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    !!!!--Three Rahman Songs in the hunt for an Oscar--!!!

    That the Academy Awards are a pretigous event for artists all around the world is a known fact. It's also known that one of India's greatest artists, A.R. Rahman has recently been making international waves with his penchant for composing masterful music. Finally these two facts culminate into one great event. Recently, the Academy released a list of fifty-six songs that will be competing in the 79th Annual Academy Awards under the 'Best Original Song' category. And impressively, three of Rahman's tracks are featured on the list, including "Chan Chan" (Water), "Khalbali" (Rang De Basanti), and "Lukka Chuppi" (Rang De Basanti).

    Let's hope Rahman's dedication pays off with an Oscar!


    source: planetbollywood.com

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    Khalbali, Lukka Chuppi from Rang De Basanti and Chan Chan from Water have made it to the Oscar longlist. With these, A R Rahman is up against the likes of Sheryl Crow who sang Real Gone for the animation film Cars and Audioslave lead singer Chris Cornell who rendered the growling title track You Know My Name for the latest Bond flick Casino Royale. Currently, 56 songs are being considered in the category.
    "They've chosen the best songs from my film," says Rang De Basanti director Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra in a telephonic interview from Malaysia. Mehra has just returned from Los Angeles after a round of campaigning for the film. He reveals that the first screening enjoyed an impressive 80-member turnout in Los Angeles with three more lined up there and one in New York. "They don't know names of movies but they are talking about the India film at BAFTA (LA)," says Mehra. And Mehra's only too pleased to discuss his two longlist entries for the Best Original Score. "The lyrics are the voice of the film. When someone leaves the theatre they have 'thodi si dhool,' 'lukka chuppi' and 'khalbali' on their lips. I am fortunate to have worked with Prasoon and Rahman for the music," he says.
    McCann Erickson's South East Asia head and lyricist Prasoon Joshi recalls the fervour of Khalbali. "I wanted one word to sum up the song and was struggling a lot before I came upon Khalbali. It's a pure Hindi word – no Urdu or Arabic references here and we were very happy." He mentions how the word 'Ziddi' in the same song was used to describe the situation in the film where the freedom fighters refuse to drink even a drop of water in jail as well as Rahman's stubbornness sometimes.
    Both Joshi and Rahman admit locking horns over lyrics. "That's why it's great working with Prasoon," mentioned Rahman in an earlier interview, "Creativity is about give and take."
    Interestingly RDB is the quickest score that Rahman composed – in just over a month. "Initial tracks which included six to seven songs took two weeks. Khalbali was first recorded fully in Arabic in London, and I sent it to the team over the internet. Rakeysh said that we should do it in Hindi so that it grows on people and it was his idea that I sing," he said.
    Lukka Chuppi took a week. "Lataji is more than just a voice. The whole awe of motherhood is summed up in that song because she brings a range of emotions to it. She's still the same extraordinary singer," said Rahman of the track picturised on Waheeda Rahman, "I thought I would sing along with her like a son's reply to a mother's voice." Joshi says he received several SMSes from homesick NRIs who were moved by Lukka Chuppi. "They told me how they visited their mother back home after they heard it. The song's filled with irony because it speaks of a son playing a hide and seek game and can never be found by his mother," says Joshi.
    It's been a great year for singer-composer Sukhwinder Singh who also co-wrote the lyrics for Water. "The song is based on Krishna raas leela. The energy is such that it doesn't require a rhythm," he says.
    Final nominations will be announced on January 23 next year and the awards ceremony will be held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 25, 2007.


    Source: Mid-Day.

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    Thats a great news. But oscarwatch.com has not listed any of these 3 songs in the probables list

    Out of the three luka chuppi has a good chance.

    Also water is almost certain as being nominated as the best foreign film

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    Yes, all three are listed.

    Check it out:
    http://www.oscarwatch.com/2006/12/56...rom_dream.html

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    Rahman's music is the ringtone on God's mobile phone

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    Nominations for the 64th Golden Globe Awards will be announced today.
    Time :- 5 AM PST, Thursday (Around 7:30PM IST, Thursday)

    RDB and Water are in contention for the noms.
    Lets hope for some good news.
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    He is the "luckiest" ever awesome composer we have had.

    The unlucky geniuses we ever had or ever will.... SDB, Naushad, IR and MSV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormalMan
    He is the "luckiest" ever awesome composer we have had.

    The unlucky geniuses we ever had or ever will.... SDB, Naushad, IR and MSV.
    Now I got the point why you bashed Varalaaru..
    Annaatha -
    eppadi itheLLaam -
    Ponnu Vellai tholah? illai Karuppu tholah?
    RE: Aennn.. Puli tholu..


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    Quote Originally Posted by NormalMan
    He is the "luckiest" ever awesome composer we have had.

    The unlucky geniuses we ever had or ever will.... SDB, Naushad, IR and MSV.
    he is getting all this blessings becoz of his Hard work.... trust me...no MD have ever worked on thier songs as hard & detailed as ARR.... he is the only 1 spends months on a song.... unlike others... happily say they composed in mins or hours... see.....hardwork PAYS MORE...!!!!
    Madhushree's HERO (Tamil Version) feat. Tale Spin, Lyrics by me : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqPYBSABOWc

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    Not only his hardwork, his pure hearts with no ego and never boasts his creation to heaven unlike others.

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