I hope that A.R. Rahman wins the oscar for both orignal score & song ...he deserves it..we indian are already proud of his achievemnets also a proud feeling for all indian actors involved in the movie...best of luck to Slumdog team
Re: Re: Best of Luck
by Ram on Jan 23, 2009 10:11 AM
It doesn't tell anything about nomination process. Perhaps the average music given by Indian is much..much higher greater than Hollywood counter parts?
Re: 2 for Rahman
by muthalagu valan on Jan 23, 2009 09:16 AM
hey, please dont use tamilian, hidhiwala, bla bla bla... we are Indians... We are happy to share a happiness with our religion, or language or state we belong... Will you do that if something wrong has happnd...
By the way am also a tamilian.. but more than that am proud to be an Indian... No harm intended... Gud day guys...
Re: 2 for Rahman
by pramod mane on Jan 23, 2009 09:13 AM
Firstly you have shown that you are Indian & then you came on your real religious image. Don't know when we will change our thinking of divide India. We non tamilians also proud to have the musicial like AR Rehman. We need to utilise this platform for delivering responsible messages.
This is just a publicity stunt. Remember 1994 every Indian participating in Miss world/Universe used to win the crown. Why rnt they winning now. This is because to bring in the bigger crowd to the theatres. But why? The reason simply being the big production houses of USA ( Warner bros, Universal) etc are now investing in Indian movies. I feel this movie is just OK and I would have rated Tare Zameen Par highly than this as it definitely had a social message
Re: Re: Re: Not a gr8 movie
by asdf on Jan 23, 2009 09:30 AM
Its just bcoz what tehy hav shown is reality the movie got nominated for oscar. Rubbish. If that is the case then all docuemntaries should be nominated.
Re: Not a gr8 movie
by SRINIVASA on Jan 23, 2009 09:47 AM
I feel atre zameen par was better than slum dog,bcoz at this point time education and supporting children in thier own plat form is the main thing, showing slum culture and slum children in movie was rubbish,if they really interested improve the living culture of children.
priya.malshe: arrey yar poverty in India is poverty in true sense of words a poor in US is still above Indian poverty line samjhe?
Prakash: I posted all this dialogue on rediff. There are many more who share my views. Britishers used all nefarious means to rule India. They destroyed our Industry, cut the hands of weavers in Dhaka, and did many more inhuman things. Why some Britisher does not make a movie on this theme?
priya.malshe: the reasons are obvious now that there's poverty in India is not a hidden fact this movie is but a piece of fiction obviously, the India side to it gives it a drastic effect but then thats what commercialised projects are about we cant blame anyone for the movie
Sent at 08:42 on Monday Prakash: Shall see the movie sometime and then comment on it. Gulzar, Rehman are great talents anyway. I did not require their winning the Oscar to appreciate their talent.I should however, blame them for accepting the title. It should have been slumdweller millionaire. then I wont feel offended.
Re: this movie has a hidden political agenda...
by X on Jan 23, 2009 09:03 AM
Its an amazing movie. How does it matter what color rama is, its just a fictional character. The riots shown in the movie are post babri riots. The provocation and the assault both came from the majority community.
Slum...dog? what it means? I admit that india is poor country with approx. 25%-30% people living below poverty line.Sorry, if my statistics r wrong but what i mean by this is more than 20-30 cr people live in slums/huts or something close to that with low standard of living regarding food,clothing,shelter.Deliberately not mentioned medication and education facilities bcauz they hardly get it. All this is true. Coming to the pt. there have been numerous films made on this topic by indian directors but the western world hardly looked at it. When a foriegner makes a film on same topic then it's being praised and nominated in oscar. Does this mean we don't know how poor we r ? Is it that we need foreigners to teach this? Is it we people living here don't know abt ourselves? A westerner can understand us better?
Sorry! i am not saying that it's a bad film.Neither closing my eyes on harsh reality but those people though living in slums r still humans not dogs. They too wish to live in flats/bunglows..etc. but if we can provide them with a small house like our living room, then also they 'll be happy. We got food/home/education from our parents and a better standard of living.Very few of us has earned it thru hardwork.
Well, ironically it's humiliating to say that we just earn money and fame by exploiting one's poverty.
They had not chosen but r made to live in slums!!! It's we along with the government need to lift them rather than shamefully enjoying a movie on them.
At the end of movie...Jamal and Salim sit together at the top of a building and Salim says that this is the place where out slum was located few year back...Now India is the epicenter of world and we are sitting at the center of center.....This one dialogue is enough to tell the what india was..what it is and what is will be...poverty is the reality and we have to belive that it will not be the reality for longer