Monday, February 23, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire at the Oscars

The day after Slumdog Millionaire's eight wins at the Academy Awards is a great time to revisit Bollyviewer's hilarious imaginary dialogue between Danny Boyle and 1970s masala-master Manmohan Desai.

And am I correct in noticing that in his acceptance speech for Best Director, Danny Boyle did not thank his cast? And that in his acceptance speech for Best Picture, producer Christian Colson said "This was a film with no stars," while Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan were standing behind him onstage?

Still, it was great to see music director A. R. Rahman, sound mixer Resul Pookutty, and the enthusiastic cast enlivening the proceedings (image © Amy Sancetta/Associated Press).