Saturday, November 29, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire - Destiny's Child

George Herbert once said "Destiny is always Dark". Having watched this underdog rags-to-raja saga percolates in originality and blistering spirit.

The film has a flavor as distinctive as Cinnamon tea.

I see another City of Joy being framed ...........

Its a million rupee winter blockbuster !!
Make an effort to watch .

A sure Oscar contender ....... Even though I am not a big fan of Oscar's !!!

5 comments:

Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan said...

We need start DENOMINATION all Indian movies like

SLUMDOG Millionaire
SLUMDOG Billionaire
SLUMDOG Trillion ire.....

Money......everyone KNOWS!

hmm! Its not dream ...Its DESTINY!...

India , Land of Destiny.... not Land of Opportunity!

Rahul Viswanath said...

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - 4 Nominations - GOLDEN GLOBE !!!

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE (A. R. RAHMAN)

Pavan said...

Was about to comment on Golden Globe Nominations.. Golden Globe is revered more than Oscars. Oscars is more like filmfare...I guess it'll Yash Raj's filmfare soon.. BTW SdG won best movie and music at LA critics award.. Yay !! Hoping to watch this movie this weekend.

Rahul Viswanath said...

@Vijay - Well said !!!

@Pavan - True ..... I always did prefer BAFTA & Golden Globe .... Inspite of the fact I did mention about Oscars here ......... ;-)

Anonymous said...

Awards & nominations

2008 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Unforgettable Moment Award
• Won: Cultural Crossover Award
• Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
2008 Austin Film Festival
• Won: Audience Award – Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Award
• Won: Best Picture (shared with Wall-E)
• Won: Best Film Editing – Chris Dickens
2008 British Independent Film Awards
• Won: Best British Independent Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Most Promising Newcomer – Dev Patel
• Nominated: Best Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: Best Technical Achievement (cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle)
• Nominated: Most Promising Newcomer – Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association The Critics' Choice Award
• Nominated: Best Picture
• Nominated: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best Writer – Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: Best Young Actor/Actress (under 21) – Dev Patel
• Nominated: Best Song – "Jaiho" performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
• Nominated: Best Composer - A.R. Rahman
2008 Chicago Film Critics Association
• Won: Best Director - Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy
• Won: Most Promising Performer - Dev Patel
• Nominated: Best Picture
• Nominated: Best Cinematography - Anthony Dod Mantle
• Nominated: Best Original Score - A.R. Rahman
2008 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
2008 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 2008
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best New Comer – Dev Patel
2008 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2008
• Won: Best Picture
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
2008 Golden Globe Awards
• Nominated: Best Motion Picture - Drama
• Nominated: Best Director - Motion Picture - Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: Best Original Score - A. R. Rahman
2008 Houston Film Critics Society Awards
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Runner-up: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
• Runner-up: Best Original Score - A.R. Rahman
• Runner-up: Best Original Song - "Jaiho" performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
2008 London Film Critics' Circle
• Nominated: The Attenborough Award: British Film Of The Year
• Nominated: Best Director Of The Year – Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best British Director Of The Year – Danny Boyle
• Nominated: Best British Actor Of The Year - Dev Patel
• Nominated: Best Screenwriter Of The Year – Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: The NSPCC Award: Young British Performer Of The Year - Dev Patel
2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Music Score – A. R. Rahman
• Runner-up: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
2008 National Board of Review
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Breakthrough Performance, Male – Dev Patel
• Won: Best Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
2008 New York Film Critics Circle
• Won: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
2008 New York Film Critics Online
• Won: Best Picture
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
• Won: Best Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Won: Best Music Score – A. R. Rahman

2008 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
• Won: Best Picture
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Film Editing – Chris Dickens
• Won: Best Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Won: Best Music Score – A. R. Rahman
• Won: Break Out On Camera - Dev Patel
• Won: Best Performance By a Youth, Male - Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
2008 San Diego Film Critics Society Award
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Won: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
• Won: Best Film Editing – Chris Dickens
• Won: Best Music Score – A. R. Rahman
2008 Satellite Awards International Press Academy
• Won: Best Motion Picture - Drama
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Original Score - A.R. Rahman
• Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: Best Original Song - "Jaiho" performed by Sukhwinder Singh, written by A.R. Rahman and Gulzar
• Nominated: Best Film Editing - Chris Dickens
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards
• Nominated: Best Ensemble
• Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Dev Patel
2008 Southeastern Film Critics Association
• Won: Best Picture (#2)
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
2008 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards 2008
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Foreign Language Film
• Nominated: Best Picture
• Nominated: Most Original, Creative or Innovative Film
• Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
• Nominated: Best Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
2008 Toronto International Film Festival
• Won: People's Choice Award – Danny Boyle
2008 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
• Won: Best Film
• Won: Best Director – Danny Boyle
• Won: Best Breakthrough Performance – Dev Patel
• Won: Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy