I guess some Indians are unhappy about the portrayal of India in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. They think people in the west will see the film and associate India only with filth and poverty.
I saw the movie and didn’t think it was that good. I think Mira Nair’s The Namesake was much better. They’re a lot of other “artsy” movies coming out of India that are just as good, but that many people in the west haven’t seen (& I’m not talking about those bollywood disaster movies where people are just dancing around tree’s in their saris and kutra’s) – I’m talking about small, independent movies where real acting takes place.