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After the Oscars, I suspect I am one of the four people in the US who did not like this movie, what it implied, what it represented and the manner in which it did it. It was too inconsistently fluffy, and I doubt most people ever picked up on the sub-text about the Muslim-Hindu conflict. While some imagery was overdone, much of it was under-played. This movie missed a great opportunity to expose and explain how coarse life is in India, and instead gave us a goofy love story, with a totally improbable YouTube dance sequence on an abandoned train platform that obliterated any substantive message that might have been conveyed. America and Hollywood fell for it, hook, line and stinker.