As expected, Indian veteran musician A.R. Rahman bagged two Oscars at this year's Academy Award for his musical scores in the critically-acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire.
Rahman won the Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Slumdog Millionaire. Accepting the award, he quoted an Indian film dialogue 'Meri pass maa hai', meaning 'I have a mother', referring to his mother who was with him at the Oscars.
Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar for Original Score, beating other nominees The Curious Case Benjamin Button, Defiance, Milk and Wall-E. Rahman also won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category for the song "Jai Ho" in Slumdog Millionaire. The other nominees for the Original Song include "Down To Earth" from Wall-E and "O Saya" from Slumdog Millionaire.
Slumdog Millionaire has also won Oscars for the Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Director for Danny Boyle. Resul Pookutty is another Indian, who shared the Oscar award with Ian Tapp and Richard Pryke for Best Sound Mixing in Slumdog Millionaire.
Congratulate A.R. Rahman on winning Oscar Awards