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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A.R.Rahman’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ & Oscar nomination

A.R.Rahman needs no introduction. He is, now-a-days, on top of the world with the Oscar nomination of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ which is a rags to riches story where it depicts of a boy growing up in the slums of Mumbai. The film coincides with the rise of Rahman from nowhere to number one status by passion, perseverance and persistence. He suffered several personal and financial hardships right from his childhood before reaching the top slot.

The film bagged 10 Oscar nominations which is a great achievement for Indian film industry – Bollywood and India as a whole. In the past, only heroes took credit for the success of most of the films. Gradually, due to the growing professionalism, the directors, choreographers, producers and music directors, editors, designers and all other key players are getting equally focused, respected, recognized and branded. It is positive sign where the film industry is evolving in tune with global standards.

Link your talents with skills for success:

Every individual is born with a set of talents. But very few realize and tap. Talents are inborn which one acquires through heredity. Individuals rarely look deep within and diagnose what they have. They ape others just because others are successful. That leads to most of the failures. Individuals can never succeed just by copying or aping others.

You need to take stock of your talents into account. List out and prioritize the same. There are psychometric instruments that will help to find out the strengths and weaknesses. Once having known your talents, set your goals in tune with your mindset, toolset and skill set. It is necessary to acquire the skills on a regular basis.

Goal Setting:

Goal setting as a tool is effective when planned and executed effectively. Setting goals helps in eliminating negative thoughts from your mind. It helps you getting focused and keeps you powering towards your cherished goals. It helps you to live longer as you continuously think of reaching your goals. Simultaneously, it helps you think positively about your life thus raising your optimism and confidence. Your thoughts and actions will have to be regularly aligned towards your goals.

Skills are the abilities that can be acquired by reading, observation, practice and experience. Skills have to be tuned and honed as per your goals. Every goal needs its own way of tools to be procured. You need to pile of tools on a regular basis which will be complementary to your skills set. Finally, you need to have a strong mindset that is passionate and positive that keeps fueling your ambitions. The three sets such as mindset, tools set and skills set are the three pillars are essential for achieving anything and everything in the world.

Right blend of both innate talents with acquired skills is necessary for reaching your goals. It is essential to align your strategies regularly with your cherished goals. At times, problems arise out of external environment which can be predicted. But you need to have several plans to manage threats like Plan A, B, C, D …

Conclusion:

Success comes when you tap your hidden talents and realize. Success comes when you equip your recognized talents with your mind set, skill set and tool set. Success comes when you align all these ingredients towards your cherished goals. Finally success comes when you pursue and persevere the same tirelessly.

A.R.Rahman proved to the world that music has no geographical boundaries. Music connects the people across the world as everyone can listen and enjoy. On the contrary, language has limitations as people have to put in more efforts to understand the essence. Let us congratulate Rahman for wonderful feat. Whether he wins Oscar or not, but he made India proud by bringing Indian music to the world.


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3 comments:

sudheera said...

No words great music!

Anonymous said...

Hello Prof. M. S. Rao,

You started with a curious title, it is good beginning. But you did not make justify to the title in the article. I feel you would have more focused on the movie, A.R. Rahman or history of Oscar nominations of Indian films and their directors and producers struggling to get nominated. Also you would have focused on earlier mistakes that are become as obstacles to achieve the Oscar award from nomination.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Prof. M.S. Rao

You started with a curious title, it is good beginning. But you did not make justify to the title in the article. I feel you would have more focused on the movie, A.R. Rahman or history of Oscar nominations of Indian films and their directors and producers struggling to get nominated. Also you would have focused on earlier mistakes that are become as obstacles to achieve the Oscar award from nomination.