Rooting for the Slumdog


Update on Feb 23

I would like to thank the Academy…..for choosing this movie.

Slumdog swept the Oscars, picking up 8 of the 10 Oscars it was nominated for. What can I say?

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What a movie!

This movie brings to memory all those many times I rooted for Arsenal while watching the game at a joint filled with Manchester United fans.

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Slumdog Millionaire is a tribute to all the underdogs in the world.

Quite apart from all that sentiment though, this is a tightly narrated story, alive with visual metaphors, interspersed with heartbreaking innocence and bald-faced representation of cruelty.

My favourite scene has to be the C’est La Vie smile on Jamal’s face when he encounters the Three Musketeers question.

Bravo Danny Boyle!

A.R Rahman, well, what more can I say about this guy who scored so movingly for this sleeper hit. Long way from the ad jingle days. The Indian diaspora loves this genius. Now it’s the world’s turn.

This tour-de-force has won its share at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAS. It has also picked up 10 Academy Award nominations so far.

Good luck at the Oscars!

Now….lemme go get the book, Q&A by Vikas Swarup. Was told its riveting.

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