Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire and Oscar

Well the way people were celebrating it seemed like we have finally managed to find a solution to our biggest problem- poverty. But that was not the case. Actually somebody came from far away and made a movie on our slums. It also starred actors from the Hindi film industry. And it became a huge hit.
Even the Academy took notice of this. But is Slumdog Millionaire A R Rehman's best work? They chose to honour what they thought was best. But it was on their terms and conditions. Where do we figure in? We loved Rehman for his earlier score and will love him for his music in future too. Rehman existed on this planet even before these guys woke up to his magic.
Resul Pookutty has done good work earlier too in movies like Black and Saawariyaa. But this according to them is his best. But why should we listen to the Academy?
The Academy will honour Rehman only if - the movie is financed by a US studio and should be released in US to be eligible for the award.

Anycase its good Indian talent is here to stay- whether people in the West like it or not.