Masha Allah

AR Rahman and Pookutti are our boys. Though I have heard and enjoyed better music from Rahman, I am happy that our boy has won. Just as how I would condemn watching (and ofcourse playing) cricket in srilanka when thousands are being killed everyday, and yet not feel unhappy when India wins the match, I have mixed feelings.

The movie got undue accolades, and ofcourse undue criticism. The beauty of ugliness portrayed did irk spotlight mongers but my grouse was not about the shit of india shown on screen. The very fact that this movie moved the viewers so much that all the liquid that filled their eyes with pain or pride, sympathy or sarcasm made their vision narrow, makes me rub my own eyes in disbelief.

The film many say is about a poor man winning against all odds in life. The subtext is that he wins not through hard work but by fluke- the only way a ‘slumdog’ can! I was unable to see a poor man struggling and winning in life, I just saw a simple story which talked about a male and female childhood friendship developing into a crush and cinematically climaxing into a song and dance! The simple story did not even become a cinematic experience that simple stories are capable of creating. Changeling was more intense in portraying the spirit of one who fights against odds. Benjamin B was a more tricky story to script. But we have to sing ‘jaiho’ just because the movie was shot in India!

There is nothing Indian about the film. If this is the way an Indian can win his dream girl and his fantasy bungalow at the beach, the only ones who are going to win finally are the organizers and sponsors of TV shows. I always hope that India wins in every encounter. I even sometimes pray for such things. But this is not India. And, this film is not about hope. It is just another empty rhetoric that asks the youth to dream. Air-conditioned dreams without the sweat of toil are bubbles that burst when dawn breaks. Best-selling writers and highly-paid speakers are the only ones who win by peddling such parables. Do I resent the Oscars that came to India? No! I simply wish that there was a truer representation of this great country that won. The composer and the sound engineer were Indian brains- let us be proud of them, but the film and the hype,was about the brainlessness of India.

Rahman deserves honors for his musical mastery. It just happened that Allah smiled at this pious soul this day and in the blessings showered on Rahman the rest of the crew got sprinkled with prizes. To what else can I attribute the eight Oscars of SDM?

This is just another proof that God exists and blesses. Just as how some innocents get caught in God’s fury at the evil, so do some undeserving get wet with the blessings that he showers on his favorite.

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10 Comments on “Masha Allah”

  1. Anitha Says:

    A famous proveb says “Luck is hardwork.”

  2. kalagam Says:

    //This is just another proof that God exists and blesses. Just as how some innocents get caught in God’s fury at the evil, so do some undeserving get wet with the blessings that he showers on his favorite.//

    fantastic words

  3. அருமையான படைப்பு Says:

    டாக்டர் தங்களுடைய அருமையான படைப்புகள் தமிழில் வந்தால் நன்றாக இருக்கும்
    தனியாக தமிழில் ஒரு வலை பூ தொடங்கிட ஆவண செய்ய வேண்டுகிறேன்.

  4. aparna Says:

    My goodness! Sir, more than depicting that a person wins it by luck, they have emphasized that it is fate that he won, and even that point i believe wasnt depicted properly. am still wondering why jamal did not choose the answer fed by the host.(any underlying structure i’m missing)
    goodness, this is an ok film but defenitely didnt deserve all these awards, may be as you say Rahkman has pushed it to this level…
    Rahman’s score many say wasnt upto his mark but i felt his BGM was at its best, though his songs in the movie werent hummable as in his other movies

  5. bala Says:

    அன்புள்ள டாக்டர்.ருத்ரன்,

    நான் உங்கள் தொலைத்தொடரின் (ராஜ் டி.வி யில் வந்த உன்னை அறிந்தால்) ரசிகன். உங்களின் ஜென் – பத்து மாடுகள் புத்தகம் படித்துள்ளேன்.

    நீண்ட நாட்களுக்கு முன், உங்களை எப்படி சந்திப்பது என்று தெரியாமல், ஒரு councelling தேவை என்று உங்களைச் சந்தித்துள்ளேன். உங்கள் blog எனது உறவினர் மூலம் கிடைத்தது. ரொம்ப சந்தோஷம்.

    எழுதுங்கள் – படிக்க ஆவலாக உள்ளேன்.

    அன்புடன்

    பாலா

  6. BHUPATHI Says:

    IF YOU CAN TAKE PLEASURE IN DECLARING THAT GOD EXISTS JUST BECAUSE SLUMDOGS GOT AWARDS BY THE SAME TOKEN WE CAN SAY THERE IS NO GOD BECAUSE OF GUJARAT.
    WHAT A BRAIN?

  7. Velmurugan K Says:

    hi,

    im velmurugan…. its nice to read ur blog…. i wanna to know thing sir…. r u a rajneesh fan…

  8. sheik Says:

    Gog is good for good people


  9. Dear dr

    ==========
    This is just another proof that God exists and blesses. Just as how some innocents get caught in God’s fury at the evil, so do some undeserving get wet with the blessings that he showers on his favorite
    ==========
    the above lines from ur blog is really true.

  10. Hemavathi Says:

    Hello Doctor,

    I have just started reading all your posts. I am too young and immature to understand/comment/appreciate/enjoy all your posts.

    But i really liked this one. mainly because i have the very same feeling!.

    After reading this one was curious to know your view about the “phir mile sur” the so called remix of “mile sur mera tumhara” video created by Zoom. I have no words to discribe the utter stupidity of making the new version.
    Just wish you had pen down!😛


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