Today AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty have done India real proud by winning 3 Oscars combined for their musical and sound mixing contribution for the Oscar winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" but I cant help but wonder what if this movie was made by an Indian movie director would it get even nominated for the Oscars?? leave that alone I think this movie would not even be sent to the Oscar jury as the official entry for India!! When a movie like "Taare Zammen Par" cant get a Oscar nomination which I personally think has a far better story to tell than Slumdog Millionaire and is truly a triumph of human spirit.
Lets not go that far remember when Lagaan was nominated in the best foreign picture category and it did not win which I thought was kind of weird because it was a very well made movie with all due respect to all the other nominees in that category and honestly Rahman's musical score was much better in Lagaan than in Slumdog which brings me to the same point that Slumdog has won so many awards and has gotten global recognition just because its made by a foreign director and produced by a international production house!!
I agree that Slumdog Millionaire winning so many awards has put India in the spotlight when it comes to our actors and musicians which can be seen because there are a number of Hollywood actors playing various cameos in our Indian movies which are coming up so I know that SM has done a lot of good for us but then again we don't an Oscar jury to tell us that Rahman is a genius!!