A R Rahman - the Mozart of Madras

127 Hours is a film based on a true - and rather gruesome - story produced, co-written and directed by Danny Boyle.

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

With one principal character in the film the music inevitably becomes vital to the story telling. It was composed by A R Rahman, who previously worked with Danny Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire.

Beyond the BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music, the film is in the running for six Oscars, and in fact A R Rahman will be performing a new work live at the Academy Awards.

A R Rahman studied western classical music at Trinity College of Music in London and has gone on to create hundreds of movie scores, gaining the title in some quarters as the Mozart of Madras.

He talks to Bob Jones about composing the soundtrack to 127 hours, working with Danny Boyle and the thrill of awards ceremonies.

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