Because “the heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of!” 😀
Slumdog Millionaire deserved a few Oscars only, in my humble opinion. But what the heck, I am delighted! 8 Oscars boy! Bhagwan jab deta hai chhapar phaad ke deta hai!
The power of human emotions can really overwhelm. It is a telltale sign that the ‘heart’ still calls the shots in a troubled and deteriorating world.
I bet the Government of India is thinking about India’s highest civilian award now- Bhart Ratna! It will soon rain official accolades on those who have made us proud (by shouldering the “burden of representation” among other things).
“There is enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love!” I hope Rahman, Resul and Gulzar saab’s Oscar(s) will do the needful here and send a message to religious zealots.
BTW, it is about time we Indians recognized foreign films. I hope hereafter we will not carp about our Bollywood and masala moives not being recognized by the West. We need to ask ourserlves, when did we award a Western film?!
Edited to add: I erred in writing a particular line here. Please see Ashish’s comment (#20) and my replies to it.
Also read New Indian Rope Trick by Heartcrossings.