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AR’s Jai Ho touches hearts of Chinese

world Updated: Apr 05, 2009 13:00 IST
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The rags-to-riches tale of two Mumbai kids in ‘Slumdog Millionaire´ movie has become a rage in China with its Oscar winning track ‘Jai Ho´ reverberating across this Communist nation.

Music maestro A R Rehman’s anthem ‘Jai Ho´ has won the hearts of people here who are enjoying the rhythmic nuances of its tune even though the lyrics is beyond their comprehension.

“Frankly speaking I do not know the meaning of ‘Jai Ho´. But I like the song as it touches my heart,” said Dong Hui, a Beijing University student.

Creation of British director Danne Boyle, the movie which clinched eight Oscars, including Best Song for ‘Jai Ho´ this year, is running full house in theatres across China.

The movie which showcases lives of two kids who grow up in slums of Mumbai and one of them wins the Indian version of TV game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire´ has been dubbed in Chinese language for the locals.

“It is a proud moment for everyone of us as an Asian film got eight Oscars. Since the film tells about a rag to rich story, it struck the imagination of an average Chinese,” Documentary film maker Zhang Jie said outside Chang Hong Cinema in Beijing, one of the many theatres where currently the film is showing.