Uncork the Champagne, folks.
Right now. And that is an order.Â
Slumdog Millionaire beat out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader to win the great honor.
Slumdog Millionaire’s success at the Oscars is no secret to readers of the SearchIndia.com blog. As we wrote in December:
An Oscar-worthy gem and the finest movie made in India this century, Slumdog Millionaire (based on the novel Q and A by Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup) is coming to India in January.
Slumdog Millionaire Director Danny Boyle and the young kids deserve all the kudos for making this an extraordinary entertainer. It’s a mighty shame that the adults, whether Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel or Freida Pinto, did not put in the same passion into the movie.
As SearchIndia.com wrote in the review of this must-see movie two months ago:
Slumdog Millionaire is not merely a magnificent movie but itâ€™s also the most absorbing portrait of India weâ€™ve seen on the big screen.
And thatâ€™s what raises Slumdog Millionaire to the level of a classic – its amazing portrayal of the wonder and chaos and injustice thatâ€™s India.
The filthy slums, the abject poverty, the Hindu-Muslim violence, the Bollywood craze, cricket mania, Mumbai underworld, horrific exploitation of young children, the â€˜newâ€™ India rising over the demolished slums of Mumbai, police brutality, the call centers, inexplicable goodness in some souls, the packed commuter trains et al – nay, the very essence of India is distilled and captured with unusual verve and dexterity in the moving story of Slumdog Millionaire.
Hey, director Danny Boyle seizes on, and brings to life, even the Indian fascination with Amitabh Bachchan.
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