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AR Rahman states, India has been sending wrong films to Oscars

AR Rahman states, India has been sending wrong films to Oscars

AR Rahman states, India has been sending wrong films to Oscars

AR Rahman states, India has been sending wrong films to Oscars

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  • AR Rahman joined a select group of Indians.
  • He suggested that we watch movies from a Westerner viewpoint.
  • He received an invitation to join the Motion Picture Arts.
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In 2009, AR Rahman joined a select group of Indians who had received an Oscar. While Rahman, lyricist Gulzar, and sound designer Resul Pookutty all entered the club by winning for their work in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to do so.

The composer felt that, in order for India to be taken seriously, the Academy Awards needed to receive the correct kinds of movies. He suggested that we watch our movies from a Westerner’s viewpoint.

Rahman received an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organises the ceremony, after his Oscar victories in 2009. The singer-composer has been watching the movies that are eligible and nominated as a regular voter.

In a January interview, composer Rahman said, “Sometimes, I see that our movies go till the Oscar… they don’t get it. Wrong movies are being sent for the Oscars. And I am just like DON’T. We have to be in another person’s shoes. I have to be in Westerner’s shoes to see what’s happening here. I have to be in my shoes to see what they are doing.”  I need to be in their position. The talk between Rahman and the well-known violinist is currently available on the Oscar winner’s YouTube page.

Two Indian films, one in Tamil and one in Telugu, received awards this week in the categories in which they were nominated, suggesting that things may be changing. Similar to Rahman and Gulzar winning for the song Jai Ho in 2009, MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose won Best Original Song for their work on the RRR song Naatu Naatu. The Elephant Whisperers, a Netflix original movie, won Best Documentary Short. The prize was presented to producer Guneet Monga and director Kartiki Gonsalves on stage.

Rahman was nominated for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours once more in 2011. The musician provided the music for Gandhi Godse – Ek Yudh, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, this year. In addition, this year will see the release of the Hindi movies Maidaan and Pippa as well as the Tamil sequel saga Ponniyin Selvan 2 directed by Mani Ratnam.

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