Mira Nair's last really good film; none of her subsequent work has come close to the brilliance of Salaam Bombay, unfortunately. I don't even watch her films any more. This one has been made into a musical, so she has a great career even if she has no talent left. Capitalism is great for artists like her; they can just keep producing product without having to come up with new ideas.
Oeh this didn't meet up to my expectations, which I must admit were super high. The story was really nice and there were stunning shots no doubt, but I expected a more vibrant mix of Bollywood and "New Indian Cinema". Nonetheless very charming and easy to watch, could've done with a more dense plot.