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Statue of Unity is a political and economic symbol

DNDEL23967 | 11/9/2018 | Author : G Ramachandran | WC :796



Is the Statue of Unity an unwise investment? Was making Devdas with Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan an unwise investmaent? This glossy, glamorous, pathos-filled movie was released in July 2002. Films and statues are often viewed with derision. Memorials and mausoleums are regarded with deadly suspicion. Do they serve any economic purpose?
At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Hindi movie ever produced in India. This infuriated economists and commoners. They held the view that its producers and its director, Sanjay Bhansali, had burned money. Should poor India spend wastefully and unwisely on a colourful movie that had gorgeous costumes, dazzling lights and fabulous fake homes made of plywood, cardbo
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