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Slumdog Millionaire: The winner takes it all

By: By: Raymond Ronamai
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The final verdict is out. The critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire has walked away with the maximum Oscars at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, becoming the fourth film to get the highest number of Oscar awards.

Slumdog Millionaire bagged eight Oscars out of the 10 nominations. It walked away with the Best Film award, Best Director award for Danny Boyle, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing.

This year's Oscars is special for India, as Slumdog Millionaire is more of an Indian film though it is made by foreigners. The cast of the film Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Mohammed Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali are all Indians. Moreover, the film deals with the story of an Indian boy from Mumbai slums, who turns a millionaire overnight after winning a game show.

Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman created history by winning two Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Jai Ho). Another Indian who shone at the Oscars was Resul Pookutty, who shared the Best Sound Mixing award with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke.

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