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As a Jamaican (and an accused "cooley!"), me gotta sey: Di movie was damn good. Me like it, mon. Long overdue me don't see no West Indian movies. Dem alla bout white people having raus with odder white people. Boring! Finally, Mistah Merchant, master of Bollywood has stepped up the game an produced anedder West Indian treat.
It is also worth mentioning that there are two other important "third world" films that everyone must see to immerse themselves in our indo-Caribbean culture. Country Man, a Jamaican made movie with action qualities and Salaam Bombay -- Mira Nair's best work.
More movies like these and we may yet restore virtue to the west.
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