Los Angeles: All eyes are on music maestro A R Rahman and ‘Slumdog´ at the 66th Gloden Globe awards as the film is tipped to win big at the prestigious ceremony tonight.
The film, which has strong Indian connections has emerged as hot favourite at the Globe, which set the countdown for next month’s Academy awards.
Rahman’s song ‘Jai Ho,’ penned by lyricist Gulzar, has been nominated for Best Original Music Score.
The film which depicts the story of a Mumbai underdog’s rags-to-riches run, has earned three other nominations - Best Picture-Drama, Best Director for Boyle and Best Screenplay for Simon Beaufoy.
‘Slumdog´ is based on a novel by Indian diplomat Vikash Swarup and stars Bollywood actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in lead among others.
The film has been shot at various locations in Mumbai including railway station Victoria Terminus.
Boyle’s feel-good film depicts the moving story of a slumdweller Jamaal, who goes on to win $20 million on Indian reality show ‘Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?´ in a bid to win his love back.
The film is facing a stiff competition from Brad Pitt’s drama ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ but if the pundits are to be believed Pitt’s film could be pipped for Best Drama by ‘Slumdog,’ which has gained considerable momentum after sweeping the US Critics Choice Awards this week.