First things first! Slumdog Millionaire deserves all the accolades and awards that it has been receiving of late and will continue receiving in the future. Also, in this writer's individualistic opinion, Slumdog Millionaire doesn't make a mockery or an attempt to sell the poverty of India to the West.
Sure, Slumdog Millionaire depicts life on the mean streets of Mumbai, so what? Doesn't it exist? Should we ridicule the effort it just because a gora has made it? We don't raise a noise when Indian film-makers do so, so why now? Double standards!