A R Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice

Jul 11, 2017 15:06 IST

A R Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Award - Public ChoiceAcademy Award winning composer and music maestro A R Rahman in July 2017 has been shortlisted for the World Soundtrack Award – Public Choice.

The music maestro was shortlisted for the development of the music for the British-Indian historical film Viceroy’s House that was directed by British filmmaker of Indian origin Gurinder Chadha.

In 2011, A R Rahman won the World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice for the movie 127 Hours.

Viceroy’s House stars ace actors like Huma Qureshi, Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson and late actor Om Puri.

The film will release as 'Partition: 1947' in India on 18 August 2017. The movie is based on the final days of British rule over India.

The plot of the film is set in the Viceroy House and tries to show what occurred inside the house as Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, oversees the transfer of power from the British to Indians.

About World Soundtrack Award - Public Choice

The Public Choice Award for the Best Score of the Year is awarded by the World Soundtrack Academy.

Each year, the general public votes for the nominees and the award is presented at the annual World Soundtrack Awards.

In 2016, the International Film Music Critics Association partnered with the World Soundtrack Academy in choosing the shortlist of nominees.

The five nominees receiving the most votes became the final candidates for the award, with the winner announced at the awards gala.

In 2016, the award was won by Carter Burwell for the movie Carol.

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