Not much to be said by the super star Amitav Bachchan of Bollywood, India. He started his career in the film industry as an angry youngman. General public loved his roles of cracking down high and mights, protesting against corrupt politicians, and defeating uncocial elements from deceiving peace loving citizens. He came, captured, and reigned the industry not as an actor only, he also proved his ability of intelligence, wisdom, and astutenes through his conduct of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" live sho on T.V.
His assessment on anything connecting to cinema, is acceptably welcome.
In numerous occassion we have been seen that anything related to poverty, paucity, filth, and grime about developing countries have been high lighted through quick recognition by the developed western countries. One apt example is the book "City of Joy" by Dominique Lapierre got instant success.
Amitav has commented in his blog that the film would not have a huge success had it been directed by a desi (Native) director. I don't know what others fell about this, but I agree to his statement. It is not just cinema, the trend can be felt in many other fields like beauty contests, sports, games, writings, etc. Haven't we witnessed the recent debacle of Australian cricket team in India and their unnecessary, unacceptable outrage. The developed world is developed, no doubt about it. but they should not forget the developing world too can be developed.
Times view does not approve Amitav's reaction on Slumdog Millionaire. It appears to suggests to be normalistically reasonable. That is ok, but why oppose a realized truth even though there is no proof of it? where as in th ecounter view Anil Thakkar's assessment is similar to mine. I come to understand that there are more praise about the non-Indian director of the movie than anything else in the British and American news papers. Alot can be written in favour by giving ample reasons for what Amitav had stated about this movi's success, but the trend of ambiguity will comtinue until we place ourselves in the league of 'developed'.