Another Million Reasons To Listen

We have had a thing for India/USA crossover, for various reasons, since the outset of this blog. Today, a new landmark. Bollywood’s music man, for what seems like a million films here in India, meets Hollywood. Again. The Wall Street Journal review of this new film focuses on the topic we can most relate to, which is the continued crossover of India’s most important film scorer, who is noted for that Slumdog movie but not as much for Inside Man, which used perhaps his most obsessively loved (for good reason, we think) film music:

‘Slumdog’ Composer Steps Up to Bat for ‘Million Dollar Arm’

Disney Baseball Movie Will Feature Rahman’s Original Compositions

By CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY  May 4, 2014 10:56 p.m. ET

One of the men who helped make “Slumdog Millionaire” a global smash is stepping up to the plate for a baseball movie.

The coming Walt Disney Co. movie “Million Dollar Arm,” which opens nationwide on May 16, will feature original compositions from Indian musician A.R. Rahman, who won two Oscars for his music for the 2008 blockbuster movie “Slumdog Millionaire.”

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