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Slumdog success: Your reviews

There was Oscar joy for the British film Slumdog Millionaire, which scooped eight Academy Awards including best picture and best director for Danny Boyle.

BBC News website readers have been sharing their views, via video and email, on Slumdog Millionaire's success.

You can also send us your comment by video - by emailing it to If you have a large file you can upload here

Or join the conversation on Seesmic. Your video could be used on television.

Sabyasachi Takur says everyone is excited by the film's success

Sabyasachi Takur lives and works in Mumbai.

His office is very near to the location used for filming Slumdog Millionaire.

Despite the controversy surrounding the film, he says it highlights the reality of poverty.

"I've seen the film and I liked the music. We are all very proud."

Andy Orin welcomes Slumdog Millionaire's Oscar success

Andy Orin from San Francisco has sent us his thoughts via the video conversation site Seesmic.

He says he wasn't surprised by Slumdog's success which he feels was well-deserved.

Otherwise, the Awards was essentially a Hollywood affair.

I feel happy for the film and the whole crew and Rahman, who made such a magnificent movie with so much effort and emotion, that everyone can relate and feel, I want to congratulate to everyone who worked in the movie, Danny Boyle you are simply a great person. Such story of courage and triumph can be found in every city and village of India but it take courage of a person of the west to realize that story, then I cannot feel proud, and till movie making in India stays a industry who only like to earn and coward to attempt to try any new such movie as slumdog , I don't think we will ever reach an Oscar without any western help.
Sandeep K, Mumbai

Congratulations to all Oscar winners. Resul Pookutty and A R Rahman have made India proud. This is a day which India will remember always.
Giri, Belgaum

Slumdog Millionaire is great example what Britain and India can accomplish together. The synergy which has been long established through history repeats itself here. Here is to English, I am off to make myself an Earl Grey!
K G Shriram, Nashik

I just can't express my feeling that Slumdog wins so much Oscars. It really feels Great. I have not watched this movie yet but I am curious so much. All the best of all the crew of Slumdog and also thanks to all of them to make India proud.
Jai Rai, Faridabad

Watching the academy awards from a remote corner of earth especially for music. AR Rahman and music shall always be above the divisions caused by self styled gurus. Music knows no boundaries of any type. Rahman composed a great music in Slumdog and we all will be happy if he wins.
Amit Dhingra, Gurgaon

I am over joyous to see that Indian Cinema bags six Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire and one for short documentary for Smile Pinky.
Rajendra Gondane, New Delhi

We, as Indians, are pleased that India is on the world map of Oscar awards, though Slumdog was a British entry, Rahman has made us proud.

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