Basmati Blues, no this is not the name of a rice brand but is the name of an extremely disappointing, insulting and down-right idiotic film starring Brie Larson and Utkarsh Ambudkar.
The trailer that has come under the scanner a few days ago, and mind you it was not even released by any of the official production houses but by a random channel on YouTube has risen the wrath of Indian across social media mainly being Twitter.
And now they have an extra 140 characters to truly let loose their anger.
But in all honesty, what were the makers expecting, that we’d all fall at their feets and have our eyes go wide in awe of them coming to our small little nation?
Let me rip-apart this senseless and migraine-inducing trailer of Basmati Blues, along with everything wrong with it:
1. Oh, Brie, Why Did You Say Yes?
2. I Haven’t Seen This Much BS Ever In My Life
3. White Man Syndrome Much?
If you thought Victoria and Abdul was bad, then Basmati Blues just makes the former a favourite of yours to watch. The next time someone asks you what is ‘cultural appropriation’ please just show them this trailer, and don’t say another word.
*This article has been republished by the author with due permission*