The impact made on the international fraternity by Slumdog millionaire scoring Oscars has a direct impact .More and more film producers from abroad are eyeing India for film opportunities.
The film has evoked mixed reactions from the intelligentsia. It is quite true that it portrays an exaggerated version of slum life. Dharavi has for long been rated Asia’s biggest slum. Challenge and response, that is how we the humans have survived so long.And the film does put the message across loud and clear: that adversity is but opportunity in another guise.
ARRehman has had a brilliant run. He has lost none of the panache which won him admirers when he scored the music in an earlier film. The lyric centres around " chinna chinna asagal" ( petty desires). Like girdling the globe.
Rehman has come full circle.whether it would inspire other underprivileged children to achieve and contribute to society is a question best unanswered.By focusing on the theme of poverty in an innovative way the film’s producers and crew have struck a blow for sharing and caring that is service.The detractors may have a point to make but cinema is a medium which is a medium as well as a message. In slumdog millionaire they have merged into one.