A.R. Rahman: Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto and Saurabh Shukla
The Film: Slumdog Millionaire is the story how Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan who grew up in the Mumbai slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' Jamal is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
The Score: A. R. Rahman is known for redefining contemporary Indian music. Rahman's interests in music began at a very young age and after assisting leading musicians in India he went on to compose jingles and scores for popular Indian television features. He also obtained a degree in western classical music from the Trinity College of Music London. In 2008, Rahman's score for 'Slumdog Millionaire' was extremely successful, the film won 8 Academy Awards including two for Rahman, for Best Score and Best Song. Rahman won over 15 awards for his score including two Grammys, the Golden Globe and a BAFTA.