The GURU of music swept away a hand full of awards in IIFA held in Bangkok on June 8th Sunday. A R Rahman was named the best music director for his score in Guru.
Earlier IIFA has announced AR Rahman as “Outstanding Indian Contributing to International Cinema”. Now, comes the double treat with the Best Music Director award for Guru as well. Shreya Ghoshal won the honors for the best playback singer Female for “Barso re” from Guru, which film earlier bagged awards for the best background score and best song recording for H. Sridhar.
According to Gopal Srinivasan, It’s actually a triple treat – Best Composer, Best Background Score and the Outstanding Achievement award. In fact, this is the second year in succession that IIFA has conferred 3 awards on Rahman.
Best Background Score – Rang De Basanti (Hindi, 2007)
Best Song Recording – Rang De Basanti (Hindi, 2007)
Best Composer – Rang De Basanti (Hindi, 2007)
Best Background Score – Guru (Hindi, 2008 )
Best Composer – Guru (Hindi, 2008 )
Outstanding Achievement by an Indian in International Cinema – 2008
The best playback singer (male) award was bagged by Shaan for ‘Jab se tere naina’ from ‘Saawariya’. Veteran Javed Akhtar was named the best lyricist for ‘Om Shanti Om’, which also garnered awards for best special effects (Red Chillies Entertainment), best art direction (Sabu Cyril), best costume design (Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Sanjeev Mulchandani) and best makeup.
The award for best screenplay was won jointly by Anurag Basu (‘Life in a Metro’) and Jaideep Sahni (‘Chak De! India’). ‘Chak De! India’ also took home the trophy for best cinematography. Imtiyaz Ali was named the best dialogs writer for ‘Jab We Met’.