Feb 23, 2009

Jai Ho!

There are many things I imagined writing about. This is certainly not one of those.
Slumdog Millionare
won 8 Academy Awards! Slumdog might not be my favorite movie, probably more so because we have seen it all before, but the story of the underdog always triumphs, and the parallel story of India coming to fore at the 81st Oscars showed us a night no less magical.

And the best part was watching AR Rahman winning both the Oscars he was nominated for.
And performing!! It was a surreal experience witnessing Rahman singing Jai Ho and girls in ghagra cholis dancing behind him.
And of course, Resul Pookutty for sound mixing. Heartwarming to say the least

Slumdog has had it's fair share of critics. Most of them Indian. But I don't want to be a cynic at a moment where everybody's so so elated and steal the happiness by detracting this. Kudos to Danny Boyle for this one. (He looks like a lovable figure anyway)Getting 9 Oscar nominations and bagging 8 of them is no joke really. And the best motion picture! This is about Mumbai isn't it? Maybe a lil of Dharavi and the slums, but still a apart of Mumbai!

Smile Pinki also won in the short subject documentary category, but Slumdog swept through the ceremony. The smiles on the faces of the junior cast said it all. There's just this happy bubble that i don't want to burst right now.

PS: Hugh Jackman was the host! I can't get over his awesomeness! And those who saw it, what about his opening act eh? Amazing innit?!!


Ravi Popat said...

how?? i fail to understand what is *so* awesome in that movie. there are better movies out there. :( but well, like u said, its about india. so yay! yay for A.R.Rahman as well!

Blue~Flame said...

@deng: like i said i'm not the movie's biggest fan. I would go for benjamin button, under normal circumstances. but these are not normal circumstances innit? The whole mumbai and ar rahman thingy...
Yay! I just like happiness and little less of that cynicism..

Sharanya said...

HUGH JACKMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue~Flame said...

@SHARAN: COPY THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aggie M said...

Slumdog is so, whatever!!
I really want to see Smile Pinky.
I want Hugh. want. want. want!

ankit said...

the entire academy awards night's experience was surreal, and hugh jackman's the musical!

and of cos, as you said, rahman on stage performing!

Blue~Flame said...

@mag: you should know by now, there is mighty a difference between the cup and the lip (pun intended)

@ankit: you so totally got what i was saying. *thankful tears*