February 22, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire" takes Best Picture

Per the Chicago Tribune, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire runs away with eight awards including Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday. The film grossed over 160 million dollars prior to the awards ceremony.

Some twitterers from India expressed pride, mainly for A.R. Rahman, a prominent Indian musician who won 'Best Song' and 'Best Score' for the film.

@vimoh (New Delhi, India): India erupts with joy, says bravo Rahman!

@vijayendra_d (Pune, India): The good ol' allies --India and Britain get together to stomp its presence at the Oscars.

vivekanandan (Chennai, India): Proud of ARRehman & R Pookutty, laid road for indian talents, hope to see more oscar bringing talents from India

The win has sparked debate on whether or not this is an Indian film or a film about India.

@rajbir: RT @sreeyesh OK, to all the Indians thumping their chests like gorillas, for the nth time, Slumdog is *not* an Indian film. #oscars

@priyankarocks (Mumbai, India): @prakashd I am not pessimist. I am happy for slumdog but sad that it still takes a danny boyle to show us to the red carpet

@telljeeves (Bangalore, India): slumdog proves Indian movies hollywood style editing are best antidotes to recession. we have over 50 years worth movies still left for them

@jaggy (Chennai, India): Ok, apart from a Indian and Hollywood Movie, Slumdog Millionaire is also a British Movie (Director is British). Check: http://is.gd/kv1y

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