A.R. Rahman revealed that he composed Slumdog Millionaire’s music in just three weeks, which is one-fifth of the usual time he takes to compose music for any film. He was also magnanimous enough to accept that Danny Boyle extracted the best out of him.
According to him, the director, who is known to use very little music in his films but in an effective manner, was very clear about what he wanted.
Rahman humbly attributed much of the international recognition he has been getting for Slumdog Millionaire to Danny Boyle. He commented that working with Boyle was just like working with Mani Rathnam. “Boyle is extremely friendly,” said the maestro. He adds “He loves Indian culture and is quite excited about anything Indian.”
Slumdog Millionaire, a poignant tale about a street urchin’s victory at a game show (Kaun Banega Crorepathi) based on his real-life experiences, has been getting rave reviews from all film critics. The film has won several laurels worldwide, won several nominations at the Golden Globe including Best Musical Score (A.R. Rahman), and is on its way to the Oscars. It will not be a surprise to A.R. Rahman, because the LA Film Critics’ Association has already honoured him with the “Best Score of the Year” award. And a victory at Golden Globe only portends an award at the Oscars.