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Slumdog Millionaire sweeps BAFTA Awards

Slumdog Millionaire swept the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2009 winning seven awards from the 11 categories it was nominated in.

Slumdog Millionaire won awards in the following categories: Best Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Music (AR Rahman), Best Editing (Chris Dickens), Best Sound and Best Cinematography (Anthony Dod Mantle)

The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony on Sunday night at The Royal Opera House in London, England.

Apart from Rahman, Resul Pookutty was the other Indian to win a BAFTA Award for Best Sound editing for Slumdog Millionaire.

complete article @ IBNLive

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  1. km
    February 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    The movie is creating quite an interest in India, primarily due to number of awards it has bagged in the last few months.
    The Oscars telecast is going to be a much awaited event and if it does get an award or two, the interest would be doubled.
    Hopefully it does.

    And yes, I do agree, Rahman has been at his best in this movie. One of the most loved musician/music directors in India.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on the post. Hope to see a entry from you soon πŸ˜‰

  2. kennymann
    February 17, 2009 at 4:41 am

    I loved the movie, especially the riveting music and was fascinated to hear that the composer, who most of us have probably never heard of, much to our shame, is such an enormous blockbusting success in India yet also understands the synthesis between Indian and western music enough to create exactly the right score for Slumdog. I don’t think that Slumdog deserves the hysteria that is now surrounding the film – it’s a good film, an uplifting film, definitely worth watching, but there are other greats around that are equally if not more deserving, such as Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino – such a fantastic story and so beautifully done!

    I traveled through southern India alone a few years ago and loved every minute of it. I had wonderful adventures in Mumbai, much to my surprise, because I thought I would really hate the city and had planned to get out of it as fast as possible. But I wandered around, went to the incredible cloth market, stayed in an old and lovely guest house down in Colaba, on Mumbai’s southernmost tip and yes – i was shocked and angered at the incredible poverty, the beggars selling their children (yes!), the filth, the pollution, the unbelievable numbers of people – just as you see in Slumdog. But I loved the energy, the kindness of people, the colors, the street food and the general mayhem. in fact, I loved India altogether and can’t wait to go back and visit the northern provinces. To learn more about India and maybe follow my route, watch the trailer to my film INDIA – AND OTHER THOUGHTS – at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_d?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=india+-+and+other+thoughts&x=0&y=0 You can purchase the DVD or an instant download on this site.

  3. February 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

    No surprise…the movie was great!

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