Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Golden Globe for Slumdog Millionaire




New York, Jan 13: Music maestro A R Rahman on Monday scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe award for best original music score for Mumbai-based saga 'Slumdog Millionaire,' with the film hitting the jackpot bagging honours in four categories.
A Mumbai underdog's rags-to-riches story directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle, the movie swept awards in all the four categories it was nominated for, brightening its chances at the Oscars next monthLiving up to its reputation of an underdog-winner tale, the 'Slumdog' has emerged a favourite in almost all the pre-Oscar award ceremonies. It has already won the the best film, best director for Danny Boyle, best writer for Simon Beaufoy, best young actor for Dev Patel and best composer award for A R Rahman at the 14th annual Critics Choice Awards by Broadcast Film Critics Association's of America last week.
Boyle's film depicts the heart-warming story of an orphan Jamaal, who goes on to win the Indian version of popular game show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? to get his love back. The film was adapted from Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel 'Q and A' .

Taken from http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=55657&n_tit=A+R+Rahman+Becomes+First+Indian+to+Win+

I have not seen this movie. You can watch it online.

6 Fertilize my soul:

Gail W. said...

Hello Amrita! This movie is playing here now; with all of the awards, I am guessing it will play for a while. I'm looking forward to seeing it sometime this week. I will be thinking about you the whole time!

Sita said...

This movie is making the news the news here too--and there is a large South Asian population in Toronto, so I expect it will run for some time.
Hope all is well with you. Are you back 'up to speed' yet? This weekend is a conference on child sex slavery, focusing on Cambodia, and sponsored by Ratanak Foundation and IJM. I know the issue affects India as well. Heartbreaking.
Also making the news here is an Indian woman killed by her FIL over a dowry issue. So sad, she was so young , with a young son, and she was horribly treated since she came to live with her new in-laws.
Thank you, Lord, for Jesus, and the Hope He brings to a dying world.
Blessings, Amrita
Love, Sita

Jan said...

I'm so glad u like mexicomusings! I'm having fun w/ videoing now. All encouraging words help! So, please advise us when u see Slumdog Millionaire. I'm hoping perhaps 2 see soon. (pardon, compu is missing some kes.)

Michelle said...

I simply LOVE movie trailers. I am the person who goes early to the theatre to make sure I can see them and don't talk during them or I will ask you to be quiet. This is how I decide if I will see a movie or not. Unfortunately I don't go to the movies in Ukraine so I rarely get to see trailers.....I love that I can watch them on the internet now! This movie looks awesome and I will definitely look for it even if it's on DVD!

Amrita said...

Hi Gail, see the movie andtell us what its like. its not released yet in Imdia.

Yeah Sita, everyday we read stories about crimes against women and children. Dowry killings are common here , although there are strict laws against them and people get punished too.

Hi Jan, the Mexico videos are very captivating. its like dropping by for a virtual visit.

Hi Michelle,
I too don 't go to movie theaters. Ususally watch movies on TV. I 'd like to watch Slumdog on DVD sometime if its available.The trailer is quite good.

Amrita said...

Oh yes Sita I am much better now. Up and about if you please.And praise God Aunt Viginia was discharged from hospital last night so that is an added boost.
My washing machine busted a few days ago and after a lot of trys a man came to look at it. Timer has to be replaced . i gave him the money to buy it, hopefully he will do the job today or tomorrow.