Friday, January 23, 2009

Who Wants To Listen To A Slumdog Millionaire?

Slumdog Millionaire may have scored four for four (Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture and Best Original Score - Motion Picture.) at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards, but it isn’t stopping there.

Oscars, here comes “the little-movie-that-could”, as deemed by The New York Times.

In the just-announced nominations for the 81st Academy Awards, the Danny Boyle-directed movie garnered a whopping 10 nominations, including a Best Original Score nod for A.R. Rahman and two Best Original Song nods for the tunes “Jai Ho” and “O… Saya”, both included on the film’s soundtrack, composed by Rahman and M.I.A.’s first N.E.E.T./Interscope Records release.

The album also became top dog on iTunes, moving to the #1 position ahead of Taylor Swift and Kanye West. Rahman’s propulsive score is central to the modern grit and uplifting humanity that pervades Danny Boyle’s intoxicating film.

Says Rahman, “We wanted it edgy, upfront. Danny wanted it loud.”

What is in store for us? We’ll tell you when we review the soundtrack album soon, so watch out for it!

The soundtrack album is available at all good record stores.
Slumdog Millionaire opens 12 February.

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