Indian protests over Oscar frontrunner Slumdog Millionaire spread Tuesday to areas of Mumbai where the movie was filmed. "They have made a mockery of us, they have hurt our sentiments," a protester told Reuters. "They should change at least the title. Why did our Censor Board allow such a title in India? It is very sad, another protester told the news service. Although the film has sold relatively few tickets in India, it continues to pack audiences in elsewhere overseas. "The potent combo of escalating awards season buzz and excellent word-of-mouth has made Slumdog the film to see this January," Daily Variety commented today (Thursday).

04/02/2009