A R Rahman’s Golden Globe win

January 12, 2009 by  
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A R Rahman created history by becoming the first Bollywood musician to win a Golden Globe award. He won the Golden Globe for best original score for Slumdog Millionaire. The “Mozart of Music” has proved himself once again and he has also proved that music transcends beyond boundaries. He remained simple as always and gave a small one minute speech where he thanked the billion Indian citizens. Slumdog Millionaire also won three other awards making it the movie with the highest awards this year at the Golden Globe. Great going Rahmanji and Slumdog Millionaire and hope it would sweep the Oscars too.

A R Rahmans Golden Globe win

Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Golden Globe with 4 awards

January 12, 2009 by  
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A R Rahman won the Best Original Score – Motion Picture, Slumdog Millionaire won the Best Motion Picture – Drama, Danny Boyle won Best Director – Motion Picture and Simon Beaufoy won Best Screenplay – Motion Picture as Slumdog Millionaire swept the Golden Globe awards with 4 awards. It was the highest number of awards won by any movie at the Golden Globe this year. It was incredible that it won all four awards for which it was nominated. It was great to see how the whole of Hollywood fraternity stood up in respect when Danny Boyle, A R Rahman or anybody of the Slumdog Millionaire crew went to accept the awards. The whole of Hollywood showed how much they respect this great movie.

For Indians who are not much aware, I would like to inform that Golden Globe awards is the next big awards to Oscars and regarded by many as a preview of the Oscars. The best picture winners of the Golden Globe has almost always managed to grab similar recognition at the Oscars too. So, this year Slumdog Millionaire might sweep the Oscars too. I sincerely believe that Slumdog Millionaire deserves every award that it has got and I wish that it would conquer new heights in Hollywood and world cinema. I have watch Slumdog Millionaire just yesterday and I will post the review very soon if possible today itself. I have cherished every minute of the movie and I am sure you will also cherish the great movie when it releases in India on Jaunary 23.

Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was also invited on the occasion where he thanked Hollywood and praised Slumdog Millionaire. Bollywood and Hollywood has become closer day by day and it is great to see the largest film industries in the world coming so close to each other. Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and the whole crew of Slumdog was present as the best motion picture drama award was given.

I would also like to mention that the director of the movie Danny Boyle thanked India, Mumbai, the Indian masses and all the whole Indian crew including Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other great actors. A R Rehman also said that his award for the best Best Original Score – Motion Picture was the win of a billion Indian people. I was really enriched by his as well as Danny Boyle’s humility. Great going Danny Boyle, A R Rehman and the whole crew of Slumdog Millionaire and hope that you rock the Oscars too.

Slumdog Millionaire sweeps Golden Globe with 4 awards

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards

January 7, 2009 by  
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Golden Globe awards is known as the biggest movie awards next to Oscars. It is regarded by most people as a preview of the Oscars too as Golden Globe awards winners also make it very well in the Oscars. This year when the awards would be presented at Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on January 11, there would a big Bollywood presence to grace the occasion. It would be very special because Bollywood’s most respected and probably best music director would be contending for the Best Original Score for the Danny Boyle film, SlumDog Millionaire (the film has already won 55 awards within two months of its release in the USA and stars Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and other Bollywood actors in its cast). A R Rehman said

he Golden Globe nomination for my music and all the various awards I have received for SlumDog Millionaire surprised me. I want to win this award for India. For a Hindi film I usually work with 193 cues. In the case of Slumdog, I have worked with only 17 cues. So I’m all the more overwhelmed with the response to the music. I’m also happy that while making this film Danny kept the Indian sentiment at heart. And his respect for India as a country and her people bowled me over. The score of SlumDog is special because I had to move away from my usual genre of sugary sentimental genre but wanted something with an absolute cutting edge

It would also be special as Shahrukh Khan, Bollywood’s own King Khan would become the first Indian to present an award at the Golden Globes. Karan Johar is also invited in the award ceremony.

Hope A R Rehman wins the award and gets his worthy due at the Golden Globe and then the Oscars.

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards

Significant Bollywood presence at Golden Globe awards