Dec 18, 2008

AR Rahman Wins Satellite Award For His Music In “Slumdog Millionaire”

Indian singer-music composer A R Rahman has bagged Satellite Award for Best Original Score for his music in British director Danny Boyle’s flick “Slumdog Millionaire”.

Besides this award, Rehman has pocketed two more satellite awards from International Press Academy for Picture-Drama and Best Director for Boyle.

According to sources, Slumdog Millionaire is a story of an 18-year-old orphan boy hailing from the slums of Mumbai who surprises everyone with his excellent knowledge and performance in the game show ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’

The flick has also won the Best Cinematography prize from The New York Film Critics’ Circle and garnered six Critics Choice Award nominations for Picture, Director (Boyle), Writer (Beaufoy), Young Actor (Dev Patel), Composer (Rahman), and Song (”Jai Ho”).

Associated Press movie writer David Germain has also named the flick as one of the top 10