Ohhh AR Rahman failed to make it into the top 5 for Music (Original Song). Rahman was long-listed in the category for his score ‘Na na’ in his Hollywood debut venture “Couple’s Retreat”.’Na na’ lost the race to ‘Almost there’ (“The Princess and the Frog” by Randy Newman); ‘Down in New Orleans’ (“The Princess and the Frog” by Newman); ‘Loin de Paname’ (“Paris 36? by Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas); ‘Take it all’ (“Nine” by Maury Yeston) and ‘The weary kind’ (“Crazy Heart” by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett).The disappointment comes a day after Rahman’s golden run yesterday at the 52nd Grammy Awards, where he bagged two gramophones for his music in the Danny Boyle film “Slumdog Millionaire”.
’Na na’, marks the debut of Rahman’s eight-year- old son A R Ameen and also features Rahman, Blaaze, Chaix, Clinton and Dominic. It is penned by Rahman, Blaaze and Vivian Chaix.
Marathi movie “Harishchandrachi Factory”, India’s official entry at the Oscars, had already been voted out of the race last month in the Foreign Language Film category.The ‘Mozart of Madras’ created history last year when he won two Oscars for his composition in “Slumdog Millionaire”, a first for an Indian.
Listen to the song that was nixed below. Love it!