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How Will Slumdog Millionaire's Success Impact India Tourism?

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Feb 21, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire looks like it has a good chance of winning Best Picture at the Oscars. Momentum keeps Slumdog Millionaire on the tips of everyone’s tongue as they discuss Oscar nominations that are shoe-ins. All over the Western world, movie audiences have shuddered at the hard life lived by the real Slumdog Millionaire and hundreds of thousands of other less fortunate.

Slumdog Millionaire portrays a different country that most movie-goers think of. Speculation is that this shocking film may lead to increased tourism - in effect “poorism.” While millions have been poured into improving India’s quality of life, there is the “other” India and this is the life that is featured and somewhat glamourized in Slumdog Millionaire.