Movie is good. First half is brilliant. but second half is a cliche' pile which is shown in every second bad bollywood film. I dont care about weather it portrayed India in bad light or not.I don't even care about the poverty porn stuff either. A film which is filled with cliche and some big plot holes(host talking to contestant ??? wtf??? )winning oscar seriously made me lose my interest in oscars.
agree to this 100%.
but the problem is, these are cliches for all of us who've been used to watching stuff churned out by BOLLYWOOD... but those guys who are the jury at OSCARS wouldn't be as used to it as we are...then one could argue that there were better cliched stuff competing at the oscars... but the problem was that none of them were made by an Amreican and thus were in the running for the "foreign language" category where again our movies had a lot more competition [and probably the jury were also fcuked up watching so many movies so weren't concentrating enough ]