It looks awful. 4 years on from Slumdog and the only role Dev Patel can get is playing a 'stereotype' Indian (apart from the awful Airbender film).
Lets not forget he is only 21 (just) and the only roles he gets ARE maaybe steryotyped because of his skin colour afterall who better to play a young Indian man than a young Indian man.Had they had a white man in the role it may have suggested a throwback to the colonial days which may have worked on a different level.but being based on a book maybe not in this case
He would maybe do well to head for the Sates or to ply his trade for a few more years,maybe do some stage and tv. I think its a tad premature for assumptions