" My hate for the end comes from being raised on Bollywood movies (i'm Indian)"My knowledge of Bollywood may not be the most informed but this reaction seems normal to me from someone who is Indian. While we see Bollywood as some kind of weird cultural trend, I was actually under the impression that it was something just a tiny bit more sinister. There are certainly some intelligent Indian films that explore complex social issues and while they are few and far between they still exist. The problem is they are absolutely trounced by your formulaic Bollywood film that usually aims for no sign of complexity in the slightest, leading to a problem where thats all studios make.
Thats why I did not understand the inclusion of the Bollywood dance scene at the end of Slumdog millionaire. I would have thought that most directors would view the Bollywood scene as their worst nightmare. A system where they are limited to make cookie cutter movies that sometimes have to adhere to a strict code or the studio will not fund it. To pay homage to something like that just seems wrong. I would understand if the film were using irony to demonstrate how messed up the Bollywood system is but I didn't get that impression at all. It was just in there.
But then I'm not Indian so I never grew up with Bollywood, I could be entirely off the mark.