What others say about Frieda Pinto: She is Good :(

Frieda Pinto takes front row seats at Channel?Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais with the likes of Kate Moss,?Claudia Schiffer etc. Luck is surely on her side.

I was completely flattered when I read some comments about Frieda on some of the websites. There is a completely opposite view of what I and some of my fellow readers would have. I have quoted some comments here which shows the support for Freida in the international community.

Amanda: She is beautiful. But she’s really starting to get on my nerves -through no fault of her own. I just hate how much of a big deal everyone is making of her given that her part in Slumdog was really quite tiny, and required no acting skills at all. I’d rather really talented newcomers with full acting CVs get all the press, rather than just the pretty one

Catherine: She looks pretty. And she’s having fun. And i am first

Some even went on to complement her as equal to Jessica Alba

Its all about US and Slumdog

I am sure you are reading this first and exclusively on Hemal Shah’s Indianomics Blog.

The News Channels were happy to report that people who are affected by the Recession, who lost jobs were forced to stay in open areas around California, the US.

It seems the west is learning a few chapters from the east. While it is not yet the Slum situation there, but it looks like one. These people started living in tents setup in open areas.

Now it is not surprising why Slumdog Millionaire is so very hit in United States…

PS: I am not trying to make a muck about it and its not a joke in a bad taste, please take it lightly. My hearts are with those people…

Why does one have all the luck? Frieda, we ask you!

Frieda Pinto, the Slum Dog Millionaire Star (or shall I say crew) is having the luck in her strides. After being on the red carpet at Oscars, chosen by legendary film maker Woody Allen’s yet untitled movie and now, touted as the latest fashion icon by mag Vogue, being the face of the cosmetic major Estee Lauder; she is certainly benefiting the most amongst all.

The News has it that She is being roped in as the face of Estee Lauder. What more one could ask for?

Cheap Politics

What has the Congress and Slumdog Millionaire in common?
Absolutely nothing. But that did not stop Congress from claiming their effort in Slumdog Millionaire. Why do you do cheap politics? Is Congress so weak that it can’t even claim its own doing rather than claiming in some one else’s achievement?

It is utter disappointment. Some little support I had for congress has vanished with this act.

Its History: Resul & Rahman (2) wins the First set of Oscars for India

The List of Awards for Slumdog Millionaire

Best Picture
Best Director – Danny Boyle
Best Music – Song – A. R. Rahman
Best Music – Score – A. R. Rahman
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Mixing – Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke
Best Cinematography
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Slumdog Millionaire does a clean sweep at the Academy Awards where it won in all the categories it was selected. 8 Awards out of 9 nomiations (2 nominations in Song category – for Jai Ho and O Saye).

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor in Leading Role: Sean Penn for Milk

Best Actress in Leading Role: Kate Winslet for The Reader

Best Director: Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire. He really deserves it. He is the Man of the Moment.

Best Foreign Language Film: Departures

The Award tally at the moment.

Slumdog Millionaire: 6
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 3
The Dark Knight: 2

Best Music (Song): Rahman Scores again for Jai Ho

Best Music (Score): A. R. Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire

A. R. Rahman at the Oscar
A. R. Rahman at the Oscar

Its so unfortunate to be living in this part of country. The Power is gone. I can’t see the Oscars. :(:(:(:(:(:(

Live Report: I am online watching for Slumdog’s achievement… 🙂

Best Video Editing: Slumdog Millionaire

History Made: First Indian, Resul Pookutty to win an Oscar.

Best Sound Mixing: Resul Pookutty, Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for Slumdog Millionaire

Resul Pookutty
Resul Pookutty

Resul after handed over the Oscar: “History has been handed over to me”

Best Sound Editing: The Dark Knight

Best Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Documentry Short Subject: Smile Pinki

Best Documentry: Man on Wire

Best Actor in Supporting Role: Heath Ledger for Batman: The Dark Knight

Best Short Film: Spielzeugland (Toyland)

Best Cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire

Best Make up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Costume Design: The Duchess

Best Art Direction: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Best Short Animated Movie: La Maison en Petitis Cubes

Best Animation Movie: Wall – E

Andrew Stanton takes the award for Wall.E
Andrew Stanton takes the award for Wall.E

Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy wins Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire.

Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy
Adapted Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy

Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black for Milk

Dustin Lance Black at Academy Awards
Dustin Lance Black at Academy Awards

Best Actress in supporting role: Penelope Cruz for Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Penelope Cruz at the Academy Awards
Penelope Cruz at the Academy Awards