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Big B slams slumdog millionaire

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has criticised Slumdog Millionaire, the Golden-Globe winning movie which tells the rags-to-riches tale of an orphan from a Mumbai slum, for portraying India as a “Third World dirty underbelly developing nation”.”It’s just that the SM (Slumdog Millionaire) idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.
If the movie projects “India as a third world dirty underbelly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the mostdeveloped nations.”
“Conditions world over are so similar. Perceptions differ, but the reality of life and existence, unchanged. Comments for the film Slumdog Millionaire and the anger by some on its contents, prompt me to say the above,” Bachchan wrote.Bachchan recalled that the “commercial escapist world of Indian cinema” has vociferously battled for years, on the attention paid and adulation given to legendary Satyajit Ray at all prestigious film festivals of the West and not a word of appreciation for the entertaining mass-oriented box office blockbusters that were being churned out from Mumbai.
“The argument: Ray portrayed reality. The other escapism, fantasy and incredulous posturing. Unimpressive for Cannes, Berlin and Venice. But look at how rapidly all that is changing,” he said.Actor Irrfan Khan, who plays a police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire, has rejected criticism about the film and believes the reality of Indian poverty can’t be ignored.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | marketing | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slum Dog millionnare music by A.R.Rahmaan

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Maestro makes it to Hollywood again. This time Bollywood’s super singer Sukhwinder has recorded a song for Danny Boyle’s film Slum Dog Millionaire. Starring Irfan Khan and Anil Kapoor, its music is given by AR Rahman. “Lyrics of the song were amazing. It is written by Gulzaar saab and music is naturally peppy, the way all Rahman songs are.I loved singing ‘Jai Ho’ and I must have sung the song so many times that eventually Rahman got really perplexed. Now they are wondering who would edit all the versions and which version is the best,” laughs Sukhwinder.

Film is based on a true story, and it’s about a kid from the slums of Mumbai, who has nothing – he’s ill educated, he’s illiterate – and he goes on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and wins it. It has tongue-in-cheek humor. This film is written by Simon Beaufoy.

As for Sukhwinder Singh he is all set to ride the Hollywood wave after winning over Indian audience with his voice and melody. His other Hollywood venture as a music director and singer is Steven Spielberg’s next film.

For this film Sukhwinder is recording a ‘kutch’ song. “I chose folk because it will stand out in the crowd.

I refused to take any techno music because Hollywood is way ahead in it. We need to have our own flavor and make our mark with what is ours.”

January 7, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment