Saturday, January 31, 2009

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Watch YouTube Video | AirTel TV Commercial - Super Lifetime - Shopping Mall feat. Shahrukh Khan

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Last Updated : 31 January 2009 at 09:50 PM (India)

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Last Updated : 31 January 2009 at 08:35 PM (India)

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Watch YouTube Video | AirTel TV Commercial - Lifetime and Nokia feat. Abhay Deol,Raima Sen

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A Musical Journey From Rukmani to Jai ho

News and Articles | Biography

Last Updated : 31 January 2009 at 01:30 AM (India)

Courtesy : ScreenIndia

Allah Rakha Rahman's journey is no less incredible than that of the protagonist of Slumdog Millionaire. From a South Indian regional composer with a National award for his debut film 16 years back, Rahman has now won three nominations at the Oscars for his songs in a mainstream Hollywood film

Photobucket 1966: On January 6, A.S.Dileep Kumar is born to R.K.Shekhar, composer-arranger in Malayalam films. His father passes away when Dileep is just nine. The family subsists on hiring out musical equipment to leading composers.
Photobucket 1977: Rahman joins Ilayaraja as keyboardist after training with Master Dhanraj. He also plays for M. S. Viswanathan and Ramesh Naidu and with Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and L. Shankar on world tours and soon obtains a scholarship from the Trinity College of Music in London, where he graduates with a degree in Western Classical music.
Photobucket 1989: The family converts to Islam and the boy is renamed Allah Rakha Rahman. Rahman becomes a keyboard player and arranger in the band Roots with childhood friend A.Sivamani. He is the founder of the rock band Nemesis Avenue and also plays keyboard, piano, the synthesizer, harmonium and guitar.
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1991: Rahman starts a recording studio in his house and starts composing for jingles and television serials.
Photobucket 1992: Mani Ratnam, who has been watching Ilayaraja's assistant, gives him an independent break with Roja, the original Tamil film. A new style of music is introduced and in a first-time feat later equalled only by Ismail Darbar with the Hindi film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, bags the National Award for a debut score, the first of four.
Photobucket 1993: Roja is dubbed in Hindi and as it sweeps the charts, led by Dil hai chhota sa and the "item" song Rukmani Rukmani, Roja also brings into focus the hitherto-neglected talent of singer Hariharan, who is suddenly considered chart-friendly! With this score, Rahman forever changes the future of Hindi film music.

His Tamil chartbuster that year is Thiruda Thiruda.
Photobucket 1994-1995: Two films of Rahman are dubbed in Hindi - his hit Kaadhalan as Humse Hai Muqabala and Bombay. More importantly, several music directors officially (The Gentleman) and otherwise (Angrakshak, Sabse Bada Khiladi et al) pilfer his Tamil hits.

Duet, Indira and Muthu are his Tamil hits that year. And Rahman gets his first international honour - the Mauritius National award in 1995. In late 1995, Rahman writes history all over again with his debut original Hindi film, Rangeela. Asha Bhosle returns to high-tide with Yai re and Tanha tanha after a lull.
Photobucket 1996: More of Rahman's films are dubbed, with indifferent results except for Hindustani (Indian).

But the Tamil scenario is still upbeat with Love Birds and Kadhal Desam.

Rahman also scores the background music for his first crossover film Fire. And Minsaara Kanavu wins Rahman his second National award.
Photobucket 1997: Sapnay, the dubbed version of the 1996 hit marks the debut of singer KK with Strawberry aankhen, a top name today, and the breakthrough of Hema Sardesai with Awara bhanwre. It begins his long association with Javed Akhtar.

Sony Music (now Sony-BMG) signs Rahman as their first-ever South Asian artiste for the hit album Vande Mataram.

The Tamil hits include Iruvar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's debut.
Photobucket  1998: The composer storms the charts with Mani Ratnam's first original Hindi film, Dil Se..., ending the struggle of singer Sukhwinder Singh with Chal chhaiyya chhaiyya, and the singer's association with him will now peak with the Oscar nomination for Jai ho from Slumdog Millionaire. The same is true of his journey with Gulzar, whose best phase as a top lyricist begins. The film also features his first song with Lata Mangeshkar, Jiya jale. Also released this year is Jeans.
Photobucket 1999: Rahman finally makes a proper pan-Indian breakthrough with Subhash Ghai's Taal, a musical love story that wins him his first Screen award. In the same year, Deepa Mehta's Earth is released in Hindi as 1947 with a highly-appreciated, underrated but not-too-popular score. These two films cement his association with Ghai and Anand Bakshi (till his death in 2002), Javed Akhtar and Aamir Khan.

He also tours Germany with Michael Jackson in the Michael Jackson & Friends Concert.
Photobucket 2000: Rahman scores his first home production of a Mumbai hero - Anil Kapoor, in Pukar. This is also the first of his only two films with Phalke laureate lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The Tamil side is noted for Kandukondain Kandukondain and Thenali.
Photobucket 2001: Lagaan, Aamir Khan's first film, wins him the National Best Music award for the first time for a Hindi film. Careful observers term this his most accomplished score in Hindi till then.
Photobucket 2002: Saathiya makes the industry take note of Kunal Ganjawala with O humdum suniyo re. There is also an evocative score in The Legend Of Bhagat Singh.

Back home in the South, Rahman scores with Kannathil Mutthamittal and Baba.
Photobucket 2003-2004: The Rahman Hindi bandwagon hits a lull with dull scores like Tehzeeb, Meenakshi - A Tale Of Three Cities and Lakeer. But it ends on another high with Swades.

Rahman get the rare honour of scoring for the Chinese film Warriors Of Heaven And Earth and Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage presentation Bombay Dreams. He backs out of Indian commitments like Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa and Kisna after recording a few songs. He also notches the highest tally among National award-winning composers with Kannathil Muthamittal, his fourth trophy.

With Finnish folk music band Varttina, he scores music for The Lord Of The Rings, a theatre production, and also composes the piece Raga's Dance for Vanessa Mae's album Choreography.

The whizkid is also appointed Global Ambassador to the WHO initiative, Stop TB Partnership.
Photobucket 2005: Rahman fails to recreate the period magic of his two earlier films with Mangal Pandey - The Rising and Netaji - The Forgotten Hero. But his two songs in Kisna are noticed. And for every low the composer gets a compensatory high: He inaugurates his state-of-the-art AM Studios in Chennai and Time Magazine lists Roja among the Top 10 Movie soundtracks of all time.
Photobucket 2006: Rahman composes the heady Daler Mehndi - Chitra sarson-sambar title-track for Rang De Basanti. Here begins another fruitful association - with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and lyricist Prasoon Joshi.

Rahman also launches his own music label, KM Music, with his score for Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. He also gets an Honorary award from Stanford University for his contribution for global music.
Photobucket 2007: On his 42nd anniversary, he inaugurates the K.M.Music Conservatory. In a double whammy, Rahman grabs both Best Music and Best Background Score trophies for Guru from Nokia Star-Screen. He also scores the background music for Provoked and composes the third of Deepa Mehta's trilogies, Water. Rahman also co-composes Shekhar Kapoor's Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

The home front is represented by the all-time blockbuster Sivaji - The Boss.
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2008: Jodhaa Akbar (for which he clinches another Screen trophy for Background Score) and Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na (for which he gets Screen's Best Music Award) are highs enough, but that great times are coming is evident from his tail-end 2008 release Ghajini becoming India's all-time biggest grosser. Slumdog Millionaire, his mainstream Hollywood film has won him a Golden Globe Best Music nomination and hosannas galore abroad including 10 other nominations and awards from various organisations for Best Score and Best Song.

Photobucket 2009: The incredible happens - in his birthday month, A.R.Rahman wins the two Screen awards mentioned above, the Golden Globe for the score of Slumdog.. and Best Music and two Best Song nominations for Jai ho and also O saya, for which he also co-writes lyrics. He is the first Indian to win three Oscar nominations. The Oscar is now a possible - no, make that likely - dream.

And the journey continues..

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Doli Saja Ke Rakhna or Oonjal Downloads | BGM, Instrumentals, Tamil Songs


Doli Saja Ke Rakhna – Hindi – Downloads

MP3 > BGM >

http://www.mediafire.com/file/mvkd3onmjwm/BGM_DSKR.rar

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Ripped and Edited by : Vithur
Quality : Medium | 128kbps | DVD Rip | Voiceless : No

MP3 > Instrumentals >

http://www.4shared.com/audio/yLhrXrWz/Bol-Sajni-Mori-Sajni_instrumen.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/Cq5FF9tv/TaramPum.html


Originally done by AR Rahman
Quality : Good | 128kbps | CD Rip

MP3 > Songs >

CDs and Cassettes are available in Stores
Oonjaal – Tamil Dubbed – Downloads
MP3 > Songs >

Oonjal is a Tamil album which had songs from 1998 Hindi Movie 'Doli Saja Ke Rakhna'.AR Rahman first decided to launch this as album.Later he decided to use same tunes (With different Lyrics) for Tamil Movie 'Jodi' starring Prasanth and Simran.
It has 8 songs and 2 Instrumentals Tracks.Every song has some additional mixing than Hindi version
CDs and Cassettes are not available
http://www.4shared.com/audio/SkAG0aKk/Annaa_Un_Tholil.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/GnCp5W_l/En_Nenjukulle_1_.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/zW73w4jd/En_Nenjukulle_2_.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/8HqHtrus/Kangalpesum.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/67AOOdM3/Rojaa_Rojaapu_Ennidam_F_.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/dJmA1FY6/Rojaa_Rojaapu_Unnidum_M_.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/rT9S1l36/Sollu_Anbe.html
http://www.4shared.com/audio/z0OpnY_G/Thulli_Thulli.html


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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stand UP, Take ACTION Campaign feat AR Rahman

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last updated : 28 Januray ,2009 at 11:55 AM (India)

The UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC) joins hand with Bollywood celebrities and has recorded a 90 sec Public Service Announcement (PSA) to raise awareness on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and mobilize masses for the global advocacy campaign against poverty called "Stand Up and Take Action" planned for 17-19 October 2008.

Last year, on these dates, over 43.6 million people, in 110 countries raised their voices against poverty and set the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to stand up for a cause in 24 hours time. This year more than breaking our own record of largest global citizen collaboration, the attempt will be to break the record of broken promises.

Producer: Tandav Films (makers of "Khosla Ka Ghosla")
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Cast: Gulzar Saheb, A.R. Rahman, Ranbir Kapoor, Yuvraj Singh, Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Iman Ali, Jaideep Sahani
Music: Dhruv Dhalla
Script Writer: Jaideep Sahani

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

AR Rahman Connections Lyrics | Jiya Se Jiya,Kural,Man Chanda Re

Status : Released on 12th December Exclusively on Nokia at Delhi and will be available in Nokia Xpress Music series mobile Jan 2009 onwards.No info on CD Release

Tracklist | Listen | Video | Lyrics

last updated : 27 Januray ,2009 at 08:30 PM (India)

Courtesy : Passionforcinema.com

Jiya se Jiya - Karthik | Backing Vocal : Raqueeb aalam (Listen)

Udde re umang,
Binaa dor ke patang,
Ek doosre ke sang,
Judd gayaa,
Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

Koi gaaye dhun,
Koi naache chun chun,
Koi kahey sun sun,
Judd gayaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

Ambar se sur taal barse, Gul barse, Gulhaar barse. 2x
Judd gayaa re, Judd gayaa,
Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

O—
O—

Raat hai aaj gulaabi, Raat gulaabi,
Naach rahi murgabi, Haan murgabi,
Judd gayaa re, Judd, Judd gayaa re, Judd, Judd gayaa re, Judd gayaa,
Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

O—
O—

Udde re umang,
Binaa dor ke patang,
Ek doosre ke sang,
Judd gayaa,
Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

Koi gaaye dhun,
Koi naache chun chun,
Koi kahey sun sun,
Judd gayaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

Ambar se sur taal barse, Gul barse, Gulhaar barse. 2x
Judd gayaa re, judd gayaa,
Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa, Jiyaa se jiyaa.

Mann Chanda re - Sukhwinder Singh,Shraddha Pandit,Vijay Prakash (Listen)

Mann chandre nu raas naa aave,
Mann chandre nu raas naa aave,
Naa aave darwaas.
Jiggar daa saudaa kyon kar baithaa?
Mukdi jaandi aas.

Je lut jaandaa te lut jaandaa dil,
Hauke khaa ke chup jaandaa.
Je lut jaandaa te lut jaandaa dil,
Hauke khaa ke chup jaandaa.

Beparvaa daa ki kehna? Haaye!
Naa aave darwaas,
Jiggar daa saudaa kyon kar baithaa?
Mukdi jaandi aas!

Darad sautondaa, Bedardaan nu,
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?
Darad sataundaa, Bedardan nu,
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?
Bedardaa daa ki jaandaa?

Kural - UNKNOWN,Blaaze (Listen)

Fortune and fame,
Don’t really matter,
Win this game.
Respect, Respect.
If the honor of the self,
The self does stain.
Respect. Respect.
And to do no wrong,
And to do no bad.
With power and glory,
What do they have?
Honor. Respect.
And in happy times,
Bow down thy soul.
And when times are sad,
Lift your heart for sure.
Respect. Respect.
And when dignity comes dropping dead,
It’s like the hair fallin’ off the head.
Honor. Respect.

Though small, like a berry seed,
A deed, done so mean,
Diminishes respect,
And makes the mighty man so weak.
And the gates to the land of God,
Don’t open up, No, no.
So why follow men like those?
Follow them no more!
And with honor to die,
Is indeed a better price,
Than to follow them,
Ooh compromise.
Respect. Respect.
And without honor, Without dignity,
There is no use of life to cure the body.
Respect. Respect. Respect.

And like the tears that die, when they hear them fall,
When respect is gone, people’d rather die, y’all.

And those who refuse to live,
When dishonor prevails,
Are worshipped by all,
In times, endless trails,
Respect! Respect! Respect!

Monday, January 26, 2009

AR Rahman's 12 Favorite Songs @ iTunes

Thanks to RahmanFever for Finding this Cool Info
Here's the top 12 favorite list of AR Rahman from iTunes, along with his comments:

Track 01 : 'Cinema Paradiso Love Theme' - "The piano never fails to haunt me... makes me feel that Italy is the most romantic place in the World."

Track 02 : 'Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)' - "If I ever missed working with any singer from the past, it would be Karen Carpenter... what a voice!"

Track 03 : 'Frozen' - Became a fan of this song after I heard Craig Armstrong's serene and wonderful string arrangement."

Track 04 : 'Bombay Theme' - Originally one of my own compositions for my mentor Mani Ratnam's film Bombay... one of my favorites of my own work." 

Track 05 : Heart, My Life' -"His voice never ceases to amaze me... even after he is gone 

Track 06 : 'I Cried for You' - "One of my current favorites."

Track 07: 'Sandman' - "This is the first song I learned and it introduced me to the world of rock... I was pulled in by some of my seniors to accompany them on keyboard in the 9th grade. Hearing it brings in a nostalgic moment."  

Track 08 :'Ghoomparani' - "Though my own composition, it takes me into the world of the freedom fighter S.C.Bose." 

Track 09 : 'Pray for Me Brother' - "Intentionally simplictic version of this song, it is also my first English song! Compared to many of my other songs, it moves me because of the title when I perform this for my fans and audience 

Track 10 :'Letter from Home' - "If jazz had a heart it is Pat's guitar and his tone... very captivating." 

Track 11 : 'Send In the Clowns'(from "A Little Night Music") - "Ever green Barbara Streisand..."

Track 12: 'Don't Give Up' - "Great writing from Peter! No one expected him to write such a great song about a loser!"


Friday, January 23, 2009

International - Slumdog Millionaire - Lyrics | Hindi,English Translation and English







Slumdog Millionaire - Hollywood
last updated : 03-01-2010
Category : Lyrics > Hindi
Year : 2009

Why AR Rahman deserves it for Slumdog Millionaire?


Posted by Suresh Kumar

I am really surprised by level of ignorance about movie background score as most of the media reports mentioned that A.R.Rahman won the golden globe for ‘Jai Ho’ song. The irony is that it is exactly not for what Rahman got the golden globe; in fact the song wasn’t even nominated in the best original song category (ofcourse to compensate two songs have been nominated for Oscar).

On the other side, though unanimously everyone is happy about an Indian winning a golden globe and especially Rahman winning it, most weren’t sure about whether Rahman deserves it for Slumdog Millionaire score. And I am sure they will be unsure even if he wins the Oscar. And all those who claim so, either haven’t seen the movie or have seen it on pirated DVD or internet. If you aren’t someone who is interested in the finer aspects of background score, it is hard to get its real impact while watching on such illegal means where the experience isn’t a complete one. These finer aspects of a movie like the background score can be best experienced, understood and appreciated only while watching the movie, the way it is meant to be where all your attention is just on the movie, its characters and their emotions.

As I already have mentioned, there is no bigger sin than reviewing the music on an Original Soundtrack CD before even watching the movie. The purpose of the music in that CD is not to entertain while you shit at home with an iPod on your ears but to engage, involve and suck you into its narrative when you are watching a movie. In that process, if the music finds a life of its own, it is just a bonus. This is not to mean that the Slumdog Millionaire score doesn’t work without the visuals but I try to emphasize that its emotional impact is much higher with the visuals.

And everyone easily arrive at a conclusion that as it all sounded so fresh and unique for a western crowd, it appealed to them more compared to other clich├ęd (by their standards) orchestral scores and so it won. Of course there is some truth in it, but nobody realizes that how it all would have easily gone wrong. (Satyajit Ray’s golden words come to my mind at this moment– “An easy way to ruin a perfectly good film is to apply an unsuitable music to it”). A.R.Rahman and Danny Boyle are taking a big risk by using such a loud score in a movie which is primarily made for a western audience and both would be quite aware of the fact that western crowd don’t like such loud score. But they cleverly pulled it off by filling the soundtrack not with loud orchestral outbursts (and there are quite a lot of such moments in the movie which would easily tipoff any ordinary creator to go for such a score) but with loudness of Indian classical exotica and eclectic electronica. And their big risk has paid off and how.

After watching the movie, I realized that it couldn’t get any better than what Rahman did and no one could have done it in the way Rahman has done it. Even if it was done by someone else, it would have gone as a purely functional background score which doesn’t harm the movie and which doesn’t add anything special by itself to the movie. But Rahman’s score bombards the audience with its high energy, unique sound and its symphony with the visuals is just so perfect.

This is an attempt to make people understand that we all can be proud about A.R.Rahman’s victory not just because he is an Indian, but also because his work in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is truly worthy of it.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet - spoilers ahead.

Those who complain that ‘O Saya’ was too loud for a routine chase scene, have either seen just that one scene in the trailer of the movie on the net or completely missed the real essence of the scene. The complete chase sequence between the kids and the police is an excuse to showcase the colour, energy, the spirit and the vibrancy in those narrow by lanes of slums in Bombay. In true Indian film tradition, it is a hero introduction song of the movie, and the hero here being Bombay and the music more than serves its purpose with thumping train rhythms and rocking guitars.

The ‘Riots Theme’ which we hear in the soundtrack CD doesn’t have one main layer of a tension filled oscillating melody (played on harp, harpsichord, piano or plain keyboard, I can’t say) that is used in the movie. Rahman also hits some deep piano chords in between to heighten the tension further. For almost same kind of scene, 13 years back Rahman scored similar percussive score for riots scene in Maniratnam’s Bombay but this one is edgier and suits the pace of the sequence well. It is not that Rahman just composed some piece with layers of rhythms and e-sounds and just played it on the background in the scene, if you carefully listen, as the main rhythmic layer proceeds with Jamal and Salim running around the streets, Rahman introduces one more rhythm layer and makes it louder as people running behind almost catch Salim and Jamal and as Jamal shouts ‘Baagh’. And when the whole episode cuts to the present, showing Jamal answering the question about Rama, the rhythm just plays again in the background implying that the whole riots episode was playing out in his mind as he was taking his time to answer the question.

The starting guitar bit of ‘Mausam& Escape’ appears when Jamal meets Lathika for the first time after the riots and it is the same piece which appears again when Jamal finally finds Lathika arriving at VT station. There is a pleasant aura that this piece creates which perfectly suits their warm meeting on a rainy night in the earlier scene and a sweet surprise and a dream like brief meeting that happens in the later. And that’s the Mausam part of it.

And the Escape theme is used many times in the movie as there are lots of chases and escape scenes. It appears first when Jamal, Salim and Lathika escape from Maman’s camp and is also used later in the scene when Salim chases Lathika in VT station. The piece was put to great use in the former scene because as Salim, Jamal and Lathika escape from Maman’s camp and try to get into a running train, the sitar plucking and the beats get more and more energetic as the three approach the train, and finally when we expect Lathika to get into the train, all that energy in the music suddenly stops and deeply moving vocals of Suzanne takes over singing the Lathika’s theme. With the scene set in complete darkness, it is the sudden appearance of Lathika’s theme that tells us the amount of disappointment of Lathika and Jamal than anything else in the scene. Later when Maman finds Jamal and Salim in Pila Street, as they are now trying to get Lathika out of there, the escape theme again comes in handy to establish the connection between this scene and the first great escape scene. It is used so subtly along with a sustained bass loop to underline the tension in the moment. And finally it is again used when Jamal searches for Salim K.Malik’s phone number in the call center, and ofcourse by doing so he is virtually chasing Salim to find the real whereabouts of Lathika.

Lathika’s Theme is the main theme of the movie as Lathika is the pivot around which Jamal’s life swivels. This theme has the ability to express a wide variety of emotions in the pinch of sadness that it evokes. The Lathika theme appears first when Lathika gets separated from Jamal and then it is used in its entirety when Jamal comes back to Mumbai in search of Lathika. The whole montage of Jamal searching for Lathika in the streets of Mumbai is emotionally uplifted by the theme. A very slow and mellow version of the theme with just the vocals of Suzanne fills the atmosphere as Jamal gets to meet and hug Lathika finally in Javed’s house. The theme is at its haunting best in the climax when Jamal and Lathika meet in the VT station, and it plays out as a theme for Jamal’s entire life as the scene intercuts to shots from their troublesome past.

‘Ringa Ringa’ aptly fits in when Jamal walks into the Pila Street in search of Lathika. ‘Gangsta blues’ lasts just for a few seconds when Salim goes to meet Maman’s opponent Javed in their area. It is very difficult to understand the thought process behind the track ‘Liquid Dance’ which is used for the scene in which Jamal secretly follows Salim to find where Lathika is. But surprisingly, it doesn’t sound odd or out of place with the visuals. And the techno ‘Millionaire’ theme is used in the scene where the whole India is shown to be preparing to watch Jamal face his final 20 Million rupees question in the show.

When I saw ‘Jai Ho’ for the first time, I thought it was so badly choreographed, but later I came to know that the song was composed for already shot visuals and they had used a completely different song for shooting. Though it shows quite badly, nobody seems to be caring, the thumping rhythm and energy of the song just blows you off and especially as it comes after the triumphant climax.

Finally, it is so difficult to technically analyze and objectively comes to a conclusion about which is the best background score when you have five equally deserving works in the list of nominees. For that, one has to ask other four composers to score background music for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and see if they are able to outdo A.R.Rahman. What is important is the fact that Rahman’s score fits and it fits to an extent that people tend to believe and accept that it can’t get any better.

Here is wishing Rahman to bring 2 Oscars home.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Last Updated : 22 January 2009 at 11:30 PM (India)
Contents : 4 Videos | Tere Bina,Ek Lo,Barso Re and Mayya (YouTube and Downloadable Videos)

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