A R Rahman 1st Indian to win Golden Globe for Slumdog Millionaire
Indian music maestro A R Rahman has created history by becoming the first Indian to bag the prestigious Golden Globe Awards in the best Original Score category for his music in Slumdog Millionaire.
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A R Rahman just turned 43 on Tuesday, 6th January 2009 and started his music career in early 1990's. On his 43rd birthday Alla Rakha Rahman could not have asked for a better gift!!
Rahman's song Jai Ho has been shot in Mumbai and is written by Indian lyricist Gulzar. The Indian film industry is jubiliant and rightly so.
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Though the voting for Oscars is already done, these awards do predict the trends for Academy Awards OSCARS and hence generate a lot of interest.
Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan was one of the presenters this year in the awards ceremony.
Golden Globe award in the Best Original Score category for his music in British director Danny Boyle's uplifting underdog tale 'Slumdog Millionaire'. 'Slumdog Millionaire' has lived up to its underdog theme at the Golden Globes, sweeping all four of its categories, including best drama and director for Danny Boyle. 'Slumdog Millionaire' also won best screenplay and musical score, firming up its prospects for the Academy Awards. Featuring a generally unknown cast in a story set on the streets of Mumbai, 'Slumdog Millionaire' knocked off four other nominated films featuring such stars as Brad Pitt, Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film tells the heart warming story of an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai who goes on to win a staggering Rs.20 million ($420,000) on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" game show.
In total Slumdog Millionaire won four awards viz. Best Film, Best DIrector, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
India-based story of an underdog, the Danny Boyle-directed Slumdog Millionaire in on a winning spree, first bagging the award for the Best Film, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Screenplay category (Simon Beaufoy), and the Best Original Score (A R Rahman). It has also won the Globe for the Best Motion Picture.