‘Music that feeds the soul’ is a phrase that befits Oscar award-winning musician, AR Rahman. He began his career in 1992 with Mani Ratnam’s Roja and has since composed beautiful melodies that have become a huge part of our lives.
Be it rain or sun, newfound love or heartbreak, birth or death - the 'mastero' has composed music for every occasion. Listening to him perform live is one of the best musical experiences in our life. Rahman has completed 25 years in the industry, and also, he is clelebrating his 51st birthday.
“Pudhu Vellai Mazhai” in Roja is one of the best compositions of this legend..watch the song...
It was initially just a great song, but with time and experience, the beauty of marriage between great lyrics and compositions came through. .There are many songs composed by AR Rahman that are not just evergreen but are ever-changing. That’s another thing about Rahman’s music. It is not just the melody that moves you, but also the lyrics. “Pachai Nirame” from Alaipayuthey is one such song. The song draws a poetic portrait of the woman that the singer is in love with.
Rahman has also almost always nailed the mood of a given song. There is this popular phrase, ‘Ilaiyaraaja by day, Rahman by night’ is also the fans’ way of paying homage to the two great composers. The perfect song for one to listen to at night as you sit down with a hot cup of coffee is Delhi 6’s “Rehna Tu”, probably followed by “Tu Bole Main Boloon” from Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.