Academy Awards Juries & Voters of the 81st Academy Awards,
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen (if any),
I am an ordinary citizen of
Let me ask you the following questions your Excellencies;
1) How can a boy growing in a slum able to talk with a British Accent without any proper schooling or any training? Do you mean to say if you are born in a slum you will automatically get a hang of that language or accent?
2) What do you mean by the movie being realistic? You mean showing the Dhaaravi slum – please watch Naayagan, a Tamil movie for more realistic approach; You mean showing the child sexual labor- please watch Mahaanadhi, a Tamil movie for more realistic approach; You mean showing the child beggars- please watch Naan Kadavul, a Tamil movie for more realistic approach; You mean showing growth from rags to riches- watch Guru, a Hindi movie for more realistic approach.
3) What do you mean by feel good, sirs and madams? That a slumdog won the millionaire game show is it? We have so many movies where the hero wins no matter how many obstacles he faces, SRK movies and Vijay movies are classic examples. Whatever problem comes in his way he will definitely win. As SRK himself said in one film, “If there is a sad ending then it means the movie is not over yet”. This is the formula of all Indian films sir. If that is the case me nominate the movie Kuruvi acted by a famous Tamil Actor Vijay sirs and madams. That movie has a scene where he flies across a distance of about a kilometer and more without any equipment, may be you should give him the best actor award sirs and madams.
4) If you say the concept is very original then I am sorry to say sirs and madams, that there was a similar film in Tamil which ran successfully for two days (of which one day was the premier), the movie’s name is KALAKARA CHANDRU, where the hero Navarasanaayagan Karthik (not my blogger friend Kartik sirs and madams, because my friend can act better than the actual hero) had to get money for some girl’s father’s operation and also to save a small girl and so many problems in his way because of money and he participates in WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE- Tamil Version and he wins the show sirs and madams so the concept is pretty old for us- the normal slumdog Indians.
5) What’s with realistic approach sirs and madams? Where in the world do a guy and a girl dance in a railway station along with side dancers (except for Indian movies)? Many of my friends who are not Indians always ridiculed me for having songs in between the Indian films where hero and heroine dance around the tree? Do you mean to say that this movie is realistic because there is no tree?
6) Even though “Jai Ho” song is good to hear, it is in a completely wrong place, and back ground score sirs and madams, please watch ARR’s other movies where he has given a better background score than this, this year I really thought Dark Knight will crab the music category too apart from the brilliant performance by Late Accidental over dose Ledger. For better music listen to Illayaraja’s background score and music in Cheeni Kum sirs and madams.
7) Speaking again about realistic film making, you said Lagaan missed the point that hit wicket was not in cricket before the year 1900 (I am not sure about the exact date sirs and madams being from a slumdog country) and Lagaan missed out the Oscars, whereas this movie showed a host of a TV show who abuses the participant, let me put you to all the TV producers around the world sirs and madams, do you think will they allow any TV hosts (whoever they may be) to abuse their participants (apart from shows like WHO IS THE BEST BULLY) and still you considered this film to be a realistic one. Now I should write to Aamirji asking him to reshoot Lagaan to make sure that English masters win the match and Aamir’s team lose it so that he can resend it for Oscars, I am sure he will grab the Oscar if that was the ending, sirs and madams. But I am sure Aamirji being a true Indian like many of us will not prefer such an award.
8) I read somewhere sirs and madams if this movie was taken by an Indian director, it would not even be nominated for a film fare award in
9) Anyways congratulations for conducting the 81st award ceremony in a grandeur manner.
With best regards,
A Slumdog Indian.
P.S: Only good thing about the film is another girl to love, for my friend Kartik (only after Shreya and Genelia), Freida Pinto, so let me consider that you gave so many Oscars to the film just for her. Cheers.
Slum Dog Indians,
C/o Statistical and Demographic Department of India,
Dear fellow slumdogs,
Now wag your tails, oscar is here, but at the price of our pride. Yeah you can point that finger on me and question me, ridicule me, asking me, “Why can’t you face the fact. Why don’t you accept the truth?”. I know my dear fellow slumdogs, I know my country is not perfect, we have slum dwellers, we have rape, dacoity, child sexual labours, corruption and what not? But I love this country. My mom may not be as beautiful to others eyes as Frieda Pinto is but she is the beautiful woman to me and I will not tolerate anyone talking about her.
I don’t understand what’s there to cherish about the Oscars and about the movie, it seems half of us even prayed to God that
If they say we have caste riots they have race riots, if they say our crime rate is high check the statistics of crime in the so called developed nations
A fellow slumdog