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A Video Response

March 21, 2009 Leave a comment

The video below is a response to Mere Sajan Hain Us Paar by Confused.

Watch it here, if embedding doesn’t work for you.

Do you know any other songs on the issue of a Sajan being “us paar”? Drop me a comment, or post a video response on your blog and link to Confused and me.

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My Oscar Scorecard

February 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Looks like I got most of the predictions right. The only major award I was wrong about was Best Actor, which went to Sean Penn rather than Mickey Rourke. Well, I should have guessed that the Academy is going to make a political statement with that one.

I’m very happy for A.R. Rahman, who snagged 2 Oscars. Slumdog Millionaire itself bagged 8, which is very good. If it gets some of the Indians associated with the film (looking at you, A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty) good Hollywood work, that would be a huge positive for the Indian film industry as a whole.

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The Oscar Predictions

February 22, 2009 1 comment

Here are mine:

  1. Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire
  2. Best Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
  3. Best Actor: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
  4. Best Actress: Kate Winslet (The Reader)
  5. Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
  6. Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz (Vicky Christina Barcelona)
  7. Best Animated Feature Film: Wall-E
  8. Best Documentary: Man on Wire
  9. Best Animated Short: La Maison en Petits Cubes
  10. Best Documentary Short: The Witness
  11. Best Live Action Short: Spielzeugland (Toyland)
  12. Best Original Screenplay: Milk
  13. Best Adapted Screenplay: Slumdog Millionaire
  14. Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Banjamin Button
  15. Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire
  16. Best Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire
  17. Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir
  18. Best Costume Design: The Curious Case of Banjamin Button
  19. Best Sound Mixing: The Dark Knight
  20. Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight
  21. Best Original Score: Slumdog Millionaire
  22. Best Original Song: Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
  23. Best Makeup: The Dark Knight
  24. Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Banjamin Button
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