Download This: Slumdog Millionaire's Official Soundtrack!
by Alex Billington
November 25, 2008
If you've already seen Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (if not, make an effort to do so right away) you'll know that one of the best parts of the film is its score and music selection. If you've been wondering about it ever since, then you're in luck, as the soundtrack has officially hit iTunes and can be downloaded digitally right now. It features a total of 13 songs composed by A.R. Rahman, a musical legend in India. It's energetic and upbeat and just as exciting to listen to out of the context of the movie as it is to hear them within it. Cheers to Danny Boyle for putting together one of the best soundtracks of the entire year.
My own two favorite songs are the first one, "O… Saya", that is used when the kids are playing cricket and while they're chased through the slums; and "Jai Ho", which is the song during the big dance number that shows during the credits. If that song doesn't make you want to get up and dance with the entire cast as well, then you have no heart. If thinking about either of those just made you excited to listen to this, then stop hesitating and go download it now! I'm not really a fan of Bollywood at all, but this soundtrack and this movie are the first time I've ever really fallen in love with something very Bollywood. Enjoy!
Alex, Incidentally A.R. Rahman has produced a whole bunch of very fascinating music. If you liked his work you should check out his past work too. Here is one you might like - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-zj0hv07xU This one was used in the movie "Inside Man" too. --
o_its_just_a_name on Nov 25, 2008
A.R.Rahman has also composed soundtrack for "Lord of the Rings" movie too
lostboy_1 on Nov 25, 2008
@ lostboy_1 A.R.Rehman did not compose the soundtrack for "Lord of the Rings" movie, but its theatre production... His compositions which are reused in hollywood is the one already mentioned in inside man and the other is in Lord of War http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=1WDvqPOn6g4 He is a phenomenon in India...
sine on Nov 25, 2008
this isn't showing anywhere near me, according to Fandango. I'm pissed.
-peter- on Nov 25, 2008
track 3 is my favorite.
Marco on Nov 25, 2008
A.R.Rehman is phenomenally talented his compositions are a rare blend of western influences and indian sensibilities...i saw the theatre production of LOTR in london and the music was BRILLIANT.. his compositions have been used in both "the inside man" and moulin rogue (the songs called hindi sad diamonds) not only does he compose brilliant music he also is a very good singer himself...
viral on Nov 27, 2008
plz send me the songs...
phani on Dec 11, 2008
he is the master of music no one in this world are as good as him he's india's legend
sandeep on Jan 12, 2009
I saw this movie 3 days ago and its is really an awesome movie. Sound Traci is also great.
abstract paitnings on Feb 7, 2009
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