Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oscar 2009- The Ultimate Achievement of Indian Cinema...


India, India and India ---- The word for the day at the Kodak Theatre and all over the globe was 'India', as it swept the Oscar stage in some form or the other.

Everyone was for sure blown over with the Oscar mania in this years 81stedition of the Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on 22ndFebruary. It was clear by the time the ceremony ended India was all excited in jubilation with the success of 'Slumdog Millionaire' (Film based in India) and the 8 Oscar Awards it won this year. Glorifying tributes were paid to Indian Cinema at an international stage in the form of individual achievements at the Academy Awards of some of its most artists like Gulzaar saab, A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty. There were huge expectations from A.R. Rahman on the Oscar eve and he surely did not disappoint his huge fan base back in India and won not one but two Oscars. He got the first one for Best Original Score and shared the second one with noted lyricist Gulzaar for Best Original Song (Jai Ho-Slumdog Millionaire).

Resul became the first Asian technician to win an Oscar for Best Sound Mixing. He summed up well when in his acceptance speech he said “Thank you Academy, this is not just a sound award, this is history being handed over to me.”

That is not where it ended for India. A 39 minute short documentary titled 'Smile Pinky', directed by an American Director Megan Mylan, based on a 6 yr old Indian girl and set in Dabai village, Uttar Pradesh won the Best Short Documentary Oscar award. And finally A.R Rahman’s spectacular stage performance, first in the history of India where the Oscar event has a Indian show on stage.

11 comments:

Raghav February 26, 2009 at 4:14 AM  

yes man we have oscar now..... i was watin for that moments from quite a time bt now we have not only one we have 8 oscars...

anamika February 26, 2009 at 4:21 AM  

Finally we have oscar awards....

Saraniya February 26, 2009 at 4:36 AM  

Finally the wait is over.........we have eight oscars........brilliant......

Pied February 26, 2009 at 5:13 AM  

Wow!! Finally read a good piece on India's Oscar glory. Way to go guys.. :-)

This was a very informative piece especially for an NRI like me. All I can say to that is : "Jai Ho"

I'll keep coming here for more.

Peace!

Neha March 1, 2009 at 7:54 PM  

Now we can call it a truly Global India!

Jai Ho...!!

Aarti March 1, 2009 at 7:56 PM  

Finally...we got oscar awards.....not one or two.....we have eight.....feeling gr8!!

BHAWNA March 1, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

finally after a long wait we hav oscar now....our bollywood film maker must try to bring some new and realistic concept far away from fantasy.

Sri March 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

what a great feeling...The good work from India is at last recognized at the global stage...Let this be a start to a great future for Indian cinemas.

And way to go Rahman...you've made us all Proud

Shubhajit March 5, 2009 at 1:37 AM  

@Sarainya - Who said we have 8 oscars?

If we talk about SDM..it is just a time pass movie..the sound editing of the film is excellent..and everything is just normal..nothing extraordinary about that..not even it is under any cult status..

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