I've not seen the film either but judging by the trailer / reviews I'm pretty sure the main character is British, so the Beatles and British pop music in general is his culture. He just happens to be of Indian descent.I'm not bothered about cultural appropriation but how hasn't this film been slammed by the people obsessed by these things? Does it only go one way?
Anyway, I'm looking forward to watching it. I've heard only good things about it.
Agreed - The main character, played well by Himesh Patel, is British of Indian descent (shoutout to Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal, great as his parents) so there should be no worries about cultural appropriation. Besides that, he's playing a fictional character created specifically for the film, not an existing character who has been "appropriated" for the purposes of the production such as BBC's recent version of Les Misérables.I've not seen the film either but judging by the trailer / reviews I'm pretty sure the main character is British, so the Beatles and British pop music in general is his culture. He just happens to be of Indian descent.
I understand why people enjoy this kind of film, it's just not for me. The world would be a pretty boring place if we are liked the same thing.Excellent movie and a brilliant excuse to 'escape' for a couple of hours.
guy's it's a 'fun' movie. Can't it just be be left at that ?
I actually got quite emotional at that bit, which caught me off guard..if anything, this film reminded how good the Beatles were/are, and how they would be missed, if they never existedLoved this film, great premise, brilliant interpretations of the songs and a real feelgood factor.
One bit astounded meI was convinced the Lennon bit was CGI trickery, I was amazed when I found out who it was.