A R Rahman did India proudly when he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Music Score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman through this award once again proved that he indeed is a world-class composer; one who shines like a North Star’ in the sky amidst scores of composers. As a small tribute to this great composer, we have compiled a few tracks which bring out his talent and brilliance.
Rahman’s tryst with success started with Mani Ratnam’s movie Roja which catapulted him to the world of fame and won him thousands of fans in India and all over the world. The tracks of Roja became popular or rather memorable, for, Rahman brought a fresh wave of melodious music and ended a long drought for soothing and novel scores. Such was the popularity that the movie and its songs were dubbed in other languages like Hindi.
The movie kick-started Rahman’s career as a composer and music director and there was no looking back for him after Roja. He consistently produced memorable tracks in Tamil movies and many of them went on to become a hit. Gentleman, Duet, Kadhalan, Bombay were a few movies for which he composed music that went on to become runway hits.
Not only did the audience benefit from the ‘aural feast’ served by Rahman, his music also launched the careers of actors such as Prabhu Deva. Rahman gave music for the track ‘Chikubbuku Railey’ through which Prabhu Deva showcased his dancing skills.
The greatness of AR Rahman lies in the fact that he sends the word monotony into oblivion as far as composing music goes. From his very first movie, he presented an array of genres in his compositions which were not only pleasing to the ear but also soothing. If it was the peppy number ‘Rukumani Rukumani‘ and ‘Hamma‘ in Bombay, then it was ‘Tu hi Rey‘ (Uyire in Tamil) and ‘Kehna hi kya‘ in the very same movie which was hailed for their melody and composition.
Rahman proved that he is a man for all seasons through movies like 1947 Earth whose tracks were received for the plain melody. In 1947 Earth, despite being bereft of fusion and percussion, the music was simply brilliant and struck a chord the instant one heard them. Tracks such as ‘Dheemi Dheemi’ and ‘Rut aa gayi’ are simply superb and transports the listener to the past. (The movie is set in 1947)
The felicity with which Rahman gives diverse music within one movie goes to show his musical brilliance and the genius that he is! Over the years, accolades and laurels have become a part of his life. 2009 would be special for him as he bagged his first Golden Globe award for the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
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Movies in which AR Rahman gave music are countless and it becomes difficult to say which one is better than others, so we at WittySparks compiled a list of some popular tracks to which AR Rahman gave music. Hope this small collection gives you a snapshot of this genius and his musical journey! Hope you enjoy listening to and watching these songs.
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Good Luck A R Rahman :)