Archives for January 5, 2009

Does “Slumdog Millionaire” reject Hindu principles? Embrace “a Westernized, Judeo-Christian” Idea?

Mike Duran posts an intriguing question about the (allegedly) inspirational conclusion of Slumdog Millionaire.Here's the big money line: ... in order to interject hope into Jamel’s miserable existence the basic concepts of Hinduism had to be jettisoned in favor of a more Westernized, Judeo-Christian paradigm. I'm working on a post that will offer an explanation as to why I don't like Slumdog. (I'm apparently one of the few critics doesn't.) I'll share it with you later this week, assuming I … [Read more...]