A very Happy 49th Birthday to the music maestro A.R. Rahman! Your music is life for souls, heartbeat to hearts, blood in veins, soothing to ears and rejuvenating for minds. Your songs are sure enough to drag anyone’s feet to the dance floor and break a leg! I have thoroughly enjoyed my childhood humming to the most of the captivating songs of yours.
You are an inspiration to all the aspiring singers, music directors, music composers,music lovers and fans across the globe.
From Roja, Bombay, Iruvar, Minsara Kanavu, Thiruda Thiruda, Dil Se.., Alaipayuthe, Kannathil Muthamittal, Taal, Lagaan, Swades, Rang De Basanti, Guru, Jodhaa Akbar to Slumdog millionaire, 100 foot journey, your songs have mesmerized the world and are the essential playlists on everyone’s walkmans/ ipods! The oscar win for “Jai Ho” put India in the forefront in the musical world!
Few of my personal favorites include:
Roja – Kadhal Rojave, Chinna Chinna asai
Bombay – Humma Humma
Minsaru Kanavu – Title track, Poo Pookum Oosai, Strawberry Kannae,
Thiruda Thiruda – Veerapandi Kotayyile, Chandralekha
Dil se – Title track, Ye Ajnabi, Chaiyya Chaiyya, Jiya Jale
Alaipayuthe – Title track, Pachchai Nirame, Kadhal Sadugudu, Maangalyam, September Madham
Kannathil Muthamittal – title track
Taal – Title track, Ishq Bina
Lagaan – Chale chao, Mitwa, Ghanan Ghanan, Radha kaise na jale
Swades – Yuhi Chala
Rang de basanti – Title track, Khalbali, Masti ki Paatshala,
Jodha Akbar – Jashn-E-Bahaara, Khwaja Mere Khwaja
Slumdog Millionaire – Jai Ho!