A.R. Rahman has another feather in his cap and every Indian is proud of him and his achievements today, 2 Oscars for a single movie is not something which you hear everyday 🙂 SlumDog Millionaire,Critically acclaimed movie by British director Danny Boyle,has created history by winning 8 Oscars out of 10 nominations today,It already has few Golden globe awards, and few BAFTA awards in its kitty.
I have watched the movie and liked honest efforts by the director…though i was somewhat shocked to see the movie..i knew whatever shown in the movie is the reality in India’s bigger metro cities..and no Indian can claim that is NOT true.Last week i was talking to one of my American origin friend, she had watched the movie and was asking me whether whatever shown in the movie e.g.Begger Mafia, Girls being exploited etc is the reality?? and i was really embarrassed to answer “Yes” to her question..unfortunately that is the reality and i had accepted it. Though its the reality but it can not be so drastic is what i believe..but then i may not be really aware of the real situations.
Opinions about this movie are diverse in India..People are somewhat angry/upset with the way India and its poverty has been portrayed in modern times like this,when India is progressing at a very high speed. If observed carefully it looks like It’s India’s poverty which is being sold in West. Earlier, other very good Indian movies like “Taare Zameen Par” got nominated for an Oscar but none of them could make it to win even one award in any category..but now this movie,with most of its crew being foreign nationals has grabbed so many awards…I wonder is it really the potential, talent or content of the film which got appreciated Or the negativity/dirty life in slums and its realities attracted people ?? If the Song “Jai Ho” was a simple Hindi movie song entry to Oscar…do you believe it would have received an Oscar?