Late news roundup continues! I saw this one on Slashfilm on Friday, but MTV broke it on Thursday: the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight’s increasingly snowballing Oscar contender. I don’t write a lot about soundtracks here because I find most orchestral scores to be fucking snoozefests, but Slumdog composer A R Rahman combines Indian music and hip hop in a really exciting sound. I walked out of the screening of the movie really hoping Searchlight would be handing the soundtrack out.
Well, the soundtrack wasn’t even ready when I saw the film. In fact, it’s going to be coming out this week – but online only. You’ll likely find it on iTunes and other etailers on Tuesday, while the physical CD will be out December 23rd.
Here’s the complete track listing. That last song is the wonderful dance number that closes out the movie.
1. “O… Saya” Performed by A R Rahman & M.I.A.
2. “Riots” by A R Rahman
3. “Mausam & Escape” by A R Rahman
4. “Paper Planes” Performed by M.I.A.
5. “Paper Planes” DFA REMIX Performed by M.I.A.
6. “”Ringa Ringa” by A R Rahman featuring Alka Yagnik & Ila Arun
7. “Liquid Dance” by A R Rahman featuring Palakkad Sriram & Madhumitha
8. “Latika’s Theme” by A R Rahman featuring Suzanne
9. “Aaj Ki Raat” Performed by Sonu Nigam, Mahalaxmi Lyer & Alisha Chinoi
10. “Millionaire” by A R Rahman featuring Madhumitha
11. “Gangsta Blues” by A R Rahman featuring BlaaZe & Tanvi Shah
12. “Dreams on Fire” by A R Rahman featuring Suzzanne
13. “Jai Ho” by A R Rahman featuring Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah & Mahalaxmi Iyer