Internationally renowned Indian composer AR Rahman honored in Cairo – Film – Arts & Culture

Indian composer AR Rahman (R) receives the honorary trophy from Cairo International Film Festival President Mohamed Hefzy, Sunday, November 28, 2021, Cairo Opera House

During the activities of the third day of the prestigious festival – which will continue until December 5 – a special conference was organized in the afternoon within the framework of the Industry Days of the CIFF with the famous Egyptian composer Hisham Nazih discussing the wonderful work of AR Rahman.

During the conference, Rahman, 54, expressed his excitement at being honored at such an important festival and his joy at visiting Egypt.

The composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist presented insights into his prolific career during the festival and how he integrates Eastern classics with electronic music, world genres and arrangements traditional orchestral.

Rahman – who has worked in Bollywood and other international film and theater projects, and recently established his fame as a humanitarian and philanthropist – is one of the world’s best-selling artists and best-selling composers. paid from the film industry.

After years of composing scores for documentaries and jingles for Indian TV, Rahman’s career as a film composer took off in the early 90s with the Tamil hit “Roja” which led him to write numerous scores. and songs for Tamil films, including “Bombay”, “Kadhalan”. ‘, ‘Thiruda Thiruda’ and ‘Mister.’

His big international breakthrough came after the hugely successful scores for 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire” won him Best Original Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards.

Rahman is also the winner of two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards and 13 Filmfare Awards South, in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.

Also on Sunday, a panel discussion was held on the Ramadan drama series starring Egyptian director Peter Mimi alongside screenwriter Hany Sarhan and actor Eyad Nassar, attended by numerous filmmakers and critics and led by the Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem.

Showcasing more than 111 films from 63 countries, the activities of the 43rd edition of CIFF include many world premieres, workshops and seminars, as well as a number of ceremonies honoring a number of renowned filmmakers such as the artist Egyptian veteran Nelly, Egyptian star actor Karim Abdel-Aziz, Cannes International Film Festival director Thierry Frémaux, among others.

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