I woke up this morning to the news that Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscar awards and I could not stop myself from writing this about my experience of watching the movie.
The reason I am putting my thoughts on this movie are because I feel that this movie is one of the worst movies I had seen in recent times .. and I wouldn’t change my mind on that, despite that movie earning Oscars !
I do not know why western countries really like to portray and celebrate showing India as a poor and a country of slums. Its just ridiculous movie of utterly fake scenes drawn together with no sense of logic at all ! India is obviously a progressive country and a proud Indian should have protested about the way the slum kids are portrayed in this movie.
Only thing that makes me feel good about that movie is the worldwide recognition received by Indian musician maestro AR Rehman. Although he himself would confess that the music given to this movie was much poorer compared to his tunes in movies such as Lagaan, Taal, Roja, Zubeida, Swades, Rang de basanti & more recently of Ghajini & Delhi-6. The soundtracks in these movies are much much better compared to poor Slumdog Millionaire and the award given to SM just makes me bemused myself about the western music taste ! Or rather raises concerns on my own taste of movies 🙂
Anyways, I can rant all day long about this movie, but no use honestly !