Academy Museum to celebrate Indian cinema and music


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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will celebrate the ‘vibrant world’ of Indian cinema and its music. The Academy Museum, in its latest social media post, announced an event celebrating the “musical mastery” of RRR (2022), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and Lagaan (2001).

“On Saturday, May 18th, at 6:30pm, immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Indian cinema as we celebrate the musical mastery of RRR (2022), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and Lagaan (2001). Experience the soundscapes of these iconic films, followed by a captivating live tabla and dance performance by Bollypop and Sadubas, offering their unique reinterpretation of the music from all three movies,” the caption on the post read.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is a film museum opened in 2021 located in Los Angeles, California. The first large-scale museum of its kind in the US, it houses more than 13 million objects and is dedicated to the history, science, and cultural impact of the film industry.

The track Naatu Naatu from RRR won Best Song at last year’s Academy Awards.  In 2009, the film Slumdog Millionnaire swept the Oscars. It won in categories such as Best Director for Danny Boyle, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing for Resul Pookutty and AR Rahman won the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Jai Ho. Lagaan was again a musical gem, released in 2001, which showed the story of a small village burdened not just by drought but also by the heavy taxes imposed on them by the British empire.

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