Oscar – But at What Cost?

via Courtesy: Ashok published on March 10, 2009

*Slumdog Millionaire*           

With everyone singing hosannas to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, let   me offer an alternative perspective.   

This film targets the easiest of targets: the average placid Hindu.       

The Hero is, of course, a Muslim in


, whose mother is burned to death by an attack on Muslims by barbaric, fanatical Hindu mobs.


No need for subtlety in either dialogue or depiction here; the Hindu mob says:     
“They are Muslims. Let us hit them,” and the hapless Muslims cry as they   
flee in terror: “The Hindus are coming! The Hindus are coming.”   

To make sure his point about Hindu devilry is not missed, the Director Boyle has a shot of a child dressed as Rama, one of Hinduism’s Most Cherished Gods.


Imagine the outcry that would have resulted if Boyle had reversed the above: i.e., had a shot of a child dressed as Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) or Jesus as Muslims or Christians hurried off to persecute members of another faith! But since Hindus seem oblivious to any and every insult, Boyle has not only gotten away with his blasphemies, but seems well on his way to awards and accolades.                                   
The sledgehammer hits against Hindus and Hinduism does not end there.     

On the TV show who wants to be a Millionaire, the (Muslim) Hero is asked a
question by the TV host:       

“What weapons does Lord Rama bear in his hands?” 

Our (Muslim) Hero answers: “If there was no Rama, my Mother would have been alive.”             

Again, imagine the outcry that would have resulted if the Hero was a Hindu from


and he had said: 


“If there was no Allah (PBUH), my Mother would be alive.”

(Islamic terrorism has almost wiped out the Hindu population in


T H I N K….or suffer in silence !!!

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