13 January 2009

From Roja to Golden Globe

The Mozart of Madras has made it yet another time and this time around its something exceptional, The First Indian to receive a Golden Globe and what a pleasant birthday gift he could ever ask for!!

Celebrating AR Rahman's Triumph at the Golden Globe.....

Conquering billions of hearts, unifying the world and setting a benchmark with his style of music, A R Rahman had once again proved that Music has no language or regional barriers. With an extraordinary debut as a music director for the film Roja for which he was awarded the National Film Award this man showed that he possessed a terrific talent and that certainly drew the attention of many directors and he never left them a chance to regret!!
Yes coz most of Rahman's songs are such a great box office hits that you find the freshness in the songs though you hear them the hundredth time!!

His first soundtrack Roja was listed in TIME's "Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time" in 2005

After the fabulous debut, the next biggest hit from Rahman which comes to my mind is Bombay
Bombay's music is such a fantastic compilation that it was featured in Lord of War starring Nicolas Cage(The track "Bombay Theme" from the soundtrack is an instrumental orchestral piece composed, arranged and conducted by A. R. Rahman). By the way the film itself is so touching that I must admit it is one of the greatest ever from the Indian Film Industry.

Some of his finest works include Gentleman, Rangeela, Minsaara Kanavu, Jeans, Dil se, Lagaan, The Legend of Bhagath Singh, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Boys, Water, Rang De Basanti, Jodha Akbar, Slumdog Millionare etc..

Not just films Rahman had composed many Albums and the one album that instantly comes to any Indian's mind is Vande Mataram by Rahman produced by Bharath bala. Whether it is the energetic Maa Thujhe Salaam sung by Rahman or the soft Revival a poignant rendition of Vande Mataram by Anuradha, Sujatha, Kalyani Menon and Seema, the deft orchestration and the precision audio mixing, a mark of Rahman's music, catch the attention of anyone who is interested in music.

Here is the International Award List

  • 1995 - Malaysian Award (Malaysia)
    • Contributions to music
  • 1995 - Mauritius National Award (Mauritius)
    • Contributions to music

Finally before I end, I like to congratulate Rahman on his success and also wish him the best at the Oscars. Lets hope Rahman bags an Oscar as well!!! :)

A.R Rahman's Official Website


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