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Why Bhanu Athaiya wants to return her Oscar

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sujith kumar
give it to me...
by sujith kumar on Feb 27, 2012 12:49 PM

i will put it along with my bharat ratna n other oscars in my shelf...

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Gandhi - My all time favourite film
by Ravi on Feb 25, 2012 03:25 AM

Its true that great films are made once in a lifetime. The quality of 17 years of research shows up clearly in the masterpiece movie. Its part of my all time collections. I watch this movie at least once every two years to understand the importance of freedom and admire the great sacrifice of our forefathers.

Its really sad that a film on Gandhiji is made by a foreign director. But full credit to the director. Its a benchmark periodic film, very very very difficult to parallel with.

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Avinash Patalay
by Avinash Patalay on Feb 24, 2012 07:34 PM


she has done a great job in gandhi and as an fetched an award as an indian. she is more than welcome to return the trophy as its her prerogative. but the whole talk seems to be skirting around "ME MYSELF & OSCAR". to quote kapil dev "our world cup win was far superior than dhoni" leaves the same taste when she talks about the newcomers. its calling changing times.


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Inferiority complex
by Vish on Feb 24, 2012 06:26 PM  | Hide replies

Indians have an inferiority complex. So they hanker after foreign awards & recognition more then awards & recognition of their own country.

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Lord Prosperity
Re: Inferiority complex
by Lord Prosperity on Feb 24, 2012 08:05 PM
True to some extent. But in India the awards are given only for mass movies and rarely for actual talent. So they are not much worth. It is always blockbusters, did you ever see small-time movies getting awards in India like Oscars? Piano, The Reader, gay movie Philadelphia, mentally handicapped Forrest Gump etc. These are classic movies and some of these are rarely blockbusters. But talent is awarded. In India filmfare is all about lobbying or mass appeal. National awards are given only for favorable political affiliations. The OScars may also have some limitations but not to the extent as the Indian ones.

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Re: Inferiority complex
by piri on Feb 24, 2012 09:35 PM
And whether they hanker after foreign awards or not, westerners in general never come to know about it at all !!

And whether Indians die from their exertions at trying to ape the westerners down to the last little detail or not, westerners in general never come to know about it (and neither would they ever care or notice) !!

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Re: Inferiority complex
by Ravi on Feb 27, 2012 09:51 AM
Quiet please. Thank you.

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by mangoe on Feb 24, 2012 05:51 PM

Great heading...:P

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vinod pandey
right decision
by vinod pandey on Feb 24, 2012 04:48 PM

she understand what happens in india after a person is no more....
there are many examples people bounded to sell the award due to poverty/or due to any reson....she want to keep the reputation of award....

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sky eyes
by sky eyes on Feb 24, 2012 04:27 PM

is this a news?

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Better to leave it in the custody of Academy.
by Kiran on Feb 24, 2012 04:26 PM

Tagore Nobel prize was stolen in this land of thugs.

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