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return_to_hades IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 13 January 2009 at 6:01pm | IP Logged
What Gauri said - British film based in India.

If Slumdog Millionaire is to Indian film, as Kal Ho Na Ho is a New York film.

ok that is a bad analogy since KHNH did not star any real New Yorkers.

If Slumdog Millionaire is to Indian film, as Letters to Iwo Jima is a Japanese film. Kind of like computers, make is foreign, heart is all Asian.

Edited by return_to_hades - 13 January 2009 at 6:07pm

kal-el IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 13 January 2009 at 6:55pm | IP Logged
for me it is, it has asian actors, its set in india, its got bollywood actors i would say it is,
chal_phek_mat Senior Member

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Posted: 13 January 2009 at 9:17pm | IP Logged
it is as much as a Indian film as is Gandhi(oh wait there the Gandhism was actually Indian)
It is as much Indian as Indra Nooyi(ooops she was actually born in India) how about Kalpana Chawla(sorry ditto)
Anything mildly succesful in the West, we gatecrash and try to claim ownership, but if it is born/bought up in India but not as successful, we readily disown it
perhaps the lack of succes stories makes us cling onto something/anything positive that resembles Indianness
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-Believe- IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 13 January 2009 at 10:37pm | IP Logged
I think A film makings is team work...but Director n Script writers have gr8 role in it.......I dont think we can say its an Indian or british film...its an Entertainment product for audience...Smile
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Posted: 14 January 2009 at 5:09am | IP Logged
The producer and director are British, so I would call it a British movie set in India. IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 14 January 2009 at 9:53am | IP Logged
this is how the Western media is referring to Rahman

Slumdog composer A.R. Rahman is a big deal
Posted: January 12, 2009, 10:56 AM by Jon Sufrin

Slumdog Millionaire is sucking back the awards like nobody's business.

So too is its soundtrack. The film's score snagged Critic's Choice Awards last week and a Golden Globe on Sunday, making it a clear frontrunner for an Oscar.

But have you heard of this A.R. Rahman guy, who composed the widely lauded score?

Me neither. And we're not the only ones. As of Monday, the HMV Superstore in Toronto had just 1 (one) copy of an A.R. Rahman album in stock ' Beyond Heaven and Earth (2004), one of Rahman's orchestral works. 

Maybe it's because most of his best-known work lies in the realm of Bollywood. He is, after all, the first Indian composer to have won a Golden Globe, as Reuters reports

His name may be unfamiliar to many of us, but Rahman is no composing newcomer.  His discography is fairly lengthy, with 19 releases since 1995, most of them Bollywood soundtracks, according

In terms of sales, however, Rahman is not only giant. He is a titanic juggernaut. His music has sold over 200 million cassettes, which is more than Madonna and Brittney Spears combined, according to

In sum, his sales place him amongst the top 25 highest selling recording artists of all time, says Interscope Records. A list compiled by Wikipedia places him even higher ' amongst the top ten ' right up there with AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and higher than all-out legends like David Bowie or Frank Sinatra.

So the Canadian Press may have been premature in calling Slumdog Millionaire an underdog. After all, we all know Danny Boyle from his work on Trainspotting. And now we all know A.R. Rahman ' but we probably should have a long time ago.  

[A.R. Rahman at the 2009 Critic's Choice Awards. REUTERS/Hector Mata]

lol they can't even get their information right, "His discography is fairly lengthy, with 19 releases since 1995" i think he has way more than that!

Hopefully they will have more respect for Indian Actors, Actresses, Musicians now.

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