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