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In name of film Slumdog millionaire the word Slumdog is in bad taste.Instead Slumkid millionaire should have been better choice?What you think??

Asked by gurdial singh, 28 Feb '09 07:19 am
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Nahi comrada..... We use the word "slumdog" in our Indian languages quite regularly to describe our less fortunate bretheren. "Cherri naye", "Cherriuda patti", "trisanki" are all words which denote "slumdog".....although we may not call them that directly, the way those Mumbaikars in Garib Nagar live clearly brings out the type of outlook we "normal" folk have towards them. And just when we thought we could just "wrap it under the carpet as usual"... Danny Boyle stuck it up our face.....We are master stigmatizers as a people. And we need to own up to that.
Answered by A Moin, 01 Mar '09 05:31 pm

 
  
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Slum dog is an english word to describe an unfortunate person who is denied normal life...there are many such phrases in english like ..'barking at the wrong tree'...these should not be misunderstood like one is calling someone a 'dog'...its not true!
Answered by Bulusu R S Prasad, 28 Feb '09 01:03 pm

 
  
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To me "From slum to Millionaire" is more acceptable from our cultural point of view. But for the Hollywood evaluation,the director and producer would have chosen what they felt better. Let them name their child as they like. "By any name the Rose smells the same"
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 28 Feb '09 07:33 am

 
  
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Sorry, dont agree at all. slumkid does not mean the same thing as slumdog and meaning of the film would have been different at all.
Answered by iqbal seth, 28 Feb '09 07:30 am

 
  
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