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Old 12th January 2009, 23:09   #1
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Default A R Rahman wins Golden Globe.

Just one word - congrats!!!!

I love your music.

Slumdog composer A.R. Rahman is a big deal - The Ampersand
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Old 12th January 2009, 23:28   #2
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Wow Thats a good news indeed

Kudos to the great composer
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First Indian to win a Golden Globe.
He dedicated his win to the billion people in India.
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Wow, the first Indian there!
the movie got 4 awards, cant wait till it gets here, gets released on the 23rd if i am not wrong.
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Heard the music, didnt find it that outstanding. Most of his mainstream work sounds better - perhaps he got the award because it wasnt a Bollywood movie.
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I second Steer, looks like ARR received for his dedication and outstanding efforts in general.
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Heard the music, didnt find it that outstanding. Most of his mainstream work sounds better - perhaps he got the award because it wasnt a Bollywood movie.
  1. It was not DIRECTED by someone from the Bombay film industry
  2. Shows the slums and the ghettos only too well
  3. Has the flick quotient of hollywood
I liked the first half an hour or so of the movie which deals brilliantly with the mumbai slums and ghettos. After that the plot seems to move too fast and a call centre tea attendant taking calls as a substitute of a regular employee and playing around fruitfully with the computer looks a little deviated from the plot. Overall, a very good movie indeed. However, IMHO:
  • There are much better movies that have been made by mumbai film industry in the last few years. Black, for instance, had the hallmark to make it to international awards.
  • A R Rahman has composed more outstanding music than this
  • Where Bombay Dreams stopped Slumdog Millionaire picked it up from there and pulled it to the pinnacle for Rahman

Nevertheless, we are all rejoicing and basking in glory cheers:

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A big pat on the back! I can't wait to see the movie, have heard only good things about it.
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A big pat on the back! I can't wait to see the movie, have heard only good things about it.
Some nice and not so nice reviews in our Movie thread.
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I can't understand why the western world is so obsessed with all the poverty, slums, rags of India.
There is nothing exceptional about the movie or the music. I watched the first half yesterday, and i will not watch it any further. Nothing so exceptional about the movie at all as the hype is suggesting.

I would say films like A-wednesday, Khosla ka ghosla, Fashion, Corporate were much much better.

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I can't understand why the western world is so obsessed with all the poverty, slums, rags of India.
well, i guess it's the stories that have to do with underdogs overcoming all odds that make for the most dramatic in Hollywood's eyes.

but back to Mr. AR Rahman - I know he is a great artist but didn't know this about him:

"In sum, his sales place him amongst the top 25 highest selling recording artists of all time, says Interscope Records. A list compiled by Wikipedia places him even higher amongst the top ten right up there with AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and higher than all-out legends like David Bowie or Frank Sinatra." (!!)

- From NationalPost.com
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Rehman, is one of the most talented music directors of all times and it is no surprise that his appreciation and audience is growing by leaps and bounds with each new score.

Congratulations.

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I can't understand why the western world is so obsessed with all the poverty, slums, rags of India...
I had similar opinion and waiting for someone from west to take the brighter side of India.

Not watched the movie, but read in review that it shows slums & poverty of Mumbai.
Anyway, we cant generalize it like that. There are movies like "Happiness" which portrays some west people living in poverty. Only thing would be that he wears their normal suits which may look like lux for us

For any movie to be interest, anyone who need to reach high up in the ladder should first be in worst poverty, right?
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I have always loved & enjoyed his music since the late eighties. Now it is time for global recognition. Way to go ARR. Just cant get that Vande Mataram song out of my mind.
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Congrats to AR!

Saw the show and he gave a very short speech! Guess he himself was thrilled at being the winner! Way to go!

But then, I still do not see why this movie made it? Niether for the movie nor the sound track.
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