Just hours after India snatched a tie from the jaws of victory at the World Cup match against England in Bangalore (and thereby wasting away for the umpteenth time another spectacular effort from the God aka Sachin Tendulkar), more disappointing news for Indian fans, this time from the music world, as A R Rahman missed both the Oscars he was nominated for at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, again with one-third English involvement. The Best Original Score award went to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network, which had a few days back won the Golden Globes as well. In the Best Original Song ARR lost out to Randy Newman for his song We Belong Together from Toy Story 3. Ironic that ARR won the Oscars two years back for Slumdog Millionaire while he missed it for 127 Hours, by all means a worthier soundtrack for the Oscars than SM. But to be fair the competition was tougher this year, and Reznor & Ross’s was an outstanding effort. So, may be the deserving soundtrack won today. Nevertheless as a hardcore ARR fan I have the right to be disappointed, and shall find solace in the fact that Oscars could be wrong. And this year they did, big time. They did after all give best director and best film to The King’s Speech!
– A disgruntled ARR and SRT fan