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Updated: January 20, 2010 08:54 IST

Rahman back in Oscar race with Tamil song

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AIMING THE OSCARS: A.R.Rahman
The Hindu AIMING THE OSCARS: A.R.Rahman

Composer A.R. Rahman’s first Hollywood film ‘Couple’s Retreat’ has won him a place in the Oscar shortlist yet again for ‘Best Original Song.’

The Tamil song ‘Na Na’ has been shortlisted for nomination in the original song category for the 82nd Academy Awards.

The number is special for Rahman as it also marks his six-year-old son Alim’s debut as a singer.

The song will be competing with 62 other songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures for nomination, which will be announced February 2, reported the official website of the Academy awards.

‘Na Na’ was written by Rahman along with rapper Blaaze and Vivian Chaix and sung by the trio along with Alim, Clinton and Dominic.

The musician who had created history by becoming the first Indian to win two Oscars is in the running for the coveted prize for the second consecutive year.

Last year his composition ‘Jai Ho’ had won the top prize in the ‘Best Original Song’ and Rahman had taken the trophy for ‘Best Soundtrack’ for his compositions in the film ’Slumdog Millionaire.’

Directed by Emmy nominated Peter Billingsley, ‘Couples Retreat’ revolves around four couples trying to reconnect with each other through a tropical-island vacation.

The film stars Vince Vaughn, Kristin Davis among others.


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