24 February 2009

Cannot leave without commenting..

ON the third of December 2008, I received an email from a friend of mine. There was an attachment with the email. That email thread grew to have about 10-12 email conversations.

As there were other recipients and also because most of them were making enough mail-traffic with other attachments, I did not bother to respond for two weeks – and that response was just to express my disappointment about my lack of knowledge on contemporary things.

And then that email was forgotten….. until… this evening.

Today, half an hour back, I searched and found out the email. For the first time I opened the attachments – they were the songs from “Slumdog Millionaire”.

After the academy award happenings, it was imperative that I should have heard those songs (at least now). 

I am thoroughly disappointed. None of those songs/themes is good enough for such an award. (Lobbying?)

Even though I know quite a few songs which are a million times better than the millionaire, I am not listing them here. The very same music director himself has done much better songs in the past.

bgmThey could have even bent the rules a bit for giving the award for the very same person for some old songs. But this …. well, what to say!?

Perhaps 2008 was a bad year for music and perhaps these songs were the least bad of all the songs.

One thing for sure, these are not the kind of songs which would stay in your mind … for years.

They won’t come even once to my mind… let alone “Every night in my dreams”!

Signing off, Sands.

PS: A blog friend of mine says that there is no “too frequent” blogging. So, I am posting this right now – even though I had a cryptic post yesterday.


A Liberated Soul said...

You friend is right ;)

There is no 'too frequent'.

Sands | കരിങ്കല്ല് said...


Yeah, that friend is mostly right - always thinks a *bit* different.


Hiran said...


I liked the part of changing the rules only for giving award to the same person.

Frankly, I too agree that there have been better compilations by Allah Rakha Rahman, but unfortunately, the films for which he composed the music, never even got nominated for Oscar. So, I still acknowledge the fact that he has done a good job given the circumstances.

If you come first in all exams with different percentage of marks, you never say your marks, but certainly you would have said the first time you stood in the exam.