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Slumdog Millionaire [Soundtrack]

A.R. RahmanAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 21, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: December 21, 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B001LX0JK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. O... Saya - Performed by A R Rahman & M.I.A.
2. Riots - A R Rahman
3. Mausam & Escape - A R Rahman
4. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
5. Paper Planes DFA REMIX - M.I.A.
6. Ringa Ringa - A R Rahman featuring Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun
7. Liquid Dance - A R Rahman featuring Palakkad Sriram & Madhumitha
8. Latika's Theme - A R Rahman featuring Suzanne
9. Aaj Ki Raat - Sonu Nigam, Mahalaxmi Lyer & Alisha Chinoi
10. Millionaire - A R Rahman featuring Madhumitha
11. Gangsta Blues - A R Rahman featuring BlaaZe & Tanvi Shah
12. Dreams on Fire - A R Rahman featuring Suzzanne
13. Jai Ho - A R Rahman featuring Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer

Editorial Reviews


"Danny Boyle has upped the ante by hiring the great A.R. Rahman, the king of Bollywood music, to contribute one of his unmistakable propulsive scores." -- Kenny Turan, Los Angeles Times

"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

Product Description

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Simon Beaufoy. Based on the book Q and A by Vikas Swarup, the film - shot and set in India, follows a young street beggar who appears on a game show and exceeds people's expectations, raising suspicions from the game show host and law enforcement. Featuring music and score from composer A. R. Rahman who stated he was aiming for "mixing modern India and the old India though this story 'could happen anywhere.' The tracks feature A. R. Rahman, M.i.a., Alka Yagnik, Ila Arun , Palakkad Sriram, Madhumitha, Suzanne, Sonu Nigam, Alisha Chinoi, Blaaze, Tanvi Shah, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer.

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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably the best soundtrack of 2008 December 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I don't normally review CDs because it's so rare for an entire album to be worth buying, especially a soundtrack. Far too often you get a CD with songs that weren't even in the movie while skipping some of the best songs that were actually used.

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.
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53 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One in a Million ...... December 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I am a big A R Rahman fan and typically lap up anything and everything composed by this man. So when I first heard about this movie (and the fact that 2 of my favorites Danny B and ARR - have collaborated on this one) - I was all but ears for this OST. Saw the promos and then the movie and then ever since its been a wait to get this album. So when it came out on ITunes a month back, I bought it in the first hour and now when it released on a CD, again, i bought it on the first day.

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 A R Rahman

Just go ..get it ..

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked Rahman's Slumdog soundtrack ... February 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion Rahman's work on the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, while fantastic, incredibly, does not represent his best work! His music in one of the latest Bollywood releases, a movie called "Delhi 6" easily tops his work in Slumdog. If you get a chance please do listen to this CD, particularly tracks 1, 6 and 7. You can find the CD by searching for "Delhi 6 Soundtrack" on Amazon or any one of the online music shopping sites. His many earlier works in movies like Roja, Bombay, etc are also noteworthy. But "Delhi 6" showcases the man's talents at the very top of his game. Enjoy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome exposure for a brilliant composer February 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe it took me this long to discover A. R. Rahman's music. When I went to see Slumdog Millionaire with my family, my brother and I turned to each other multiple times throughout the picture and said, "We MUST buy this movie's soundtrack." O Saya is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. It's even better if you've seen the movie. It transports you back through a dizzying chase though a Mumbai slum every time. It's an addictive blend of bhangra, dance, and a little industrial. It's wonderful!

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.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! December 30, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I am so happy that finally one of world's best music composers gets his due in the west. With Slumdog Millionaire the legendary A.R.Rahman as always has given an utterly awesome and mindblowing album. The album is kind of an ambassador of Indian/Eastern music. Though for the western audience the sound is totally new, this is only one of nearly one hundred albums A.R.Rahman has given in his 16 years career. From overwhelming "O Saya" to vibrant "Jai Ho", every song is a gem in itself. The masterpiece work in "Mausam and Escape" and "Liquid Dance" gives a glimpse of immense talent the maestro got. The score is getting its due and has already been nominated for various awards including the prestigious Golden Globes. We keep our fingers crossed to see it getting the Oscars nomination too. Beside the Best Original Score category, Jai ho and O Saya are strong candidates for the nomination under the Best Original Song category as well. M.I.A's Paper Planes comes as a bonus.

Verdict: Go buy it for its sheer brilliance and to experience the genius A.R.Rahman is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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It was interesting to take note of India's reaction to the slew of Oscars garnered by the very deserving Slumdog Millionaire. While gratified - if a bit overwhelmed - by the Best Film award, what really had countrymen overflowing with pride were the Best Song and Best Score awards bestowed upon Bollywood legend, A. R. Rahman. Rahman's work ethic and humble demeanor - not to mention the sheer inventiveness and enjoyability of his music - make him a beloved figure throughout India.

Of all the great calls made by Danny Boyle in putting together this film, one of the most prescient and informed was his pursuit of Rahman from the start. Rahman himself was stunned that Boyle - no mere dilettante - arrived a well-informed student of the Bollywood oeuvre and actively sought out the composer's participation. It's fortuitous for the audience that these two creative geniuses joined forces here. Rahman gets the mood spot on throughout the film, culminating with a full-on Bollywood dance spectacular accompanying Best Song winner 'Jai Ho'.

The other big presence here is Sri Lankan rapper, M.I.A. She does the main lyrics to 'O...Saya' (also nominated for 'Best Song') and serves up two compelling versions of The Clash's 'Paper Planes'. She and Rahman form a great partnership.

There are no holes in the soundtrack. I like the bass- and piano-driven remix version of 'Paper Planes' (Track 5) better than the more mainstream Track 4. 'Ringa Ringa' is fantastic - a great tune and catchy hooks. The same can be said of 'Gangsta Blues' (feat. 'BlaaZe'). That Rahman is the author and composer of such a wide range of styles really says something for this man's extraordinary talents
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Millionaire Sounds
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 2 months ago by Jeff McCavana
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST
Published 2 months ago by Benny Rappa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Oscar for best soundtrack was well deserved. Great music.
Published 2 months ago by David Tamez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great workout track!
Nice selection!
Published 2 months ago by J.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Copy!
I am Very Satisfied with the copy that I received and I will purchase again in the future. Slumdog Millionaire, love it. Great Compack Disc, smiley face.
Published 6 months ago by ANJACEA BLANCHARD
5.0 out of 5 stars Always spectacular
This cd is the most tintilating. It will always be a classic for sound of India. I use it as music for plays to help students become engaged in the culture we are trying to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Candace A. Darman
5.0 out of 5 stars Slumdog
This is one of the cd's that I simply enjoy listening to and of course, remembering the movie. I have discussed India with friends who are from India and those who have been... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Carol Mae
5.0 out of 5 stars love the beats & songs
love it! great for working out & i really liked the movie too; i suggest getting it, very cultural and nice to have in background
Published 9 months ago by Laurie McGraw
4.0 out of 5 stars Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire a happy ending how nice but wait--- so the story starts with a guy at the seat of who wants to be a millionaire show--- this interesting movie explains how... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Matthew T. Owens
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
While I love "Jai Ho" and several other songs, I don't love every song on this album. If you like the movie you may like this item.
Published 10 months ago by writer614
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