Slumdog in India

Slumdog Millionaire has earned raves just about everywhere except for the country where it takes place, where it has not yet opened. The film premieres in India on January 23 and has been generating a lot of buzz, according to USA Today, since it won four Golden Globes on Sunday. It's difficult to tell how the film will be received, especially since it has not yet been cleared by India's censors, which have butchered previous Oscar bait like Brokeback Mountain, which became in India a story about friends on a camping trip. No matter what the final outcome, it seems unlikely that the film will be shown in the same slums where it is set, where the theaters are tiny, illegal, and usually show films from VHS or DVD.