Oscar ze psího brlohu

NOVÉ DILLÍ – Při udílení Oscarů, této každoroční hollywoodské oslavě kinematografického úspěchu, nezřídka Indové neměli žádné želízko v ohni, jemuž by fandili. Za posledních 50 let byly v kategorii Nejlepší cizojazyčný film nominovány pouze dva indické filmy a ani jeden nezvítězil.

Indové se tedy zprostředkovaně radují z úspěchů filmových snímků hlavního proudu s indickou vazbou – kupříkladu ze sedmi Oscarů, které v roce 1983 získal Gándhí Richarda Attenborougha, anebo z úspěchu Šestého smyslu , jehož scénář napsal a režie se ujal Filadelfan indického původu Manoj Night Shyamalan.

Letos pozornost země poutá překvapivý hit sezony Milionář z chatrče ( Slumdog Millionaire ) nominovaný v deseti kategoriích, jejž charakterizuje indické prostředí, indické postavy, indičtí herci a indické motivy. Ostatně vůbec poprvé do boje o dvě zlaté sošky vstoupili indičtí občané – za nejlepší píseň a za filmovou hudbu A. R. Rahmana.

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