Indians Are Outraged At Upcoming Hollywood Film ‘Basmati Blues’ Portrayal Of India
Remember when they’d make Hollywood movies about foreigners visiting India and create a very stereotypical image of the country? Just when you thought that era was over, the ‘Basmati Blues’ trailer is here to prove you wrong.
Academy Award winning actress Brie Larson’s character ‘Linda’ visits India for a rice experiment and an ‘exciting journey’ but goes in a state of shock as she finds herself stuck in traffic, eating spicy food and interacting with local villagers. The trailer was released on November 9th and left everyone with one question, “Are we back in the 90’s?”
Netizens didn’t hesitate in showing their disapproval either and here’s how Twitter reacted to the trailer:
FFS Hollywood, this is 2017 and you still don't understand the East. Can you stop creating such generalising BS?https://t.co/25sfWqGhHU
— Samyak Sibasish (@SamyakSibasish) November 9, 2017
— Niyati Burde (@niyatiburde) November 9, 2017
— Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita) November 8, 2017
Oh great it’s cringey white-people-in-India-saving-the-brown-savages season again. https://t.co/1ksFG6RYkm
— Harnidh Kaur (@PedestrianPoet) November 8, 2017
OH GREAT. Another white saviour type. Excellent job, movies.https://t.co/di1yShFGZl
— Ambika Muttoo (@MissMuttoo) November 9, 2017
love brie larson but why is she doing a film called basmati blues is it the 90s again did my time machine work is Robin Williams still alive
— UBiMa (@UudBilawManus) November 7, 2017
In case you’re wondering what’s this all about and you haven’t seen the trailer, you can watch it here:
What do you think about it? A little too much stereotyping, isn’t it? Share your views with us in the comment section!
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