A R Rahaman wins Hearts.....Jai Ho !

Rahman wins Hearts not Oscars!

JAI HO! Bharath maa ki...jisne aisa supooth ko janam diya. Bharath ka naam roshan kiya! Sab ka dil mein bus gaya!

Who hasn’t liked the song “ Chaiyya Chaiyya” of the Bollywood movie ‘ Dil se’ in 1998? It was then a superhit song from A.R.Rahman. It stood 9th in BBC World Service top 10 songs of all time. It also fetched him the famous Filmfare Best Music Director Award. Today, it ‘s the same Rahman, famous Indian music director who has won Oscar, the most prestigious award at the international level. It is like winning an Olympic gold at the games. Rahman’s Oscar win has not only quenched the thirst for Oscars for the nation like India but also turned spotlight on Rakesh Mehra’s ‘Delhi 6’ which is also a score by musical genius.


A. R. Rahman with oscars

Jai Ho! Slum dog's hit number

In the early 90’s Rahman entered the arena by producing hit songs for Tamil film “Roja”. He won the National Award for Best Music Direction and won many hearts.

His first movie in Hindi was Rangeela in 1995. The Tamil Nadu distributor of Rangeela did away with the actors name altogether from the posters and replaced them with a mugshot of Rahman with the catchline.The first original score of A.R.Rahman in Hindi.


Pic from Slumdog Millionare

Maa Tuje Salaam!

Music for coming Bond Movie by Rahman :

 According to some news agencies, Barbara Broccoli has approached Danny Boyle to direct the 23rd James Bond film and that A.R. Rahman would score the music in his movie. If this is true then sky is the limit for Rahaman.

Aishwarya Rai, Bollywood actress

Aishwarya, A fan of Rahman:

Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that she has always been a fan of double-Oscar winner AR Rahman, and feels fortunate that maximum of her films featured maestro’s music.

“Working with Rahman has been an absolute pleasure. It's not just from Taal to Guru , but it''s from Iruvar till Ravana “ . In fact, maximum of my films have enjoyed the music of Rahman and as a music lover and fan, I have always admired his music and he is a gifted musician,” Rai said, while addressing a press conference in Kolkata.

Rahman sings from heart

Rahman in the movie industry

Allah Rakha Rahman was born on January 6th,1967 in Chennai, Tamilnadu state of India. His birth name is A. S. Dilip Kumar. As an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer, he has won 13 Filmfare Awards, 4 National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, 2 Academy Awards, 2 Oscar awards and 2 Grammy awards.

As Rahman worked in India's various film industries of various languages, international films and theatre, by the year 2003, in his successful career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and sound tracks worldwide. Also, sold over 200 million cassettes making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. Rahman's name has become popular all over the world with the success of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. He not only created a very good identity in the outer world but also created a well-known image from India and its culture.

With wife Saira

Happy man with wife Saira Rahman
Happy man with wife Saira Rahman

Makes a name for himself

Rahman has few very popular nick-names. They are "The Mozart of Madras" and "Isai Puyal" which means ‘Musical Maestro’ in Tamil language. He is also known as the "John Williams" of Indian Film Industry.

Oscar winner

Delighted after winning Oscars
Delighted after winning Oscars

Grammy to Rahman

Grammy award winner
Grammy award winner

Song from Dil se

Rehman's music direction :

List of movies that have Rahman's Music direction:

1992 Roja

Yodha

1993 Pudhiya Mugam

Gentleman

Kizhakku Cheemayile

Uzhavan

Thiruda Thiruda

1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu

Super Police

Duet

May Madham

Kadhalan

Pavithra

Karuththamma

Pudhiya Mannargal

Manitha Manitha

Gangmaster

1995 Bombay

Indira

Rangeela

Muthu

1996 Love Birds

Indian Kadhal Desam

Fire

Mr. Romeo

1997 Anthimanthaarai

Minsara Kanavu (Sapnay)

Iruvar

Daud: Fun On The Run

Ratchagan

Mona Lisa

Vishwavidhaata

Kabhi Na Kabhi

1998 Jeans

Dil Se (Uyire)

Earth

Doli Saja Ke Rakhna

1999 En Swasa Kaatre

Padayappa

Kadhalar Dhinam

Taal

Sangamam

Jodi

Takshak

Mudhalvan

Taj Mahal

2000 Pukar

Alaipayuthey

Kandukondain Kandukondain

Fiza

Rhythm

Thenali

Zubeidaa

2001 One 2 Ka 4

Nayak: The Real Hero

Love You Hamesha

Lagaan

Star

Parthale Paravasam

2002 Alli Arjuna

Kannathil Muthamittal

The Legend of Bhagat Singh

Baba

Kadhal Virus

Saathiya

2003 Parasuram

Boys

Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Enakku 20 Unakku 18

Kangalal Kaithu Sei

Tehzeeb

2004 Udhaya

Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Lakeer - Forbidden Lines

Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

Aayitha Ezhuthu

Yuva

New

Naani

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa

Swades

Kisna - The Warrior Poet

2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Mangal Pandey - The Rising

Anbe Aaruyire

Water

2006 Rang De Basanti

Sillunu Oru Kaadhal

Varalaru

2007 Guru

Provoked

Sivaji: The Boss

Azhagiya Thamizh Magan

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

2008 Jodhaa Akbar

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

ADA: A Way of Life

Sakkarakatti

Yuvvraaj

Ghajini

Slumdog Millionaire

2009 Delhi 6


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