Friday, February 06, 2009

You call it Mumbai, I call it Bombay...

I'm looking forward to seeing Slumdog Millionaire. I think Danny Boyle an interesting film director. He was interviewed by Mark Kermode on the BBC's Culture Show a while back about the new film. There was a question and answer session with an audience in London of Indian ex-pats and Bitons of Indian extraction.

It was interesting to note that Kermode and Boyle referred to the city as Mumbai whereas the Indians referred to it as Bombay.

Go figure.

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Blogger madame evangelista said...

I saw it last night and thought it was a good film. I'd heard conflicting accounts and was prepared for it be anything from a feel-good rom-com fairytale to 'poverty porn'; it was neither. You should defintely go to see it if you get the chance.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Ttony said...

Boyle was educated by Salesians in Bolton or Bury: somewhere in Manchester anyway.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...


As he's such a good director I'll forgive him coming from the wrong side of the Pennines....;-)

12:48 PM  

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