Tuesday, February 24, 2009

India in Oscars !!!!!!!!!!!!

Jai Ho has won the Oscar for Best Song! Two Oscars for India's finest modern musician! What a night to remember. India at the Oscars will never be looked at the same. And a classy, gracious acceptance speech from Mr. Rahman. Well deserved, sir. Well deserved. You've made all of India proud!

And an incredible treat, the Chennai boy AR Rahman is performing live at the Oscars. Wah! Wah! Triple Wah! O Saya is by Rahman himself, and accompanied by a platoon of dancers and drummers. It segues to a Western song and soon comes back to Rahman. This time, it's the song that made the film famous: Jai Ho! And now it's a collaborative effort. East meets West. And it sounds great! The crowd is on its collective feet, applauding.

Best Score category :

And the winner is AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire! He's looking dapper in a black sherwani. Like a good Indian boy, he mentioned his mother and said a few words in his native tongue. India has arrived, ladies and gents. There's no point denying it now!

Hindi and Tamil in Oscars :

I’m elated. There’s a dialogue in Hindi movie, “Meri Paas Ma Hai” which means My Mom is with me. I would like to say few words in Tamil which I used to tell after getting every award, “Yella Pugazhum Iraivanukkae” !

A lovely piece of orchestral music leads us into the award for best Original Score. AR Rahman, India's son, is up for the award...

Best Sound Mixing :

It is Resul Pookutty for Slumdog Millionaire!!!! What a night for India! This is really a defining moment for Indian Cinema and Indian artists.

The 81st Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire:


v Best Original Song: Jai Ho (Music: A R Rahman, Lyrics: Gulzar for Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best Original Score: A R Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best Sound Mixing: Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke and Resul Pookutty (Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best adapted screenplay: Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire)

v Best film editing: Chris Dickens (Slumdog Millionaire)

Oscar Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject:

The made in India documentary Smile Pinki also won an Oscar in the Best Short Documentary category at the 81st Academy Awards declared in Los Angeles on February 22.

Smile Pinki is the story of a child with a lip deformity. The film had been nominated along with four other documentaries at the famed Academy Awards

Courtesy : Rediff.com

Thanks to Chandan [My colleague] who spent time to organize this.

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