Why Slumdog Millionaire was a success in AmericaFebruary 21st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): British director Danny Boyles film Slumdog Millionaire has captured many hearts and awards with its story, and now prize-winning author Priya Joshi has revealed why it was such a huge success in America.
The movie has been dubbed in India as an example of slum tourism, but Joshi says that it is about globalisation and the power of popular culture to spread new ideas.
Joshi was asked the reason why a film filled with maiming, murder, and the torture of children, not to mention obscure references to a foreign film industry, was so successful in America.
I guess the movie has resonated with an American audience in this time of economic uncertainty because it captures, and assuages, a vulnerability we all feel, Joshi said.
We might not all become quiz show millionaires, but at least we can feel good watching someone else get the moolah and the girl, she added. (ANI)
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