People living in slums are not dogs

While the movie Slumdog millionaire has become a huge hit & gone on to win Golden Globe Awards & bagged 10 Oscar nominations, the slum dwellers are not so impressed or thrilled with it. Tapeshwar Vishwakarma, Secretary of a Slum dweller’s association has filed a defamation suit against A.R. Rehman (Music director of the film) & Anil Kapoor (who acted in the film) for referring to slum dwellers as dogs in the movie. (Source: )….what does slumdogs means anyways?? When I first heard the movie title I was wondering how can they get away with such an outrageous name which unabashedly equates slum dwellers as dogs?? I think the title is indeed derogatory & these people have got a good point & case though it remains to be seen if courts will consider it defamation legally speaking that is or not. (Defamation Law: )


January 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Current Events, India, Movies, News, Reflections/Musings.

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