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  1. I love India and Indian culture and I can’t wait to see this film. Bravo to its director. He sounds like a man of conviction and integrity.

  2. ……..and the biggest shame about India and Indian Culture was that it was corrupted by christian ‘values’ with regard to sex!

  3. Jean-Paul Bentham 3 Feb 2010, 6:59pm

    Can I order a copy or two of the DVD in advance? I can’t wait to see it!

  4. Very true, John F. Touring India it’s extraordinary how many young Indian men will rush up to you and treat you like a long-lost brother because they’ve undergone years of brainwashing by Jesuits and other Catholic or Christian missionaries.

  5. I understood that you couldn’t show a man kissing a woman on the screen. If they can now show 2 men kissing that sounds like an enormous leap. Do they show the kiss at the end of Slumdog Millionaire?

  6. “I understood that you couldn’t show a man kissing a woman on the screen.”

    That is incorrect. There have been kisses in Indian movies since even before independence (although they were rarer than they are now). There is a lot of ignorance about India in the Western world.

  7. Jean-Paul Bentham 5 Feb 2010, 4:37pm

    Of course there is. Unless a Westerner has actually traveled to the East (Hello Alexander the Great and Marco Polo), the rest of us have been brought up to believe that “West is West and East is East and never shall the twain meet”.

    The world is shrinking thanks to the Internet. We are actually the first generations to be in such a privileged situation. We now can sit comfortably in our easy chairs and look at a slide show of real photos of our planet taken from a satellite, and spend hours contemplating the width and breath of the Universe through the eyes of the Hubble Telescope.

    As for Sharma’s movie, I think we all agree that “a kiss is just a kiss”, regardless of the geographical setting. Where have I heard that before?

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