Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack
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"The film is a visual wonder, propelled by A.R. Rahman's hip-hopping score and Chris Dickens' kinetic editing." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The propulsive score, by Bollywood soundtrack auteur A. R. Rahman, is hip-hop fusion of a very up-to-date kind" -- Kurt Loder, MTV.COM
Top Customer Reviews
The "Slumdog Millionaire" soundtrack, with its mix of mostly upbeat instrumentals and vocals, is that rare exception. If you don't want to move to this music then check your pulse.
"O...Saya" and "Jai Ho," the former shown at the beginning of the movie, the latter at the end while the credits ran along with the Bollywood homage, are perfect party songs you'll want to listen to again and again. The ominous sound of "Riots" will remind you of the murder of the brothers' mother. "Dreams on Fire" and "Latika's Theme" are both a little sad and romantic. "Millionaire" is just inspiring and will remind you of the movie's climax. And you get not just one, but two versions of "Paper Planes."
I didn't think this was possible, but the "Slumdog" soundtrack surpasses even "Bend It Like Beckham." If you liked that soundtrack, you definitely want to check this one out.
The whole world is raving about this album and so is it worth it ?
Oh Yes ..absolutely a big emphatic YES.
Get it for the thunderous O Saya or the Riots
or Get it for the Grammy Nominated Paper Planes by MIA
or Get it for mellifluous and soothing Latika's theme or the wonderfully penned Dreams on Fire
or Get it for Liquid Dance - a wonderful fusion of Indian classical and western rhythms
or Get it for Gangsta Blues or Millionaire
or Get it for the joy that is 'Jai Ho'
or get it because its a Golden Globe nominated score
or simply get it because you Love music ....
or just because the name of the composer ...is A R Rahman
Just go ..get it ..
Verdict: Go buy it for its sheer brilliance and to experience the genius A.R.Rahman is.
Hopefully this album will inspire people new to A. R. Rahman's work to check out his other compositions. Truely, this music is every bit deserving of the awards it has garnered.
My favorite songs on the album include:
1. "O... Saya"--this song opens the film, but is just a great piece of music to listen to for its own sake.
3. "Mausum & Escape"--the piece played when the brothers are fleeing for their lives. It has just the right balance between fearful tension and upbeat excitement.
4. "Paper Planes"--the song played when the boys begin a new chapter in their life working around the Taj Mahal. The song is just a good song to listen to and could easily be a Top 40 hit if it wasn't from a movie soundtrack.
8. "Latika's Theme"--the music that accompanies Latika when she is near Jamal. The song feels like a lullaby.
10. "Millionaire"--the music that ties together the action of the entire film in its climatic scene. The music begins with a techno-styled beat the builds tension tinged with foreboding until it transfers into a more hopeful melody that captures the action of what is happening on the film perfectly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic music soundtrack. Our whole family enjoy this soundtrack and it is in heavy rotation for morning commutes to school and work.Published 2 months ago by WV Reader
One of the best movies ever. I have seen it 3 times and each time, i notice something new. I recommend using subtitles because there is lots of dialect and accents and there are... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Jackson
If you do not care for the movie at least get the sound track. A.R. Rahman is one of the most excellent of our times. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Louise Austin
I play it in my studio while working on my paintings. great album. love A.R.RahmanPublished 12 months ago by Barry L. Steely
Great soundtrack. I absolutely love the music on this CD. I would definitely recommend purchasing.Published 13 months ago by Alissa
Loved the movie , love the soundtrack . Music to get you moving and smiling ! Cannot help but sing or hum along , especially to " Jai Ho ".Published 18 months ago by Jeff McCavana