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
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........