Finally I saw Slumdog Millionaire last night….
Nope I ain’t writing a review on the movie… There is only one thing I want to ask all…
A ) What would you rather watch :
1. SlumDog or Rang De Basanti ?
2. SlumDog or Lage Raho Munnabhai ?
3. Slum Dog or Roja ?
4. Slum Dog or Bombay ?
5. Slum Dog or Anand ?
6. Slum Dog or Sholay ?
7. Slum Dog or Swadesh ?
8. Slum Dog or Lagaan ?
Please tell me where do you stand on those 8 questions ?? How many prefer Slum Dog to the 8 I have listed above…. (these movies are just random ones that sprang to mind and no research involved)
That done another 7 questions :
B ) Background score / Music of which Rehman film do you prefer …
1.) SlumDog or Bombay ?
2.) SlumDog or Roja ?
3.) SlumDog or Taal ?
4.) SlumDog or RangDeBasanti ?
5.) SlumDog or Saathiya ?
6.) SlumDog or Lagaan ?
7.) SlumDog or Swades ?
Please tell me where do you stand on those 7 questions ?? How many prefer Slum Dog to the 7 I have listed above…. (again no research involved)
I actually am no specialist on cinema or music I have no problems with how India is projected in SlumDog. Its a movie and not a certificate of India.
I actually am thankful to SlumDog that it has clearly implicated my stand in the family that Oscars don’t matter, simply because they don’t watch our movies or understand our language or understand our music….
I think India and our Hindi Film Industry has made many many many better movies than SlumDog and Rehman himself has given much better and more deserving music in films whether they went for the Oscars or not, whether they lost or won !!!
This Slum Dog might win Oscars tonight, it was a fine movie in my opinion, it was a fairytale with some really dark shades in it. Again I am no critic or specialist on cinema, but I have seen better movies and heard better hindi music than this movie !
In my humble opinion Oscar awards are by no means a certificate of the whole worlds movie’s nor a certificate of a good movie or not… they simply judge the movies that come to their platter…
******** End of Part 1 , Kindly do let me know your replies to the 15 questions above… I would really like to know ***********
Now I also managed to catch up Delhi-6, since RDB I had decided to never miss Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s movies. So first day last show me and missus with sonnie boy and popcorn, cola, coffee and samosa were set in the Big Cinema’s, a property now of our very own Anilbhai Dhirubhai Ambani group.
The movie is one of the most relevant movies I have seen, It hits you, It makes you uncomfortable at the same time unlike RDB it has a happy ending.
I don’t want to divulge the story or the plot, but in my humble opinion (non specialist one, I must mention) this is a most fantastic piece of cinema… I have been to Chandni Chowk a couple of times and the feel the movie generates of Chandni Chowk bylanes is fantastic… It is exactly like being in Chandni Chowk …. The movie has a strong message, is very relevant and I wish if things in real life could take a cue from this movie…
But alas…. reality and cinema are two worlds apart….
P.S. And yes I must mention it, Sonam Kapoor is ohhhh …. I cant describe her here… I almost have become possesive about her to discuss her here…. geee… ** BLUSHES **