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Birthday Bumps: AR Rahman at his best

Movies | Letty Mariam Abraham | February 26, 2015, 11:11 pm
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1/ 25
 The title itself creates the vibration. Subhash Ghai's hit flick comprised of some awesome songs. Be it slow or fast paced the songs remained in the fore memory of every listener. Concentrating a lot more on melody and subtle tones, Rahman creates another benchmark. Our favourite pick would be 'Nahin Saamne' and 'Ishq Bina' (Sad Version).
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The title itself creates the vibration. Subhash Ghai's hit flick comprised of some awesome songs. Be it slow or fast paced the songs remained in the fore memory of every listener. Concentrating a lot more on melody and subtle tones, Rahman creates another benchmark. Our favourite pick would be 'Nahin Saamne' and 'Ishq Bina' (Sad Version).

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2/ 25
 Wow! Songs come and go but none has ever created the effect Roja has and still continues to create. Without doubt our favourite pick is 'Yeh Haseen Vaadiyaan'. The music makes you feel on top of the mountain as its picturisation. The song creates magic and one would stop doing everything just to listen to it.
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Wow! Songs come and go but none has ever created the effect Roja has and still continues to create. Without doubt our favourite pick is 'Yeh Haseen Vaadiyaan'. The music makes you feel on top of the mountain as its picturisation. The song creates magic and one would stop doing everything just to listen to it.

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3/ 25
 The album is a perfect blend of both slow and fast paced numbers. It's stirring and carries a sweetness of its own backed by powerful lyrics. Our favourite pick from the album is 'Tu Hi Toh Mera Dost Hai'. The music, starting on a simple note, is soft eventually developing into a dreamy tune that will undoubtedly leave you spellbound.
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The album is a perfect blend of both slow and fast paced numbers. It's stirring and carries a sweetness of its own backed by powerful lyrics. Our favourite pick from the album is 'Tu Hi Toh Mera Dost Hai'. The music, starting on a simple note, is soft eventually developing into a dreamy tune that will undoubtedly leave you spellbound.

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4/ 25
 The film was a remake of the Tamil superhit filmm 'Alai Payuthey'. The music in both the films was given by the maestro A.R. Rahman. The music picked up like a rage and added to the chemistry between Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherji. Truly we like all the songs, but if we have to choose it would be 'Mangalyam' and 'Humdum Suniyore'.
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The film was a remake of the Tamil superhit filmm 'Alai Payuthey'. The music in both the films was given by the maestro A.R. Rahman. The music picked up like a rage and added to the chemistry between Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherji. Truly we like all the songs, but if we have to choose it would be 'Mangalyam' and 'Humdum Suniyore'.

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5/ 25
 The music of the younger generation: its fast, energetic and makes you sit up and take notice. The lyrics and the music aptly portrays the thoughts and behaviour of gen 'Y'. Rahman taps into the energy of the youth and makes an album worth a listen. Our favourite pick is 'Secret of Success' for its music and 'Dating' for its music and lyrics.
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The music of the younger generation: its fast, energetic and makes you sit up and take notice. The lyrics and the music aptly portrays the thoughts and behaviour of gen 'Y'. Rahman taps into the energy of the youth and makes an album worth a listen. Our favourite pick is 'Secret of Success' for its music and 'Dating' for its music and lyrics.

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6/ 25
 The film may have fared poorly at the BO but the music was definitely impressive. Rahman delivers six beautiful songs for the album. One of which we pick as our favourite: 'Ajooba' sung by Hariharan and Sadhana, the music is melodious and the lyrics are truly romantic. The song is a visual treat as well as one gets a glimpse of the seven wonders of the world.
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The film may have fared poorly at the BO but the music was definitely impressive. Rahman delivers six beautiful songs for the album. One of which we pick as our favourite: 'Ajooba' sung by Hariharan and Sadhana, the music is melodious and the lyrics are truly romantic. The song is a visual treat as well as one gets a glimpse of the seven wonders of the world.

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7/ 25
 The lyrics and the composition is both A.R.Rahman's handiwork. The song pulls at your heart strings with its meaning and soft but fresh music.
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The lyrics and the composition is both A.R.Rahman's handiwork. The song pulls at your heart strings with its meaning and soft but fresh music.

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8/ 25
 Not only by audio but also the video makes this album a megahit. A.R. Rahman gives a very vibrant and unique style in the composition of the songs. Our favourite pick is 'Magta Hai Kya' and 'Tanha Tanha'.
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Not only by audio but also the video makes this album a megahit. A.R. Rahman gives a very vibrant and unique style in the composition of the songs. Our favourite pick is 'Magta Hai Kya' and 'Tanha Tanha'.

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9/ 25
 When the album was released, the music was a big hit with songs like 'Latka Dikha Diya' and 'Telephone'. The album may not be impressive on the whole but the songs managed to garner the attention of the masses.
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When the album was released, the music was a big hit with songs like 'Latka Dikha Diya' and 'Telephone'. The album may not be impressive on the whole but the songs managed to garner the attention of the masses.

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10/ 25
 The album on the whole is an average compilation, however, the song 'Shakalaka Baby' which is a fast paced number manages to pull the audience with its beats.
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The album on the whole is an average compilation, however, the song 'Shakalaka Baby' which is a fast paced number manages to pull the audience with its beats.

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11/ 25
 A. R. Rahman's music always manages to take a film a notch higher. The story of 'Bombay' was touching and sensitive and keeping in mind the situation the composer came up with heart wrenching music. Our favourite song from the album is 'The theme of Bombay' and 'Tu Hi Re'.
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A. R. Rahman's music always manages to take a film a notch higher. The story of 'Bombay' was touching and sensitive and keeping in mind the situation the composer came up with heart wrenching music. Our favourite song from the album is 'The theme of Bombay' and 'Tu Hi Re'.

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12/ 25
 Melodious, soft and at times perky is how one would define the music of this album. The film originally made in Tamil is dubbed in Hindi. 'Chanda Re' lyrics by Javed Akhtar and playback by Hariharan and Sadhna is our favourite pick from the album.
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Melodious, soft and at times perky is how one would define the music of this album. The film originally made in Tamil is dubbed in Hindi. 'Chanda Re' lyrics by Javed Akhtar and playback by Hariharan and Sadhna is our favourite pick from the album.

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13/ 25
 The national anthem has a known tune but Rahman added his magic to the anthem. Sung my maestro singers all over India, the song takes you to another level. The perfect blend of varied voices just ads to the beauty of the anthem.
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The national anthem has a known tune but Rahman added his magic to the anthem. Sung my maestro singers all over India, the song takes you to another level. The perfect blend of varied voices just ads to the beauty of the anthem.

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14/ 25
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Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills " /> A.R. Rahman aka the god of music, celebrates his birthday today, on this occasion we list out a few of his great works that are part of our favourite collection. Before creating Vande Mataram Rahman said, "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy." The music and video of the song go hand in hand and they were indeed unique.

Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_781383"]<img class="size-full wp-image-781383" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/VandeMataram_050111_316.jpg" alt="A.R. Rahman aka the god of music, celebrates his birthday today, on this occasion we list out a few of his great works that are part of our favourite collection. Before creating Vande Mataram Rahman said, "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy." The music and video of the song go hand in hand and they were indeed unique.

Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills " />
A.R. Rahman aka the god of music, celebrates his birthday today, on this occasion we list out a few of his great works that are part of our favourite collection. Before creating Vande Mataram Rahman said, "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy." The music and video of the song go hand in hand and they were indeed unique.

Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_781383"]<img class="size-full wp-image-781383" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/VandeMataram_050111_316.jpg" alt="A.R. Rahman aka the god of music, celebrates his birthday today, on this occasion we list out a few of his great works that are part of our favourite collection. Before creating Vande Mataram Rahman said, "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy." The music and video of the song go hand in hand and they were indeed unique.

Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills " />
A.R. Rahman aka the god of music, celebrates his birthday today, on this occasion we list out a few of his great works that are part of our favourite collection. Before creating Vande Mataram Rahman said, "It had to be unlike the one played on the radio for years. I wanted a sound that would connect me with people and capture a collective energy." The music and video of the song go hand in hand and they were indeed unique.

Text: Letty Mariam Abraham / Images: Publicity Stills [/caption]

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15/ 25
 Everyone knows about Danny Boyle's creation that left a huge mark at the Oscars. A.R. Rahman won the Critics' Choice Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 2009 Oscars for this film. Need we say more? Our favourite song from the album is 'Jai Ho'.
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Everyone knows about Danny Boyle's creation that left a huge mark at the Oscars. A.R. Rahman won the Critics' Choice Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 2009 Oscars for this film. Need we say more? Our favourite song from the album is 'Jai Ho'.

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16/ 25
 Be it 'Aditi' or 'Pappu', it was definitely innovative and added that extra spring to anyone and everyone who heard it. Rahman experimented with the album by adding jazz and a lot more guitar stringing into the songs, not that we are complaining. We pick three songs from the list as our favourite 'Pappu can't dance saala' for its vibrancy, lyrics and snappy beat, 'Kahin toh' for its flow and melody, 'Tu bole' for the mix of jazz, the situation and the instruments used.
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Be it 'Aditi' or 'Pappu', it was definitely innovative and added that extra spring to anyone and everyone who heard it. Rahman experimented with the album by adding jazz and a lot more guitar stringing into the songs, not that we are complaining. We pick three songs from the list as our favourite 'Pappu can't dance saala' for its vibrancy, lyrics and snappy beat, 'Kahin toh' for its flow and melody, 'Tu bole' for the mix of jazz, the situation and the instruments used.

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17/ 25
 A.R. Rahman creates wonders after wonders and this one is no different. Add Prabhu Deva's excellent dancing skills to it and it's a guaranteed hit. Every song in the album is a wonder in itself. Even if the lyrics may not make sense, the fast paced music makes you 'want to' groove. The song 'Muqala'  is a thriller; the fast beat is accompanied by the excellent vocals of Mano and Swarnalatha and had topped the chart all over on its release.
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A.R. Rahman creates wonders after wonders and this one is no different. Add Prabhu Deva's excellent dancing skills to it and it's a guaranteed hit. Every song in the album is a wonder in itself. Even if the lyrics may not make sense, the fast paced music makes you 'want to' groove. The song 'Muqala' is a thriller; the fast beat is accompanied by the excellent vocals of Mano and Swarnalatha and had topped the chart all over on its release.

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18/ 25
 With superstar Rajnikanth in it entertainment is guaranteed. The album entirely provides a good package with fast and slow numbers. But our best pick is 'Athiradee' with terrific beats, and funky lyrics. The song stays on mind recall and continues to run on the playlist for long.
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With superstar Rajnikanth in it entertainment is guaranteed. The album entirely provides a good package with fast and slow numbers. But our best pick is 'Athiradee' with terrific beats, and funky lyrics. The song stays on mind recall and continues to run on the playlist for long.

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19/ 25
 A combination of Mani Ratnam and A.R. Rahman obviously raised the expectations of the audience. And truth be told the film lived up to it both story and musically. Rahman vocally showed his expertise in the song 'Tere Bina' which is among our favourite pick from the album. Although, the song 'Maiya Maiya' is totally intoxicating especially as it includes an Egyptian influenced composition as well.
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A combination of Mani Ratnam and A.R. Rahman obviously raised the expectations of the audience. And truth be told the film lived up to it both story and musically. Rahman vocally showed his expertise in the song 'Tere Bina' which is among our favourite pick from the album. Although, the song 'Maiya Maiya' is totally intoxicating especially as it includes an Egyptian influenced composition as well.

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20/ 25
 Indeed the songs were made from the heart and that's why it will always be counted as one of Rahman's best work. Even though the movie failed to capture the audience, the music more than made up for it. Our picks from this album would be 'Jiya Jale' and 'Satrangi Re'.
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Indeed the songs were made from the heart and that's why it will always be counted as one of Rahman's best work. Even though the movie failed to capture the audience, the music more than made up for it. Our picks from this album would be 'Jiya Jale' and 'Satrangi Re'.

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21/ 25
 With Aamir Khan in a film, every aspect of the film gets scrutanised. Not that we are complaining as long as the end result makes us happy. The film had a very earthly feel to it. The song 'Ghanan Ghanan' starts with the sound of thunder and you're immediately captivated. The song makes you feel that rain is just about to pour and such magic can only come from Rahman's music and his use of instruments.
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With Aamir Khan in a film, every aspect of the film gets scrutanised. Not that we are complaining as long as the end result makes us happy. The film had a very earthly feel to it. The song 'Ghanan Ghanan' starts with the sound of thunder and you're immediately captivated. The song makes you feel that rain is just about to pour and such magic can only come from Rahman's music and his use of instruments.

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22/ 25
 Music has no language barriers, even if you don't understand the lyrics, just the music alone can mesmerize you. The title track of the film takes the cake with its introduction and the merging of flute and guitar. We'd also like to bring to your notice the other song that caught our attention, 'Enge Enathu Kavaithai' a sad and slow composition but beautiful indeed.
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Music has no language barriers, even if you don't understand the lyrics, just the music alone can mesmerize you. The title track of the film takes the cake with its introduction and the merging of flute and guitar. We'd also like to bring to your notice the other song that caught our attention, 'Enge Enathu Kavaithai' a sad and slow composition but beautiful indeed.

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23/ 25
 Packed with two instrumental numbers and five tracks, the film's music was a sure-shot success. We pick 'Azeem-o-Shaan Shehenshah' as it gives the royal feeling with the addition of drums and trumpets. The song is visual treat as well. And our second choice is 'Jashn-e-bahaara'.
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Packed with two instrumental numbers and five tracks, the film's music was a sure-shot success. We pick 'Azeem-o-Shaan Shehenshah' as it gives the royal feeling with the addition of drums and trumpets. The song is visual treat as well. And our second choice is 'Jashn-e-bahaara'.

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24/ 25
 With just the knowledge that A.R. Rahman would be composing for the film, waiting for it becomes worthwhile. The album is a complete fusion and manages to touch the rustic core of Delhi. Our favourite pick from the album is 'Sasural Genda Phool'. Although, its also important to mention the song 'Dil gira dafatan' for the beautiful music it resonates.
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With just the knowledge that A.R. Rahman would be composing for the film, waiting for it becomes worthwhile. The album is a complete fusion and manages to touch the rustic core of Delhi. Our favourite pick from the album is 'Sasural Genda Phool'. Although, its also important to mention the song 'Dil gira dafatan' for the beautiful music it resonates.

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25/ 25
 A good thing about Rahman is that he propels unknown faces to instant fame. 'Rubaru' made Naresh Iyer an overnight superstar. Everything from story, actors, director and the music of the film was top notch. A. R. Rahman made every song with so much passion that almost all the songs was on top of the charts at least for sometime. Our pick from the album would be 'Lukka Chuppi' and 'Paathshaala'.
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A good thing about Rahman is that he propels unknown faces to instant fame. 'Rubaru' made Naresh Iyer an overnight superstar. Everything from story, actors, director and the music of the film was top notch. A. R. Rahman made every song with so much passion that almost all the songs was on top of the charts at least for sometime. Our pick from the album would be 'Lukka Chuppi' and 'Paathshaala'.

  • First Published: January 6, 2011, 1:13 am

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