No Oscars for AR Rahman

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Rahman at the Oscars

The 83rd Academy Awards (The Oscars) ceremony was held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 28th, 2011. The air was filled with a sense of pride for every Indian glued to their television sets this early morning and the reason was just one man – AR Rahman.

The maestro was nominated for the Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“If I Rise”) for Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” ,but this was not Rahman’s year as he missed out on both the categories. The Original Score Oscar award went to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the movie Social Network while the Best Original Song was awarded to Randy Newman for the song ‘We Belong Together’ for the animation flick Toy Story 3.

Spirits soared high when Rahman appeared in a classic Corneliani tuxedo alongside the beautiful Florence Welch to present a wonderful rendition of the Oscar nominated song ‘If I Rise’ to a packed hall glittering with the presence of A-list Hollywood celebrities.

It maybe a double miss this time but surely we can look forward to the 2012 Oscars, who knows Rahman might bag a triple Oscar next time with his ‘Take it Easy’ policy.

55 COMMENTS

  1. Media only highlight rehman, But Rehman as for good musicians he is atechnician to get some how in the limelight. But he is not a musician. He got oscar last time because India was shown as Cuckkos place very bad place, So by selling the dignity of indians rehman got OScar. He didnot share it with Gulzar of course Jai ho belongs to Gulzar wrting.

    Now Ella Pugazhum Iraivanukku if it is the case why he is in search name and fame and Pugazh ( as you tamils call).

    Now he is punished by God because not respecting others and knowing little techinique showing great in the eyes will not work.

    the real talented Nusicians are there in our  India and in your Tamil Nadu try to appreciate them not this useless guy. beauxe he is after money, name and fame, Shame on rehman. shame shame the time taught him that he is not a musician. Abroad is not Tamil Nadu and India to easily esacpe politicise and get awards.

    here if you sing the old beautiful Vande mataram in a new disturbing vioice easily you can get bathmashri award.

    So rehman my dear stuppid award is not everything. Learn good things from our geniuses and jambaavaans that they were not for awards. you are a slum DOG running here and there for award.

    first of all give back rupees 5 crore you got it from COMMON Wealth Game to the government, otherwise you will be arrested for that.
    bloody Cheat here after you cannot cheat people

  2. Thavidiya Munda Pooja,,,,Oun Kuthila Naii Poola vaika,,,,,,,,,,,Yaru Polla Umbittu intha mathiri pasura,,,,Rahman is a master of music. Dont get jellus

  3. if rahman puts one thread around his body he would be accepted by pooja like people or may be if rahman is from same caste as pooja is or rahman is not tamil non brahmin period

  4. i wonder if rahman is from same caste, same kulam, same gothram of pooja then pooja will not write this period

  5. Rehman is a clever musician but definitely not a genius. Never never never I heard something from him that struck as entirely convincing. That means he assmbles rather than creates.

  6. Hey ppl, get real, 
    Every one in this world is behind something. Either- money or fame. I don’t see anything wrong in that. Its business and not friggin charity.

  7. Dear Admin
    Please do not publish vulgar comments and if possible delete such posts. To Mr. Sam watch your words dont be pushy and care about others feelings. Everyone have rights to speak their mind but use discretion in what you say and how you say.

  8. Hi,
     I disagree with your argument, and not with your beleifs. So try not to take it personal.

    When God takes something from your grasp, he is not punishing you. However merely opening your hands to receive something better.

  9. guys everybody has their own version and thinking…dont use bad words against any of the commentators…be decent and make u r comments happy to read…..using bad words is not the thing…..`rehman may be genius…but he usually copies a lot of things frm Yanni…plz search in net for yanni and u could find his  tracks…..

  10. exactly buddy. these pooja, vasin are just like what poojaheart mentioned below

    “i wonder if rahman is from same caste, same kulam, same gothram of pooja then pooja will not write this period”partiality

  11. I am very sad to hear some one using vulgur words in tamil I guess ! man your very vulgar words show that Rehman is a fraud.
    Only in tamil nadu we hear so much of caste mindedness.
    Now I am not speaking about caste. First of all all are one caste and all are equal. But there are two kinds in it.
    1. Good people
    2. fraud people
    the people who use bad words and rehman they belong to cleverly criminal and stuppid people.

    But Good people according to world staitstics do not know how to get to limelight esp. in India.
    for example Ambedkar is far more better than gandhi but gandhi clver enough to get famous.

    but Ambedkar is a leader Par excellance but he not, but his efforts still working. people are coming awat from caste bondage,
    another thing is:
    Shivaji ganesan of your tamil Nadu and Ilayaraja of yyour tamil nadu they are the real geniuses but India is not highlighting them.
    Shivaji did not get baaratha ratna and Isaignanai did not get baratha ratna becase of dirty politics in india.

    Dirty politicians do not know the real art , they will be moved by external business and selling attitudes of artist.

    Now we want that rehman should give back one oscar to Gulzar ji who wrote jai Ho, and then he has to give back 5 crores rupees to Government which was uselessly spent in Common Wealth.

    please beware of Frauds, Nowadays you cant hear good musics like our Burman and your Ilayraja’s original Music because of this fraud rehman.
    he can be called SLUM-DOG rehman, others who can support can be called slum dogs or dogs.
    This name I didnot select but forunately or unfortunately rehman only selected with Danny Boyle.
    again ask him to run here and there like adog to get award.  all the best! 

  12. roy dont think only rehman is there for music thousand so fpeole are there for music let god fist give to them, no to the frauds lik rehman, I think yuouknow roy there are thousands of better super sangeetha vidvans in india let them be praised, technically getting name is what bad. In other words coming high in short cut. it is the fradest of fraud.

  13. Shutup Daivasin and swetha, For your kind info the Music Legend Isaigani Ilayaraja is also a non brahmin, Music people worshipp him, dont talk about cast here. 

  14. vasi is a bhramin.. that is why he thinks other caste ppl are below him.. this is the attitude of u bhramins.. u ppl dont have anything in this society nowadays.. the lower caste ppl are achieving gr8 heights.. tht’s y ur jelous.. 

  15. Hey Rehman Fans

    Could someone give me a link where ARR’s compositions could be listened to? A concert?

    Since many praise ARR occassionaly I tried to listen to his songs but I could not believe he is a genius; the voice mdulation of his singers too reflect lack of regard for correctly pronouncing Thamil words in uninhibited tones.

  16. You listened occasionally, so you might not have listened deeply. The intricacies in the orchasteration and utilization of voices embedded in his music are unparalleled. His music is deeply carnatic rooted even in most of the western style songs…you might have to listen when you get a chance. The whole nation, the whole world celebrates him not with no reasons.

  17. dei vasin, we can say, you give counter dialogue’s for all others comments..athanalla un peru, inime loosu koodhi kedaiyathu…loosu counter…santhosama…

  18. Concert illa; ARR songs try pannen last one two hours’la. Sathyama enaku puriyala; intricacy irku; orchaestration brilliance purirarathu; he blends so many sounds seemlessly; Carnatic base purinjakarathuku enku knowledge kedayathu. Aana nichaya there is something odd about his music. Beathovan’oda tune aagurathu effortless. It is not difficult to tune to popular artists from US, Jamaica, Africa, UK….Aana Rehman paata 4 vaati ketathukaprom than tune aaga mudithu!

  19. I don’t understand why everyone calling him a fraud, he is a amaizing tallented person in 20th centuray. I am not even a Indian to be honest, and you guys should be proud of him, you’re not insulting him, yourself,your country, your people and even your culture. Thats what different bitween asians and europeons. Think about it You will get it. Thank you. 

  20. Hey hey hey guys!!!!!……… whats going on here… why so much of hatredness on Rehman?
    People you are mixing up many things. You are confusing yourself as well as everyone around you.
    (You – here i mean the one who is talking all bad.. rather criticising Rehman)

    First of all, I have few questions for everybody who is bashing Rehman.
    1) What is Music and what is Composition of Music?
    2) What do you think of Rehman getting opportunities and others not getting or not intrested in such opportunities?
    3) Why shouldn’t Rehman bill crores for his composition?

    And ofcourse i agree with only this point that Slumdog millionaire movie portrayed many things which we didnt want to show to the world. This definitly created a disgusting feeling about India for people around the world. But the fact is something which we cannot ignore. First of all, if we came to know about such kind of movie, we should have filed a case..( i donno in which court ) and try to stop filming. We didnt do it.
    Secondly, every country has some part which is very worse that what was shown in this movie. 
    Let some Indian, shoot places like this and portray bad about other countries.

    But i dont understand one thing – why the hell you are blaming Rehman for that Movie? Blame the Director, the producer. If at all Rehman ignored that offer, definitly someone else would have composed and that movie would have come out. Now in that case.. whom do you blame????

    People are so used to blame others……never ever look at self and see whats wrong in ourself.
    “Manjal kannadi pottu paatha.. yellam manjala than theriyum…Ithukku kanna kuttom solluviya illa kannadiya kuttom solluviya?”

  21. I think pooja haven’t tell the truth, she has some issues with people who have world wide tallent like AR Rahman. Thats what I think, at the same time NOT ONLY him. Is there anyone else trying make your counrty proud, at least try to say some nice words don’t use any nasty language. You insulting your people. 

  22. which century are live in. Are telling us to bring a pillow and a matress to sleep on while listening their music. 

  23. i wonder if rahman is from same caste, same kulam, same gothram of pooja then pooja will not write this period

  24. when ar rahman composed music for roja for brahmin director you appreciated and put rahman in top just to avoid ilayaraja. you only will appreciate brahmin karnatic music vidvans. not others. if other non brahmin does that in India, you will say its not so difficult but what brahmins does is excellent. vice versa. India is so brahmin dominated in government jobs. you cannot fight directly you will go by mouth figtht and gather a fraternity for brahmins. you will say you are tamil to fight telugus. when you have your group, you will distance yourself from non brahmin tamils. thats what is going on everywhere. you suck period

  25. you suck. why the hell you first read this article and put something bad here. that says u r jealous. if rahman didnt get the award noone will get. tell me onething if you are good but didnt show it to world how will world know you are genius. people who want award show their music and talent in right time right place. others like ilayaraja, shivaji dont show to world but they dont have talent to show it in right time right place. so bottom line is rahman loves awards and he works on getting one (working with right people like danny boyle). this is how people get awards and money. just get that point and come out of your bullshit dark room. this is for all haters of rahman getting award. I like all music jackson, rahman, ilayaraja, karnatic. if its nice sound whether voice or instrument I will love it. be like that

  26.  if rahman didnt get the award noone will get. tell me onething if you are good but didnt show it to world how will world know you are genius. people who want award show their music and talent in right time right place. others like ilayaraja, shivaji dont show to world but they dont have talent to show it in right time right place. so bottom line is rahman loves awards and he works on getting one (working with right people like danny boyle). this is how people get awards and money. just get that point and come out of your bullshit dark room. this is for all haters of rahman getting award. I like all music jackson, rahman, ilayaraja, karnatic. if its nice sound whether voice or instrument I will love it. be like that

  27. I am 100% agree with you.  There was a slum-dog or not every commenters’ selfesteem very, very low beyond the borderline.

  28. You said it beautifully, awesome. Music doesn.t have boundries and it will make fill beter anyone and everyone.

  29. “Heypooja” – hey Brother/Sister who ever you are….Being anonymus is okay but use some right reference yar.. Now you have put me in a situation where i donno how i should address you? …( Well I am trying to be funny… appologies if you feel hurt)

    Anyways….you are trying to say something, i guess i understood your point (Correct me if i am wrong). To re-iterate what you said – “Rehman knows when to grab opportunity and make the best use of it, say it money or fame. When comes to music, any sound which is plesant to ears – you will love it”
    Did I get you right?
    If this is what you want to convey- I appreciate your thoughts. But not your words. 

    Now Again….here you are mixing up multiple things….
    Why do you want to bring in Shivaji, Illayaraja and other guys in between? why do you assume, they dont have the talents to show their Talent at right time?
    Every thing depends on how one want to project himself (I mean Presentation) Also right platform. Some are lucky like Rehman to get right platforms, right contacts. May be Sivaji didnt want to do such presentation or people around sivaji very jealous of him and didnt want to show case.
    …but Sivaji’s Talent cannot be ignored that why he still have reached millions of heart without any kind of extra presentation.
    …….Now who know whats fact? – (Here I talked about Sivaji because you brought his Name)

    I believe in onething – never assume anythings and dont take things for granted.

    Any body in this world, do something to be appreciated / awarded/ praised. Ofcourse making money, getting wealthy is part of life. Any body for that fact, want to have more money and a luxurious life. When Rehmans work is making lot of money (this no one can deny.. his songs sells)… people who are investing on him also would like to make more…. so they try to get lot of time from AR and hence Rehman is paid a lot.
    Demand and Supply situation – say its occuring naturally or its been created by force – is a different point of discussion

  30. I don’t understand how they could give the award to the Toy Story song…I felt all the other three were much better than that…of course ‘if I rise’ stood out as an intellectual as well as a beautiful composition…as opposed to the others which were plain old regular music…

    I think the Oscars are under political infuence…first time they gave it to show that they indeed accept foreign work and will award them, now they didn’t give this time to show their superiority… 

  31. Nee thaanda loosu! I always wrote against ARR because work and appearance never convinced me he was a genius. And I have always been consistent in my views and preferred individuals.

  32. Fuc you! Fuc you. Ethuku Jaathiya pathi pesereenga? Eniku antha sense’e kedayathu. To me everyone is equal. Girl Boy Rich Poor all equal. The only ones I am against are our old men and forefathers. My underlying policy is this; we must be honest; we must first admit West is right and we were wrong; after admitting it we we should use the ways they found and work hard to progress quickly.

  33. YOU  NONSENSE, ANON HOW DARE YOU, JUDGE THE AWARD, IF YOU GET IT IS BEST, AND IF YOU DONT GET IT IS BAD. DONT BE SELFLY MOTIVATED NONSENSE ABDIPAAATHAA ILAIYRARAJAVIN OVVORU PAATTUUKKUM 2 OSCARNAA MOTHAM 10,000 OSCAR VANGIYIRUKKANUME ATHAPATHI SOLLUDA?
    OSCAR MUKKIYAM ILLAINA ATHA THEDI YAENDA AVAN PORAN?
    ELLA PUGAZHUM IRAIVANUKKU NAAA IVAN YAENDA PUGAZHAI THEDI ALIYIRAN SLUM DOG MATHIRI POOJA SORATHU RIGHT THAAN, ATHE SAMAYAM ANNIYAN SPEAKS WELL. IF ANNIYAN IS RIGHT HE HAS TO TALK GOOD OF EVERYONE NOT ONLY THE FELLOW WHO IS AFTER AWARDS.
    ONE THING IS SURE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND GENIUSES WITHOUT AWARDS, PLEASE IDENTIFY THEN AND PRAIS THEM

  34. eppadiyaavathu poi tholainga. inniku YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA Than super, one of the resources says that YUVAN is the most talented Music Director in India,  as well as more fan-holdings music director in South India.
    ammaa pooja enga Yuvanaiyaavathu thittaamal irunthaa sarithaan.

  35. Kushpukku kovil kattura ulagathula thiramaiyillathavangalai mela yaetri paakrathu sakajam pola. kaithattum ulagamaa illaamal eppothaan namma thamizh makkal vaazhz porangalo. ivargalin kaithattum kozhai thanathai paarthu kandavanaellam aatchi amaippan, kandavanellam award vanguvan, dubaakoor maniratnam dubakoor rehman ivanungalai thaan mela yaethi paapanunga!

    nallvan thiramaisali eppothuthan mathikkappaduvaano ?

    Dei kushpukku kovil kattunga, rehmanukku melam kottunga nallavangalukku samathikattunga.

    Avanunga kodi kodiyaa sambathikkattum neenga kodi pudithu avanungalukku uyirai kood tharuveengadaa dei!

  36. Inda award judge panava sariaana pota kudia irupan. I thnk so he may be felt  julius abt Rahaman. He’s music is so awesome and I fell vry bad abt this. Always A R Rahaman rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  37. Those who canr respect what Rahman has done for Indian music should keep shut in their dark rooms….loosu 

  38. Those who cant respect what Rahman has done for Indian music should keep shut in their dark rooms….loosu 

  39. dei kneakkoothi pasangale ivan yaaruda anga avward vangittu ingiyum pugazh sambaathikkachonnathu ?

    kenakkoothigale music therinjavan thothaa kavalaipadalam  music theiriyaatha kenakoothi thothaa namma enna pannalaam. Gotha ini rehmanukku ellaaam tholvithaan,
    poli saayam veluthudichi. poli saayam velukkum thambi purinchikko.

  40. ரஹ்மான் படு தோல்வி அடைந்தான்

    இனி அவார்டு அவார்டுன்னு அலையர தவாறான வழியை கைவிடுவதாக பரபரப்பு செய்தி பரவியுள்ளது.

    பட்டால்தான் புதி வருமோ ?

    SUN NEWs

  41. டேய் இவனப்பத்தி பேசரததைவிட‌
    நம்ம நெ. 1 இசைத்ளபதி யுவன் சங்கர் ராஜாவை பத்தி எழுதுங சார்.
    என்ன சார் விஜை டீவீ நடத்திய யுவன் இசை ராஜாவை பத்தி தெனின்டிதியாவெ வியந்து போய் இருக்கு
    அதை பத்தி ஒரு கட்டுரை எழ்ஹுதுஙக‌ சார்
    Kollytalk please write abஒஉட்
    YUVAN THE GREAT MAESTRO not these award psycho fellows

  42. yes yes
    YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA IS WINNING CYPRES INTERNATIONAL AWARD ,
    BUT FOR YOUR INFORMATION  OSCAR IS NOT INTERNATIONAL AWARD.

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