The Curious Case Of SlumDog

For a movie, which recieved standing Ovation at BAFTA and Gloden globe , SDM(not my manager) is really on Medal bagging running spree ,enroute to Oscar.
Another movie which is in contention with our own SDM (its become ours since its made on India and has ARR) is " Curious case of Benjamin Button "
I did watch both movies, and both movies are poles apart, and I m not sure who said Universal themes gets nominated ..:(
The former is a normal rags to riches story, with someone from Slum goes on to win Huge money, in popularised tele Quiz Show hosted by Anilkapoor(?)
Danny Boyle (some of his earlier movies are even better) is too pragmatic a man to waste Vikasswarup's Q & A .He really saw Gold in it and presented to First and Second World , and then finally brought to Thirdworld .
Mumbai, even though has enough Chobadpatti's , is limned as desperate ugly city which has people who will dwell anything for money.
The Idea was clear for boyle, as he envisioned Westerners could connect to three things in film , apart from some good acting by Brit actors.
Callcentre Chaiwala's Love for latika, Millionare program (way It was connected to real time scenarios) & AR Rehman
ARR, in my opinion and n many Indians' eyes maynot have given his best music,in his standards, for this film, but it was used effectively by Boyle and culmination song JAIHO was Icing on Cake for the film.

The Later , Benjamin Button , is eccentric movie in its very thought.It encapsulates the life of a person from childhood to oldage ..
Seems normal..nahh... just think upside down ... A baby born old grows and dies young ....
A great thought spilled sporadically by some good scenes,and has Bradpitt giving stellar performance , is good enough to contend for Academy awards.
The Film is moving in slow pace...but individual life stories needs that at times ...
Even though Daisy was looking beautiful(Kid and Teen)in the film, the Aunt and Lightning man brought more cheers to the story

And the whole story , as in Titanic, is in a diary,being told in a Windy katrina twilight time by leading Lady to her daughter.
The Award goes to "The curious case of Slum Dog " - I guess Jury would prefer the latter for some obvious reasons known to them .

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