Monday, February 23, 2009

Jai Ho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In an unprecedented show of any India-based film at Oscars in the recent times, 'Slumdog Millionaire' has swept eight Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards:

1)Best Adapted Screenplay
2) Cinematography,
3) Sound,
4) Film Editing,
5) Original Score,
6) Original Song,
7) Direction and
8) Motion Picture.

Musical genius (I refrain from putting in Indian now since he is now more than just an Indian music maestro, he has gone truly global in his art) A R Rahman won two awards with his Jai Ho... composition.

Ironically, it brought to fore an occasion to celebrate what India is (in)famous for but just to see the proverbial silver lining in the cloud, it also brings up hope out of despair, success out of failure and good out of bad.

That I guess, should be the mantra for life for all of us, hai na???

Jai Ho then........


Patty said...

Congratulations on the 8 Oscars.

yamini said...

thnx Patty,

But the congratulations is more due to you because it took place in the US.
Moreover, I feel that as global citizens, we can no longer be unaffected by what is taking place in the rest of the world.
The fact that the movie, based on one of the basic aspects of life in India, has been successfully received in the US and honoured as well, speaks for itself that the world is truly becoming a global village now.

shivastuti said...

the blog brought me closer to the homeland i have never been gave me a vivid glimpse of the places i have never seen and a feel of the experiences which,I,as a migrated hindu from the valley,have never experienced.its an awesome effort and i think you must pen down more often and in detail about the heaven on earth and our sentiments atatched to our homeland which,for many of us ,like me,would be enlightening and ofcourse bring to the fore the beauty of the valley rather than the grotesque face of humanity unveiled in the valley since excellent attempt.ENCORE

yamini said...

Dear Shiva, thanks for your encouraging remarks. Hope you enjoyed reading my blog.