HOT NEWS: For his brilliant work in Slumdog Millionaire, musical maestro A.R. Rahman has been nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Now, that is some news! It is an honour for all Indians!
Golden Globe is one of the prestigious awards of Hollywood, the pioneers in movie industry, which carries a great value. In fact, it is considered as an indicator to the Oscar winners, as a Golden Award winner for a given year mostly ends up with the year’s Oscar too! It is heartening to see A.R. Rahman getting nominated for this prestigious award!
Slumdog Millionaire is a film based on the interesting novel “Q and A” by Vikas Swarup. Eminent British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the screenplay of The Full Monty and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, has adapted this beautiful novel into a film script. Produced by British film production companies and directed by Danny Boyle but shot in India with Indian actors, the film traces the life of an impoverished slum-dweller Jamal, who tries his luck at “Kaun Banega Crorepathi” and eventually wins it! But since he has lived in abject poverty all his life and has no formal education, many suspect that he has cheated. But when Jamal explains how he managed to deduce the answers through the experiences he had in his life, a gripping tale unfolds.
This is not the first international assignment for A.R. Rahman: he has already composed for Heaven and Earth, a Chinese film; Shekar Kapur’s Elizabeth; and musicals Bombay Dreams and The Lord of the Rings.