AR Rahman has been nominated for three categories in the 2009 Academy Awards. His composition ‘O Saya‘ is a contender for the Best Original Song award. ‘O Saya‘ was created by Rahman and MIA for the smash hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. Check out O Saya song video and lyrics here.

AR Rahman

Although, the song is not the favourite in the category, it still is a very innovative and creative piece. Rahman’s voice can be heard distinctively in the background while Sri Lankan origin rapper MIA (Maya Arulpragasam) belts out some of the lyrics with kids counting numbers and a different environment relating to the slums.

An Academy Award will certainly be a reality for Rahman in less than 24 hours.

“It would help me to do bigger things,” Rahman told the New York Times over phone from Los Angeles where he is preparing for his performance at the Oscars.

His other nomination in the same category, Jai Ho, is the favourite and has already won Rahman a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award.

The song is the first Oscar nomination for MIA also.

Check out the lyrics and the music video below:

o sayaa o

Dont Touch dont touch touch
Dont Touch dont touch touch
Dont Touch dont touch touch
don don don don dont dont

They can’t touch me
We break our friends so fast
They can’t even touch me
been that just see
Touch me i’ll show you tricks my zig zag quickly

Pick up that pack for my journey
Dont run that start to follow me
I am in a luck, some days they suck
We live by the buck
We get for the family