A trailer for the new Brie Larson movie has started to go viral, and not for the right reasons.
Basmati Blues appears to be a white savior trope film in which a scientist travels to India, eats spicy food, falls in love, and saves the local rice farmers with her brilliance.
Well, she didn’t really. That is, she didn’t when she was all those things. The movie was filmed years ago and set to come out in 2015. We guess we’re not surprised it was shelved but the growing star power of Larson has led to the film being given a 2017 release in India.
And Indian film fans are NOT happy about it!
See some of the most repulsed responses (below)!
1) it├óΓé¼Γäós called ├óΓé¼╦£basmati blues├óΓé¼Γäó, 2) um, what bakwaas is this? 3) they do know it├óΓé¼Γäós set in a country where farmers are committing suicide? (probs not) https://t.co/ajOvhSKbpd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rishita Nandagiri (@rishie_) November 9, 2017
This is ridiculous, they’ve completely ignored the culture of the country. Typical to portray India as about rice, spicy food, poverty, poor English and cringy music. India don’t need a White saviour. We’re good without them.https://t.co/ZxdCLmyn8n
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rahul W (@rahulw_) November 9, 2017
Aren’t enough words in the world to describe how cringe #BasmatiBlues is. WHY @UTKtheINC, WHYY? “The train of progress cannot be stopped” it seems. Massive trainwreck only.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Swetha Sridhar (@swethasridhar92) November 9, 2017