Usually I get really bored by the 14 hours of musical montages and numbers durin an oscar telecast, but this year, I was actually pretty chuffed. Okay, the “Musicals are back!” number seemed gratuitous, but…the best song nominees? A.R. Rahman, Peter Gabriel and A.R.Rahman (again?). That was soooo coool.
I mean, yeah, they had John legend instead of Peter G, due to some silly protest over song length (seriously Pete?) but…damn. Taiko drummers! Dholis!
I never, ever expected to see dholis, or for that matter, A.R. Rahman, at the oscars.
Jai ho, indeed!