That is it and there they are- the two golden men in the hands of A R Rahman. Right from the day the Indian film industry has established its credibility, winning an Oscar has been a dream of everyone who is a part of the industry. Not that the awards in our own country are less reputed, perhaps winning an Oscar would give them an international fame. Every one had put an effort to win one. One movie, by far, has made its way into the nominations in international category and lost.
Rahman luckily landed into this project – Slumdog Millionaire which is supposed to be a Hollywood project based on the story of an Indian. As always, life is not a game of luck. It should be attributed with tremendous hard and smart work which has been exemplified by Rahman.
This hard work landed him into two different nominations and to no everybody’s surprise he managed to win both. Hurray!!! He carried himself in a very good way on an international dais and spoke with pride and thanked all.
Personally, I always thought that it’s only Rahman who could get an Oscar for sure if nominated and he did not prove me wrong. I love him.
I would also want to mention that there is another Indian who has won an Oscar the same night and he was Rasul Pookutty. He won the award in the category for Sound Mixing. I am proud of you too, Rasul.
Indian music has come of ages. Certainly we have landed in the international scene. Kudos to the music whizkids!
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