Mumble mumble.. bcz i am going to be mumbling about many things today ....not really.. i have just been watching Golden Globe Awards on TV.. so its got to be a post on Slumdog Millionaire.
You cannot, absolutely cannot feel anything but pride in A R Rahman winning an award.. and in a movie winning 4 awards despite there being all these big shot movies of Brad Pitt, Leonardo di Caprio.. get the picture???And it won the best score, sreenplay, director and movie awards.. with a clutch of actors .. the only known face being Anil Kapoor, if you ostensibly do wanna call him a known face!!! The underdog movie about underdogs stole the thunder (couldnt resist taking that cheap shot) :)
Apparently the Brit movie about India is about a poor kid making it big .. winning big money on KBC.. and some people were saying that as usual it highlights the same old stuff about India.. the poverty, the crowds etc etc.. cant comment too much about it without having seen it.
Many of course indulge in reverse snobbery (refer to one of my earlier posts.. hehehehe.. i am glad that i could actually use this self invented phrase.. so do i become the father, no the mother of this phrase..food for thought..).. why should you care if an Indian won an award at Golden Globe.. or rather you should care the same amount if he i.e. AR Rahman won an award for Jodha Akbar in Filmare!!!
But there is something about the world recognising talent.. and yes it is the world.. as they said, it was broadcasted in some 160 + countries (not too sure if i got that number right).. but nevertheless a big number!!! Our very own genius (read Rahman) winning an international award.. not some obscure award too.. an internationally well recognised (by all and sundry) award!!!!
And I am sure you know that SRK was invited to present the movie (Slumdog Millionaire) to the audience.. what???? You didnt know????? People at lunch didnt know too.... anyway he was invited.. and introduced as the "King of Bollywood" (roll eyes.. keep rolling them) and talked some stuff.. did an "Indian pelvic thrust" in his own words to celebrate the movie winning awards!!! Sighhhhhhh
But anyway, I am so waiting to watch Slumdog Millionaire.. Its releasing this Thursday or so i hear!! Need to toss a coin b/w Chandni Chowk to China and Slumdog Millionaire... hmmmm (thinking hard, finger on my chin).... maybe just maybe chance to watch back to back movies!!! On that good thought, i will retire :).. oh and Cheers to Slumdog Millionaire!!!