The much acclaimed title sequence has been honoured by a nomination at the prestigious Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival in the 'Broadcast Design Award' category in competition with the likes of the Match of the Day Euro titles by Aardman and two projects by Agenda Collective. The film, it is also suggested, celebrates characters and places that might be seen as symbolic of Western culture and models of development. The film is therefore likely to support policies that have tended to further dispossess the slum dwellers in terms of material goods, power and dignity. Author and critic Salman Rushdie argues that it has "a patently ridiculous conceit. And at every turn is fabricated. Rather, Sengupta argues the film's "reductive view" of such slums is likely to reinforce negative attitudes to those who live there. Mitu Sengupta and raises substantial doubts about both the realism of the film's portrayal of urban poverty in India and whether the film will assist those arguing for the poor. A few notable filmmakers such as Aamir Khan and Priyadarshan have been critical of the film. Boyle and his team, headed by the director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle, clearly believe that a city like Mumbai, with its shifting skyline and a population of more than fifteen million, is as ripe for storytelling as Dickens's London [ Parthasarathy as reflecting a larger context of global cultural flows, which implicates issues of labour, status, ascription-achievement, and poverty in urban India. How else could Boyle get away with assembling his cast for a Bollywood dance number, at a railroad station, over the closing credits? You can either chide the film, at this point, for relinquishing any claim to realism or you can go with the flow—surely the wiser choice. Reactions from India and the Indian diaspora to Slumdog Millionaire Slumdog Millionaire has been a subject of discussion among a variety of people in India and the Indian diaspora. The film is seen by D. Slumdog Millionaire was critically acclaimed, named in the top ten lists of various newspapers. At the same time, others objected to issues such as Jamal's use of British English or the fact that similar films by Indian filmmakers have not received equal recognition. All the bad elements of Mumbai commercial cinema are put together and in a very a slick way.