"The police, the elite forces, the military – everything goes according to his word."
It is wrong. I think they were working for that Mafia. My friend live in Bangladesh. I was offended the way police and military were helping that Mafia to catch Tyler and the Boy. That too was happening in capital city Dhaka. What was that?
Absolutely perfect analysis! Netflix aimed for the Indian Audience in order to make this film! They didn't care what the Bangladeshis would feel, anyways being an Indian I have to agree that Bangladesh if it continues to develop like the present it will become a developed country much before India,.. Already we can see that the GDP per capita of Bangladesh is almost equal to India and is soon going to overtake it! Also GDP growth is double of India! So hoping for the best!!
Bangladesh is even worse than what was depicted. It is a nation of losers trying to cross to India and beggars with tons of mouth to feed. Only industry the country has is immigration industry. So face the facts and shut up.
This is not just about Bangladesh , there have been countless films which showed India too as the worst country and are still made that way but that does not make us this upset , we have been subjected to a lot of discrimination in the past so , forget it it's just a film , you find something racist then complain but don't take it so seriously . And Indians understand this problem , so we won't judge you on a film's basis . Wish Bangladesh prosperity and health .
If Bangladesh was heaven on earth, people would'nt be leaving in droves to enter India. Plus this is just a movie. Sit back, grab a popcorn and enjoy the film instead of whining about it.
Son check India's GDP per capita and then check Bangladesh's GDP per capita,difference is just a couple of bucks, despite the latter having 2x population density than the former! Also the GDP growth of Bangladesh is 2x that of India's!! Did I forget to mention entire North East is economically and politically controlled by Bangladesh!
Aint no Bangladeshi coming to India,u are living in fool's paradise,the ones who came are all hindus!
But there are more than a lakh Indian Students who go to Bangladesh for higher education! This website itself published an article abt 500 Kashmiri students returning to India yesterday lol!!
There is no reason for a Bangladeshi to enter india illegally. We r ourself a self dependent, progressive state. & it's probably a "movie" for u guys but a great "insult" of us.
I know what would been the reaction of u indians, if your national forces were showed like ours in any movie in this way.
Frustrated Bangladeshian 😂😂 Bro calm down.. It was a movie.. Take it as a movie. Tyler (Chris) was the hero.. And a hero kills like he is killing birds😂
Don't you do the exact same thing with India? Only point out the bad things about the country and keep complaining?
Why the bias?
The fact that the author feels that a shoot em' up style movie can ruin the image of the entire nation reeks of inferiority complex.
What they have shown in the film is actually true...truth can sometimes be bitter and we have to accept as there is no other choice..forveg like how Dharavi is showed in movies like slumdog millionaire.. it's ok to accept that these are all third world countries we are talking about..never heard Amartya Sen talking about India..his concern for Bangladesh puzzles one..
Can u name me a single slum in Bangladesh like Dharavi? Bangladesh's GDP per capita is almost equal to India despite having 2X population density! GDP growth is double of that of India! All social indicators are better than that of India! Dont compare Bangladesh with Indian and being an Indian I can assure u Bangladesh's economy is at a far better position than our India
A movie will have to be shot somewhere, right?
You don't seriously think that India is all like Wasseypur or Mumbai is what's shown in Slumdog Millionaire?
Extraction is an over rated well promoted film which lacks genuine content and will fizzle out.
Don't fall for it.
If it's such a rozy outlook and Bangladesh is all about progress and development. Can you please take back illegal bangadeshis from my country. They are a major reason for hampering the development of my country.
Saying as a non-indian and non-bengali, could you take back illegal indian immigrants from my country too? If India is a such well developing country and all that, why are there indians smuggling drugs and committing crimes in my country?
Indians got all cocky here saying bullshits about Bangladesh but not realizing their double standards when it comes to how India is seen as a shithole in other asian/western media?
At this point, now it only seems like some indians are just bullying Bangladesh like it can resolve their inferiority complex deep inside their mind.
I feel the author's pain. Both the makers and the audiences are at fault here. Hollywood should set their action-fantasy movies in fictional countries, especially when they are so far removed from reality. Audiences should be a little more circumspect in accepting such depictions, instead of unthinkingly lapping up whatever glossy product Hollywood offers them.
As an Indian (and a Bengali), ideally the pushback to this film should have come from both Indian and Bangladeshi audiences. Our greater weight in the market would have been more effective. One need only look at China to see how Hollywood can be effectively "managed". But in these vitiated, troll-populated times, perhaps such solidarity is too much to hope for.
South Asians should remember that ultimately, the Western popular imagination does not stop to differentiate amongst our nationalities. Indians can blame Bangladeshis, and Bangladeshis can blame Indians all they want, but to the world we're all just an undifferentiated mass of poor, brown people fighting amongst ourselves pointlessly. Our images are tied together. What was that catch-all slur popularized in Britain to refer to all of us? Good luck trying to explain to the average chav that you're not a "paki", that you're Indian, you're Bangladeshi, you're whatever.
Fair comment . For years India was shown as poverty ridden hellhole .Now that India is a sizeable market for Hollywood we will be shown in positive light henceforth . Remember the Chinese boy in Spider-Man ?
Tumhara time ayegs
I wish someone makes film on the famous novel LAJJA.
Is Bangla desh image so weak that a small film brings it down. For years Hollywood and bollywood portrayed India as a poorest country, because we know India is culturally rich, financially sound and is progressing. We cared a hoot and now whole world knows what India is.
that is simply untrue. indians have time and time again criticized others portrayal of them. Bangadesh reserves that right too. It's not about their sense of image being weak at all. there are insensitive, colonialist tendencies in soft power that needs to be recognised and acknowledged. the writer of this article is only articulating what stuck out for him.
Yo bangladeshi illegal immigrant supporter u will always feel sorry for showing the BLUNT truth about the most selfish, hypocrite, thankless country of this world i.e. bangladesh. And yes this movie showed less, infact its more filthy and more densely populated due to highest per capita population density in the world. And thus it SENDS its illegal immigrants to INDIA so that there is less pressure on its resources and land. Highest number of thefts, robbery, encroachment is done in NE states and west bengal by illegal bangladeshi immigrants.
Very rightly said
This happens all the time even with the image of India when Western media only shows the poverty. Question is what were Bangladeshis doing when the movie was being filmed? I am sure some people got the money and are happy with it and don't care a damn about the country. Why don't you go after them?
Also, the word "Islamophobia" has become like MeToo...just drop it to gain sympathy and hide the complaints. What connection is there here with Islamophobia?
Basically, while I understand that Bangladeshis are mad about a lop-sided depiction of the country, this article is a lot of whining and bull shit because the author seems to have nothing better to write on.
It wasn't shot in Bangladesh. They shot mostly in Thailand, and took some plateshots in Dhaka. The cast doesn't seem to have any Bangladeshis, and only two Bangladeshis were involved in minor post-production work.
Your entire premise is wrong. Your anger is unreasonable. The only one whining here is you.
Really spot on about Islamophobia. Citing Islamophobia in Extraction is equivalent of saying do not show any muslim villans.
BTW...read up on the film production. It seems quite a bit of the movie was shot in Thailand. However, plate shots were made in Dhaka.
Also, looking at photos and videos of Dhaka, the author is right, it gives a drastically wrong impression.
It is unfair towards Bangladeshis. However, at the same time, I will say that the country needs to do the due diligence on how footage will be used in the movie.
You Indians started to cry when pewdiepie started tobully you...
Now how come you teach us to be tolerant
Exactly even added a spoiler without a spoiler alert by saying "brief sketch for those who haven't watched it"! Like just cause you don't like the truth don't ruin a damn movie for others!
Where did I express anger and whine? BTW, please see my reply to my comment.
But, please explain the connection between Islamophobia and Extraction. Would be really interesting to see that.
They should create an imaginary Country or an imaginary City like Gotham city in Batman Dark Knights trilogy to avoid creation of racist impressions.
Nice article but one thing is right here that bangladesh's border is full of holes otherwise we won't have crores of bangladeshis living illegally in India.
Very true! However, B'desh doesn't mind people crossing to India. They care about people crossing into B'desh. They don't even want their own citizens who crossed over illegally to India.
In my mind, India's border is full of holes. On the US-MX border, US had to be vigilant. MX doesn't care about people crossing to US.
I also felt that in the times of digitalisation, BanglaDesh cannot be so low or offer anarchist to take the streets. Wish BanglaDesh to prosper and be always a friendly neighbourhood.