People Like Us – Soundtrack Review


Rahman has done a few Hollywood films, but to me this is one of his best. Not because the music was varied or path breaking but because it did what it has to do. A film like People like us deserved a warm soothing soundtrack that does not distract the audience from the feel of the movie. Rahman just delivers that. It is probably the first true Hollywood soundtrack for Rahman. (Slumdog Millionaire was based in India, 127 Hours was pretty much non existent)

The soundtrack makes you feel rather than listen. Its like  the score was tailor made as a typically American drama, However Rahman makes sure that his touch was felt. Especially in the whistling and trampoline sounds. Probably Rahman has done a cue to cue soundtrack it is evident in the crab cracking scene.

The theme and the song Dotted Line by Liz Phair is the tune that will be lingering with you for a long time. The music is melacholic and ensures that you have a lump in the throat as you listen to the end credits aka Dotted Line by Liz Phair. Prorbaly thats what the Alex, Rahman and Liz Phair meant to do. It works big time.

People Like Us – A.R. Rahman
New York To L.A. – A.R. Rahman
Dad’s Studio – A.R. Rahman
Dad’s Shaving Kit – A.R. Rahman
Following Frankie – A.R. Rahman
Frankie’s Burning Desire – A.R. Rahman
Beat The Living – A.R. Rahman
Welcome To People – A.R. Rahman
Mom – A.R. Rahman
Tacos – A.R. Rahman
Discount Prom Dress – A.R. Rahman
Airport Adventures – Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll
Six Rules – A.R. Rahman
Breakfast for Mom / Just Be People – A.R. Rahman
Crab Drumming / Finding Sam – A.R. Rahman
I Am Your Brother – A.R. Rahman
Family Pictures – A.R. Rahman
Dotted Line – Liz Phair



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