While many expressed their disappointment with Larson for signing up for the role of the "white savior to Indian people," others slammed the trailer for generalizing a culture down to outdated cliches like a horse-riding heroine who dances to Bollywood music.
Watch the Basmati Blues trailer below:
Here is what people are saying about the 'Basmati Blues' trailer:
FFS Hollywood, this is 2017 and you still don't understand the East. Can you stop creating such generalising BS?https://t.co/25sfWqGhHU- Samyak Sibasish (@SamyakSibasish) November 9, 2017
I just saw the trailer of Basmati Blues. pic.twitter.com/Fqtsc4h25G- Pri (@siriuslyveiled) November 9, 2017
Using my 280. Okay so Brie Larson is in this movie called (uhg) #BasmatiBlues (ew) and I'll be damned if she can even PRONOUNCE Basmati (and no, it's not BAZ-MAH-TEA). White people are always gonna make cringy movies about India, its a fact, but this trailer takes the CRINGE CAKE- Anjali Rathore (@jellibean0415) November 10, 2017
I love Brie Larson but I hope "Basmati Blues", a movie where she goes to India and saves locals from tainted rice, flops.- jody (@qoroq) November 9, 2017
#BasmatiBlues is what happens when you let whites have creative freedom wrt Indian culture + how to interpret it.- Nia C (@sleepyhollowkid) November 10, 2017
People were really offended
"The train of progress cannot be stopped." Basmati Blues has done quite a good job of that, actually- Deepti Unni (@Deepti_Unni) November 9, 2017
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