Slumdog – The Grand Finale!!!
When I watched Slumdog Millionaire, I didn’t think it was an extraordinary movie but what I did like about the movie was its originality, the story-telling and beautiful direction.
SM won 8 Academy Awards on the 81st Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars). It was actually wonderful to see the accolades received by the movie on different counts.
It is amazing the kind of reactions this movie has generated. One of my favorite bloggers did not like the movie. I understand his reasoning but hey it is a movie and there are many like that out there. Yes some of the scenes were very graphic (Unnecessarily If I may add).
After all it is a movie, some may like it and some may not, but the whole Oscar sweep and the Golden Globe and other awards have given a stage to the Indian artists like no other. It has created history for India; A.R Rahman bags 2 Oscars, Frieda Pinto on stage announcing an award, Indian artists performing on stage in one of the biggest entertainment events in the world. Where else has this happened?
I know many of you may say that the Oscars are heavily biased and the awards is a western thing and so on. So what if you think it is a western thing? Why is it a bad thing if ANYBODY (read west) appreciates your work.? So what if the bias in the Oscars bias was in your favor this time?
This is a historical moment for Indian artists andÂ some are busy figuring out who was the first to get on stage when the Oscars were announced for the best film.
I say, sit back, enjoy and savor the moment.