TimesOnline has a roundup of reactions from India:
Slumdog Millionaire is neither poverty porn nor slum tourism…Two posts from Global Voices are enlightening on this divided opinion:
(Nikhat Kazmi writing in The Times of India)
This isn't the 'real' India. This is India as seen through the eyes of a Westerner who's selling desi [local] squalor packaged as savvy slick entertainment... (Subhash K Jha writing for the Indo-Asian News Service)
One look at 'Slumdog Millionaire' and you know that its spirit and soul is flagrantly, proudly India: the Empire has been finally, overwhelmingly trounced. It's not about poverty pornography. (Shubhra Gupta in the Indian Express)
Slumdog Millionaire: the Indian press reaction
This film has sparked debates about how it shows life in India's slums, and the attraction it holds for foreigners.These posts look at a range of Indian bloggers and their thoughts on Slumdog Millionire. Please join the conversation.
Video: Slumdog Millionaire and the Indian Slums
Whether people like the movie or not, the fact is that Slumdog Millionaire has started a conversation in India about poverty, entrepreneurship and Indian films. Hopefully that conversation will yield results.
India: Reactions to Slumdog Millionaire