Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Slumdog Millionaire - which song will win?

OK, so I'm going to go public now with my complete and hopeless addiction with Slumdog Millionaire. I have seen the movie twice in the theaters, and have listened to the soundtrack probably in excess of 100 times all the way from beginning to end.

I think obsession might be a better word for it.

Obviously, I think the soundtrack is amazing. And apparently the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences agrees with me, as 2 of the 3 nominees for best song are songs A.R. Rahman created for Slumdog Millionaire.

I'm curious - which one do you think will win? (I'm totally not giving the Wall-E song a chance here.) My prediction is behind the cut after the poll.

Poll #1337905 And the Oscar goes to...

Which song will take the Oscar home?

Jai Ho (this song was used for the Bollywood-esque dance number before the credits rolled)
O Saya (the song behind the chase scene at the very beginning of the movie, with vocals by M.I.A.)

I think O Saya is the better song, with different song styles mixing together. So, I want that one to win. But Jai Ho is the more memorable song because of the dance number. No plot to pay attention too, just happy looking people getting down. It's Jai Ho that gets the nod.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 26th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
( psst: spelling: A.R. Rahman )

Jai Ho is too stereotypically Bollywood, and therefore speaks to the lowbrow that might not get the proper "nods"... kind of like the movie would have failed in the west if there were more dance numbers.

Such a good soundtrack. Such a good movie.
Jan. 26th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
You don't think they'll celebrate the Bollywood-esqueness of it?
Jan. 26th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Dilchesp! (interesting!)
I think of Bollywood style is awesome, don't get me wrong, but I think the MIA addition really stepped up "O Saya" in a way that "Jai Ho" didn't quite make it. Also, translate the lyrics and you will likely end up with some pretty tacky stuff... The lack of understanding means that we can increase our thoughts that they are saying something deep and meaningful... when they are singing just another love /dance song.

Also, "Jai Ho" sometimes reminds me too much of some of A.R. Rahman's much earlier work... and it doesn't have the deep political message to back it up.

Also I will have MIA's babies. So I might be biased.
Jan. 26th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
I hear O Saya is better background music for sex.

Jan. 26th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
I personally like Jai Ho better but I think O Saya will win
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I like the echo-y bits in Jai Ho.

And I want to go see the movie again. Maybe this weekend :)
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )