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Why has the BBC pulled its punches in this doc about the Indian super-rich?

13 January 2024

9:00 AM

13 January 2024

9:00 AM

Streets of Gold: Mumbai


Darby and Joan


The big finish to Streets of Gold: Mumbai, an excited look at the city’s ‘wealthiest one-percenters’, was an extravagant party hosted by ‘two of India’s most coveted fashion designers’. As the programme made clear, all the guests were rich and/or famous, and all were dressed to prove it. ‘If you’re basic, you’re not invited,’ said one – which, given that the idea of the party was ‘to celebrate diversity in all its forms’ some documentaries might have considered a remark worthy of further investigation.

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