A R Rahman goes unplugged in Delhi.

19 08 2009

The Golden Jubilee celebrations of Doordarshan got off to a grand start here with a live concert featuring the Oscar-winning A R Rahman apart from popular singers Hariharan and Kailash Kher. ‘A R Rahman Unplugged’ was meant to be a curtain-raiser for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations which will commence on 15 September and continue for a full year.

rahman live in delhi

Doordarshan had commenced telecasts on 15 September 1959 with a one-hour daily transmission. AR Rahman was felicitated, who won two Oscars for the music in the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, with a shawl and a memento.

Earlier, Doordarshan Director General Aruna Sharma told a news conference that the opening event will be in Mumbai on 15 September and programmes will be held in different Kendras. There will also be a concert in Delhi . In addition, there will be several discussions looking back at the growth of Doordarshan, and the final one on 15 September 2010 will examine sports evens, in view of the Commonwealth Games. She claimed that with the help of DTH and satellite TV, Doordarshan was reaching the entire country. Rahman announced that he would shortly be doing a reality show based on music with Doordarshan. K R Harish, Managing Director of Phat Phish India which put the concert together for Doordarshan, also spoke on the occasion.

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Kher had the nearly-full auditorium at the Sirifort Complex swinging to his songs as he rendered some of his own numbers and some which had been originally sung by others for Rahman. He was accompanied by his group Kailasa. Some of the numbers rendered by him included ‘Mangal Mangal Ho’, ‘Chak de Phatte’, ‘Maula’, ‘Yeh jo des hai tera’ and ‘Rang de basanti’.

He was followed by Sivamani, who enthralled the entire hall with his magical performance with percussion instruments, moving his hands from one percussion instrument to another and producing foot-tapping music.

Rahman performed on the piano as Hariharan and Sadhna Sargam sang some of the songs composed. Delhi was once again resonated with A R Rahman’s music as the Oscar winning masetro performed with acclaimed Bollywood singers at a concert here.

“It is for the first time that I am performing with such a small band and with almost no rehearsals,” Rahman said before the performance, organised to commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of Doordarshan.

The performance began with a big bang with ‘Mangal Mangal’ song by sufi singer Kailash Kher. Kher accompanied by his band, ‘Kailasa’ performed a string of his popular numbers besides songs composed by Rahman including ‘Maula mere maula,’ ‘Rang De Basanti,’ and ‘Ye jo Des hai mera.’

During his performance Kher briefly mentioned his recent visit to San Francisco where he was asked to sing a song that would represent India.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS OF THE AR RAHMAN UNPLUGGED LIVE IN DELHI

AR RAHMAN INTRO

HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL PERFORMED BY KM STUDENTS

HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL PERFORMED BY KM STUDENTS II

HINDUSTANI CLASSICAL PERFORMED BY KM STUDENTS III

TU HI RE & DHIMI DHIMI

CHAN CHANA & NAINA NEER

AY HAIRATHE ASHIQUE

BHARATH HUMKO JAANSE PYARA HAIN

THE VIDEO RIGHTS IS PURELY OWNED BY DOORDARSHAN. THE CONCERT WAS CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY FOR GUESTS INVITED BY DOORDARSHAN AND FOR PUBLIC IT WAS BROADCASTED THROUGH NATIONAL TELEVISION ON 16TH AUGUST 2009 | 9.30 PM

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8 responses

19 08 2009
Yalini

thank u…:)
clips r amazin..

hows u? keep smilin =)

19 08 2009
Kittu Mama

Hi Farsad,
I’m also a die hard fan of ARR and ur site is a reflection of all my feelings for ARR. I love his music and ARR is the soul inside me. I would love to connect with you and want to be part and share hands in being an ARR devotee 🙂

I’m very very passionate about music, though I’ve not learnt it. I try to play with my own hearing and sing a lot. I’ve setup a very small homestudio for good music recording and mixing as an hobby. I also have a dedicated Music Video page in youtube and have been posting all my works there. Please take a look and pass on your valuable suggestions. The link to all my music video is:
http://www.youtube.com/prohomestudio

I’ve also started a music from home studio website. You can take a look at that also 🙂 The link is http://www.homestudiosound.com

I would like to call and talk to you. Lets see if I can reach you. If not, you can connect with me in facebook and orkut using my gmail id prohomestudio@gmail.com

Regards,
Kitcha

20 08 2009
Umesh

I ve seen these clips fewdays back
but glad to see them agn through “rahmaniac” 🙂

all da songs r superB

20 08 2009
Aparna’s Blog » ARR Unplugged

[…] watch it only when I saw the messages in the group the next day! I finally found the time to watch the videos today and I just loved it! There should be more performances like […]

24 08 2009
Deepthi

Farzad bro please check out the video.
Its not working!

26 09 2009
shabbir

rahman i ve just one request from u i saw your image in himmesh reshamiyas old style was it original or it was done in photoshop, pls ban those images

17 10 2009
nazarudin shah

HAI FARZAD IT’S ME SHAH FROM TRIVANDRUM I WILL CALL U EVERY DAY BEFORE 2 MONTH DO U RMBR ME

20 03 2010
ankit khatik

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