I'm so stoked about Slumdog Millionaire's win at the Oscars, you'd think I made the movie.
I saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire about two weeks ago. It blew me away. Everything about it slayed me, the little boys playing the brothers, the older actors playing the brothers, Latika's character, the story--the writing--the villains and heroes, its visual appeal, and oh yeah, the music.
As much as I wanted to throw all kudos to the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was made down here in New Orleans, the primary setting, I couldn't do it. Had to give it up to Slumdog, and I knew if that movie didn't take a way a lot of Oscars, then something was surely wrong.
Slumdog won for best picture, best adapted script, best director, best song, best score, and some other stuff I'm forgetting as I write, 8 Oscars total. The evening was Hollywood embraces Bollywood. And I don't know why, but each time Slumdog won and someone from the movie went on stage to accept an Oscar, I smiled from ear to ear.
"Jai Ho" won for best song, and video of the Bollywood dance number that was featured at the end of the movie is later in this post. Yeah, most Bollywood movies ... Continue reading post at this link