Tuesday, August 24, 2010

For those who like A.R. Rahman

National Film Awards (India)

1993 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Roja
1997 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
2002 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Lagaan
2003 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - Kannathil Muthamittal

Filmfare Awards South (India) 1993 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Roja
1994 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Gentleman
1995 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
1996 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Bombay
1997 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Kadhal Desam
1998 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
1999 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Jeans
2000 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Mudhalvan
2001 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Alaipayuthey
2006 - Filmfare Best Music Direction - Sillunu Oru Kadhal
Filmfare Awards (India) 1995 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rangeela
1998 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Dil Se
1999 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Taal
2001 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Lagaan
2002 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Saathiya
2002 - Filmfare Best Background Score - The Legend of Bhagat Singh
2004 - Filmfare Best Background Score - Swades
2006 - Filmfare Best Music Director Award - Rang de Basanti
He also won a "Filmfare R D Burman Music Debutant Award" for Roja's dubbed Hindi version.
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1993 - Best Music - Roja
1994 - Best Music - Gentleman
1995 - Best Music - Kadhalan
1996 - Best Music - Bombay
1997 - Best Music - Minsaara Kanavu
2000 - Best Music - Sangamam
Zee Cine Awards (India) 2000 - ** 2002 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Lagaan
2006 - Zee Cine Award Best Music Director - Rang De Basanti
GIFA Awards (Malaysia) 2006 - GIFA Award for Best Music - Rang De Basanti
2006 - GIFA Award for Best Background Music - Rang De Basanti
IIFA Awards (India) 2007 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Rang De Basanti
2002 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Lagaan
2003 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Saathiya
2000 - IIFA Best Music Direction - Taal
Star Screen Awards
2002 - Best Background Music
2007 - Best Music Direction - Guru

Swaralaya Yesudas Award (India)
2006 - Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in music field
2000 - Padma Shri (India)

Screen-Videocon Awards Kadhal Desam (South - Tamil; 1997) Minsara Kanavu (South - Tamil; 1998) Vande Mataram (Non-film; 1998) Taal (Hindi; 2000) Other Awards was nominated for Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (2003) (The Hilton Award) for "Best New Musical of 2002" - Bombay Dreams Musical

Sangeet Awards 2005 Best Music Director (Film music - Swades)

The Mahavir-Mahatma Award (Instituted by the Oneness Forum)

National Lata Mangeshkar awards for 2004-05 ( The awards instituted by Madhya Pradesh government )

Sangeet Awards 2004 Best Music Director (Film music - Yuva) Best music arranger (Critics award) for 'Yeh Rishta' - Meenakshi 2004 American India Awards R D Burman Award at the SuMu Music Awards (1993) Madras Telugu Academy Puraskar (1992 to 1994) Bommai Nagi Reddy Award (1995/96) Lux-Kumudam Award for Kadhalan (1995) Mauritius National Award (1995; for contribution to music) Malaysian Award (1996; for contribution to music) Sanskriti Award from Delhi based Sanskriti foundation (1994) Kalaimamani Award from Tamil Nadu Government (1995) Thangapillai Award Rajiv Gandhi Award 3rd Channel [V] Awards - Coca Cola Viewer's Choice Award 1998 The Channel [V]-IMI Award for Best Producer for Vandemataram 1998 Fanta Award in 1999 Stardust Cine Honours Taal (2000) Filmgoers's Award Taal (2000) First Bollywood Music Awards (Best Music Director and Best Song) Taal (2000) V Shantaram Award: Taal (2001), Best Music(Guru)2006-2007 Bollywood US Awards (2003) Best Music Director : Saathiya 8th Annual Planet-Bollywood Awards (People's Choice Awards! - Best of 2002) Best Music Direction : Saathiya, The Legend of Bhagat Singh Star Screen Award - Best Background Score - Rang De Basanti

Dinakaran Cine Awards Minsara Kanavu (1998) Jeans (1999) Mudalvan, Kadhalar Dhinam (2000)

MTV Awards MTV-VMA Award for Dil Se Re song from Dil Se.. 1999 MTV Asia Awards 2003 for Favourite Artist India MTV IMMIES 2003 - Best Music Composer - 'Saathiya' - Saathiya ( Hindi )

A. R. Rahman has been nominated for the following awards:
Laurence Olivier Awards (UK)
2003 - Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Musical - Bombay Dreams
Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Canada)
2006 - General Theatre Division - Outstanding Musical Direction - The Lord of the Rings musical

A R Rahman with his Oscars

A R Rahman giving
   his thanksgiving speech after winning his 2 Oscars.
Rahman performing the award winning song Jai Ho at the 81st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Rahman performing the award winning song Jai Ho at
   the 81st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
 A R Rahman holding the Oscar statuettes in his hands.

Washington: Music maestro A.R. Rahman has become the first Indian to win the prestigious Golden Globe award for best original music score as the Mumbai-based "

Slumdog Millionaire" bagged four top prizes, including Best Motion Picture-Drama. Sunday's award was a first Golden Globe for Boyle, who is best known for his cult 1996 movie "Trainspotting" , "The Beach" and "28 Days Later".

His latest offering won over "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button", "Frost/Nixon" , "The Reader" and "Revolutionary Road".British Indian actor Dev Patel plays the protagonist in the film telling the heartwarming story of an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who goes on to win a staggering Rs.20 million (approx $412,000) on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? " game show.

Rahman also won the Best Composer award Friday as "Slumdog Millionaire" swept the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards winning five top prizes including Best Picture of 2008. The film also won Best Director for Boyle, Best Writer for Simon Beaufoy, and Best Young Actor/Actress for Dev Patel.
Besides the Golden Globes, "Slumdog Millionaire" has now won nominations for the top award by all five of the US film industry's major artistic guilds - Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, and American Society of Cinematographers.

Members of these groups represent a substantial block of the 5,810 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which will award the Oscars Feb 22.

Meanwhile, the film took its total gross earning to over $34 million to surpass the $32.5 million gross of "Bend it Like Beckham". It has also exceeded the combined grosses of "The Namesake" ($13.6 million) and "Monsoon Wedding ($13.9 million).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Never Before seen... Amazing Bonding!!!

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw: 

These three brothers have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,'he said. On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily.

Monday, August 9, 2010


And we say that we are working hard…

just see that & tell me,
how can we progress..? ? ?
Jab in hath me Books ke badle......

Can u see it..? ? ?

Lets redefine our thinking

Child labour is a curse to humanity

adopt one child and pay for his education.