Slumdog Millionaire composer A R Rahman on the secrets of movie music

In 2009 A R Rahman received two Academy Awards for Best Song and Best Score for the film Slumdog Millionaire. Here, see a short interview with the celebrated Indian film composer as he looked ahead to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of his work in Southbank Centre's 2010 Alchemy Festival.

Slumdog Millionaire composer A R Rahman Interview - Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre


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