Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Slice Of The Oscar Glory...

First and foremost, a hearty congratulations to Mr. Gulzar, Mr. Pookutty and Mr. Rahman. I would also like to congratulate the complete cast and crew of Slumdog Millionaire and all the rest of the Oscar winners.

The reason I waited so long to publish a post about this historic event is that I wanted to witness the reaction of the print media. And I must say I got what I wanted, all the front pages at the newsstand were flashing Rahman’s images. The insides of ‘The Times Of India’ were gushing with how-when-where-what of Rahman’s life and also loads of ‘Slumdog’ trivia.

Amidst the pride-oozing journalism, the fact that disappointed me the most was that all of it was mostly about ‘Slumdog’, it’s cast and Rahman. Save an article or two, there wasn’t much mention of the other two Oscar winners - Gulzar and Resul Pookutty. I was surprised to see a banner that congratulated Rahman and urged it’s readers to wish Rahman by smsing to so-and-so number (what about congratulating the rest of ‘em winners???)

But this one really took the cake - The UPA govt. claims that the Oscar wins were a result of their leadership!!! These people will do anything for grabbing attention.

All in all, it makes me feel proud to be an Indian, to see deserving fellow Indians achieve recognition for their talents. Jai Ho and Jai Hind.

5 comments:

Amitabh said...

Success has many mothers (and fathers and brothers and ...) In any case I consider this a piggy back Oscar. But then we are so starved of international success that any small success is celebrated in a big way. I have my own list of what should be our achievement. Check out (click on my name above) and let me know if you agree.

Surya said...

Helloz! I am a 10th class student and I just happened to be in your blog. I must say you have maintained a very good blog here.

~Appreciations

Surya

ARJuna said...

Thank you Surya,
It is the appreciation frm readers like you that keeps me going!!!
Keep visiting.

All Talk and No Action said...

Long after u wrote this one, UPA went into an overdrive and bought the rights to "Jai Ho".. :D

And yeah...very true about only Rahman walking away with accolades...
Infact, I feel Sukhwinder sang the song so damn well...though he din't win an Oscar, he should be congratulated on his wonderful rendition too...

Dragoon Galaxy Turbo said...

I firmly beleive that slumdog millionaire is not worth an Oscar.Moreover can anyone please tell me what is so special abt this film ? I think this article by Mr.Arindam Chaudhari from IIPM echoes my exact sentiments go check it out if you can.
http://www.thesundayindian.com/08022009/editorial.asp?pageno=1