‘Slumdog’ Named Best Picture at UK Film Awards

Rags-to-riches story “Slumdog Millionaire” continued its fairy-tale journey Sunday, winning seven prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards and sealing its place as favorite for the Oscars later this month. Kate Winslet and Mickey Rourke also gained Oscar momentum with acting wins — Winslet for her role … Read more

Stiff competition for Rahman at the Oscars

This year’s race for the Oscars for best original song and best original score is getting way more attention than usual. In part for who’s in it and also for those who’ve been left out. Bruce Springsteen’s intense song that plays over the closing credits of Darren Oronofsy’s The Wrestler … Read more

“Slumdog” child dreams of becoming a Bollywood star

MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) – Rubina Ali is already a Hollywood star, and now the 9-year-old “Slumdog Millionaire” actress, who lives in a one-room shack with her family in a Mumbai slum, has her eyes firmly set on Bollywood. Her dream has been whetted by the clamorous media attention and glitzy … Read more

‘Smear campaign hits Oscar-favourite Slumdog Millionaire’

London (IANS): Oscar-frontrunner “Slumdog Millionaire” is probably being targeted by an organised tinsel-town smear campaign with an eye on gate receipts, British and US newspapers say. “Could an organised smear campaign be about to derail the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’?” The Independent said on Saturday after the film’s … Read more

Review: Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

Slumdog Millionaire: Simply Brilliant Rating: 4 out of 5 Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan Director: Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire opens with 18-year-old slum kid Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) being arrested on suspicion of cheating after being one question away from winning Rs. 20 million on … Read more

Slumdog… enjoys success at British box office

London: Slumdog Millionaire’s golden run continues. The film is all set for the Oscars next month with 10 nominations to its credit, three of which belong to A R Rahman. The film has already bagged four Golden Globes and 11 Bafta nominations. Commercially too, it has already grossed over $40 … Read more