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Thursday, January 28, 2010

A R Rahman again Nominated for Oscars!

Couple Retreat A r raheman

The music maestro A R Rahman is reported to have bagged a nomination in the 'Best Original Song' category for the film Couples Retreat’ for the 82nd Academy Awards for a Hollywood flick. The song, a Tamil number 'Na Na', is very special for the composer. It is sung by his 6 year old son Alim, as debut as a singer. Besides, this is the first time Rahman has composed music for a Hollywood project.

A.R. Rahman who has released the soundtrack of his Hollywood film ‘Couples Retreat’ in Chennai on Monday, is excited as he has been nominated in Oscar yet again for the Best Original Song.

His first Hollywood film ‘Couples Retreat’ has a Tamil song ‘Na Na’ that has been selected in the Best Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The number is special for Rahman as it marks his six-year-old son Alim’s debut as singer.

It will compete with 62 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures for nomination, to be announced February 2, according to the official website of the Academy awards.

‘Na Na’ was written by Rahman along with rapper Blaaze and Vivian Chaix and sung by the trio along with Alim, Clinton and Dominic.

The musician, who became the first Indian to win two Oscars, is in the running for the coveted prize for the second consecutive year.

Last year Rahman’s ‘Jai Ho’ won the top prize in the Best Original Song category. He also took the trophy for the Best Soundtrack for his compositions in Slumdog Millionaire.

Directed by Emmy-nominated Peter Billingsley, ‘Couples Retreat’ revolves round four couples trying to reconnect with each other through a tropical-island vacation.

The film stars Vince Vaughn and Kristin Davis.

NaNa - A. R. Rahman, Blaaze, Vivian Chaix, A. R. Ameen, Clinton Cerejo & Dominic Cerejo


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