Jai Ho! India Celebrates Slumdog's Sweep! (8 Pics)

Neighbors of "Slumdog Millionaire" child actor Mohammed Azharuddin cheering as they watch the Oscars in Mumbai.

After weeks of controversy, India basked in the glory of Slumdog's eight Oscars, the most of any movie this year, including the top prize of best motion picture. As one news anchor said, "What a day it has been for India!" The feel good movie touched our hearts and we couldn't be more happier for the cast, the crew, and for all those in India who are still celebrating this wonderful news.

Neighbors of "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Rubina Ali react to "Slumdog Millionaire" winning an Oscar as they from their home, in a slum in Bandra, suburban Mumbai, India.

Neighbors of "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Rubina Ali dance as the award winning original song "Jai Ho" is played during the telecast.

Sayali Khedekar, mother of "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Ayush Khedekar (youngest Jamal), is congratulated by a relative as the film wins an Academy Award, at her home in Mumbai, India.

Sister Zeenat, with hands raised, relatives and neighbors of Resul Pookutty (sound mixer) react as they watch the telecast of Oscars at Vilakkupara, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) south of Cochin, India.

Children of the slum where "Slumdog Millionaire" actor Rubina Ali (youngest Latika) lives sing the Oscar winning song "Jai Ho" from the film in Mumbai, India.

Indian film composer A.R. Rahman's sister Fatima Talat, second left, and family members react after Rahman won two Oscars for best original sound track and best original song.

Teachers of PSBB school, where A.R.R Rahmen studied till 9th standard cheer his win.

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Comment by PANDA JU on February 24, 2009 at 12:05am
I'm waiting for news stories about how the studios are devoting a small fraction of the revenue to bettering the city / helping the children ...
Comment by Annie on February 23, 2009 at 10:07pm
awww (tear) I'm so glad they won....
Comment by Eugene on February 23, 2009 at 3:22pm
good for them.. it was a great movie!
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