I know I've been late in posting this... But better late than never.
A.R. has won pairs of Oscars... A deserved honor who's filled life into films through his melodious music always consistent with film's theme. It made movies like Rang De Basanti, Lagaan, Roja, Swades, Dil Se, Slumdog Millionaire, Jodhaa Akbar (er... I lost count of films with his scores, the list's pretty big) express more strongly. Personally, I feel his previous scores (especially Rang De Basanti, Dil Se) were surely better than Slumdog's.
It was one of the charming event of 2009.