Indians slam Brie Larson-starrer ‘Basmati Blues’ trailer, call it cringeworthy

The 2 minutes 15 seconds trailer itself contains a whole bunch of embarrassing Indian stereotypes

The trailer of Academy Award winner Brie Larson-starrer film Basmati Blues was released last week and most of the Indians are welcoming it with not-so-positive reactions.

The trailer shows Larson’s scientist character Linda’s life in rural India as she tries to sell a new type of genetically modified rice to the farmers. Linda, who later realizes that the genetically modified rice is harmful, then tries to protect the poor farmers from her company.

The 2 minutes 15 seconds trailer itself contains a whole bunch of embarrassing Indian stereotypes and twitteraties find it difficult to tolerate with this type of portrayal.

“FFS Hollywood, this is 2017 and you still don’t understand the East. Can you stop creating such generalizing BS?,” a user named Samyak Sibashis tweeted.

https://twitter.com/SamyakSibasish/status/928501523495161856

Many wondered why an actress like Brie Larson is doing this type of movies.

It was in 2013, Brie Larson signed up for the movie and for the last few years it has been struggling to get a wide release.

The musical rom-com is the directorial debut of Dan Baron and it also stars Scott Bakula, Donald Sutherland, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Suhasini Mulay and Lakshmi Manchu. Produced by Monique Caulfield and Jeffrey Soros, the film will be released in theaters on December 7.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RXO3NRI1lw

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