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News |  09 Feb 2009 08:27 |  By RnMTeam

Rahman, Resul win at Bafta Awards

MUMBAI: Composer A R Rahman has continued his dream run, by adding the Best Music Score award for Slumdog Millionaire at the Baftas, held on Sunday night in London.

British filmmaker  Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire won a total of seven Bafta  awards. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is British charity that hosts annual awards shows for excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation. They are often cited as a British equivalent to the Oscars.

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire (Special), a rags-to-riches tale of an improbable winner of game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire,  Boyle's film won seven trophies, including those for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Music Score. The film also won the awards for Cinematography, Editing, Sound and Adapted Screenplay.

Rahman has already collected awards for Slumdog Millionaire in the last two months, including the Critics' Choice Award, the Satellite Award and the Goden Globe. After becoming the first Indian to win the Golden Globe and getting a triple Oscar nomination in two categories for the same movie, Rahman, 43, is the first Indian musician to win the Bafta award. Apart from Rahman, Resul Pookutty was the other Indian to win a Bafta Award for Best Sound Editing for Slumdog Millionaire. The award for Best Sound has been bagged by Slumdog Millionaire (Resul Pookutty, Glen Freemantle, Richard Pryke, Tom Sayers, Ian Tapp).