Monday, February 23, 2009

Slumdog has done it !!!

I was just going through the awards list and was expecting many awards for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and some awards for Slumdog Millionaire. When I opened the main page of IMDB, I was awestruck by seeing at the results. Slumdog has got 8 awards out of the 10 categories it was nominated for. Thats a splendid performance. There are some expected awards like Direction, Music and Cinematography. But others I seriously did not expect and best movie award is really a surprise.

Below are the awards:
Picture: Christian Colson
Director: Danny Boyle
Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy
Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle
Film Editing: Chris Dickens
Music Score: A.R. Rahman
Song: "Jai Ho" (A.R. Rahman/Gulzar)
Sound Mixing: Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

A R Rahman has done it! The music maestro has bagged two Oscars -- for Best Original Score as well as for Best Song (Jai Ho). A first for an Indian. Rahman, Such a down to earth humble man truly deserves this. His music truly deserves this appreciation from everyone in world. If Oscars would have considered Indian films then he would have won the award almost every year.

Finally I would like to say that it is a great movie to watch.