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  • Sunday, May, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 01:34:56
  • After his double win at the 2009 Academy awards, Music maestro A R Rahman has a chance to repeat the feat this year winning two Oscar nominations for his music in Danny Boyle’s film ‘127 Hours’.

    ‘If I Rise’, the 45-year-old singer-composer’s collaboration with British pop star Dido, has been nominated in the Best Song category.

    Rahman will also be competing for the Best Original Score trophy with John Powell (‘How to Train Your Dragon’), Hans Zimmer (‘Inception’), Alexandre Desplat (‘The King’s Speech’) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (‘The Social Network’).

    The Mozart of Madras first won the award for his music in Boyle’s Mumbai-based potboiler ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2009. He had lost out on the golden trophy last year, after his song ‘Na Na’ (from ‘Couple’s Retreat’) failed to get a nomination despite being in the long list for the ‘Best Song’category.

    Rahman has already won a Critics Choice award this year for the film, which has received good reviews for it’s “haunting tracks” and “wonderful crescendos”, and is in the running for a Best Original Music BAFTA for the same.