the Thursday night premiere in Mumbai rejoiced that the celebrated songwriter was earning international accolades,” the Washington Post reports.

But not all Indians are happy with the film, as protesters say the title is offensive.

Despite your thoughts on Slumdog, it is definitely bringing some attention to India and its entertainment community.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without prior authorization.

Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of Haymarket Media's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions