Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jai Ho (You are my Destiny) to Slumdog Millionaire

I don’t actually care what the critics say about the movie whether they deserve the Oscars or not when they have portrayed the colourful and real depiction of life in the slums of India.

On 22 February 2009 Slumdog Millionaire won eight out of
ten Academy Awards.
Set and filmed in
India, Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a young man from the slums of Mumbai who appears on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and exceeds people's expectations, arousing the suspicions of the game show host and of law enforcement officials.

This is a beautiful story with a notorious scene in Mumbai;a universal themes of everlasting love, betrayal and redemption, compassion and justice, set in the chaotic yet picturesque landscape of the Indian slums.

Since the Oscars, India's media has been caught in a patriotic frenzy and politicians have jumped on the bandwagon to praise the Indians involved in the British film.

Some people may not agree with Slumdog’ Millionaire’s story but you cannot lie to others when a movie came out and brutally capturing the real life of certain countries’ people or dare to do a true story e.g on how certain countries developed through other countries’ pain?

For Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle portrayed that slums really exist in India. If not, I doubt that this movie will grab 8 Oscars. It is the reality that not many want to admit, do we ever dare to portray about brutality in our own country? These brutality truths that actually will make great movies! Then only audience would feel what real people thinking through their life, how they survive, how they move on..and what actually that keeps them going through this cruel life!

Wish that one day our own country will have a movie that portrays the real life on our hope and strength…that motivate us to live life to the fullest in pursuing our goals and dreams, that will give us positive approach to life , a movie that contributes to our community and not to forget a movie that will win an Oscar!
Jai Ho!

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