Sunday, March 1, 2009


Not yet anyway. First of all, Slumdog Millionaire is NOT a Bollywood film, it was directed by an Englishman (Danny Boyle, who directed Trainspotting) and it's star, Dev Patel isn't even from India (another Englishman). Bollywood films are great for Dan the Automater and Madlib albums (Bombay the Hard Way, Beat Conducta-- see above video), but I don't see the lavish musicals making much of a wave here (that last scene in Slumdog was painful at best). I will say that the Indians know how to enjoy a meal in a theatre and it might surprise you to know that POTATOES are the world's most popular movie-watching vegetable. Not popped corn.

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