Posted by Sidhu | Posted in India | Posted on 23-02-2009
Tags: A R Rahman, Oscars, Slumdog
So its celebration time as Slumdog has won Oscars like chocolates in a kids’ competition. Oh yes our very own A R Rahman has won 2 Oscars and that is the first time for India. It is great in so many ways. The biggest advantage i see is to Media as they have got the masala for whole of the next month (And keeping that in mind i already have almost decided to avoid TV (which in any case i already don’t watch for more than 10 minutes a day and that too is not working these days) and newspaper in coming 2 weeks, as there would be nothing to read and watch except (O)scars ).
So, once again a movie can get something only if it has got an English label attached to it. Same is the case with Slumdog. It was made out of India and did wonders. Had the same story made by an Indian, it won’t get a single Oscar leave alone 8. What is sad about this story is that in any case all these Oscars have everything to do with the label and nothing with India. Also does it mean that nothing better than Slumdog has ever been produced in India ? Was it the best out of Gulzar & A R Rahman combo (and oh yes…how we are forgetting Sukhwinder…) ? Oh no. They have done way better than this in the past and have the potential to do way better in future. So it doesn’t make me very happy
Anyways, as everybody is celebrating, congratulations on winning the first Oscar. Jai Ho !!!