Kolkata all set to rock to Rahman beats.

14 11 2009

Come Saturday,November 14 2009 and music lovers are in for a star-studded treat. A R Rahman will be in town with an entourage that reads like the who’s-who of Bollywood playback music.

Kolkata A R Rahman Jai Ho

The winner of two Oscars has some great plans up his sleeves, and helping him conjure a magical evening at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan will be some of the country’s best singers Sadhana Sargam, Hariharan, Javed Ali, Rashid Ali, Shweta Pandit and Neeti Mohan, not to mention renowned percussionist Sivamani.

The thousands of Rahman fans who will turn up for the evening are certain to be mesmerized at the concert organised by the Liver Foundation, West Bengal, which will build a liver hospital in the city from the proceeds of the ticket sales. During a trip to Kolkata on October 13, his first to the city since winning the Oscars, the music genius signed guitars which will be auctioned off within a few days.

The revenue so raised, too, will be spent on building the hospital. Most paintings and portraits creations of Liver Foundation vice-president Kalyan Bose that Rahman signed during that visit have been auctioned at a gala dinner.

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A R Rahman thrills Calicut to the helm

7 05 2009

At least more than fifty thousand of the Keralites was mesmerized by a show of a life time, when Maestro A R Rahman came up with his pack of the best for premiere of the ‘Jai Ho’ show, here at the Corporation Stadium, Calicut. The euphoric atmosphere at the venue lasted for around four hours, with the crowd ARR sings O Sayacheering with thunderous applause’s for the maestro, his singers and his troupe in every intervals.

The galleries were getting filled even before four p.m, hours before the function, to witness one of the best of the shows of the nation. Even with a little over priced ticket rates, the natives of Calicut thus once again proved beyond any doubts that they are the best of the hosts, be it for music of Football.

A.R. Rahman made a dramatic entry to the concert stage just before eight, singing “O Saya” his Oscar nominated song, to kick off his world tour following two Oscars. In his soft voice he also thanked the support of his fans and expressed this happiness for being in the state where he was longing to perform for the last 15 years.

It was perhaps an experience of a lifetime for over 40,000-music lovers as Oscar winning music maestro A R Rahman launched his worldwide ‘Jai Ho’ tour here, holding them enthralled with a range of popular hits from Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam movies.

It was a musical extravaganza this Kerala town has never seen before as music lovers from across the world thronged the corporation stadium last night to see their idol perform for the first time after winning a double Oscar for his score in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.

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Yuvvraaj Music Review ~ Boss Back at Work

24 10 2008

So after much anticipation and hype, the music of Yuvvraaj is out. Music Maestro Rahman and Show Man Subhash Ghai ties up again in Yuvvraaj after eight long years, in short they are back after Taal. Taal was indeed a musical success and it is said that a cassette of Taal was sold every minute in Indian Streets at that time.

So is anyone expecting another Taal ? Indeed don’t, because this musical score is extremely a different try from Rahman. Because Yuvvraaj is inspired in soul and element from European and Indian classical as well as Rahman’s exclusive library of imagination. After hearing the score, one can strongly say that all songs are strictly based on it script. If Ghai could give imaginative identity to the picturization of the songs, then a sure chart buster album is in the charts.

Main hoon Yuvvraaj

The soundtrack opens with Main hoon Yuvvraaj, designed as a dialog monologue in Salman Khan’s weird accent. The instrumentation of the song is based on 5th Beethoven Symphony performed by The Chennai String Orchestra. The track is nothing but to show Salman’s bad boy role in the movie.

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Rahman’s Sakkarakatti ~ Music Review

18 07 2008

Taxi Taxi

Rahman strikes back with a foot tapping number again. Blaaze’s English rapping and Viviane Chaix’s French Lyrics add ice on the sugar cube. “il faut que je me depeche parce qu’on m’attend au chennai il faut que j’aille prendre le taxi à Paris”. I wonder how Rahman can add a French Lyrics to a Tamil song. He has added Arabic Lyrics in “Khalbali”, English Lyrics for most of his songs and I think this is the first time he has tried out French. Any how it has come out well and goes along with the song. Benny dayal’s sounds suits very much for the song. Its my second favorite song in the album. Jodha akbar fame Javed Ali has also sung in this song. I’ll not wonder if I hear people singing this song outside Railway station or Airport, calling for a Taxi. A Very good number.

Marudaani

Ahh Goosebumps. My favorite !! Song begins with heavy beats. This song is soo soothing and I fell love with it, when I first hear it. Madhusree’s voice is creating magic all over in the song. If you are looking for a love anthem after “Munbe Vaa”, then here is the next gift from Rahman. Do you remember Rahmans “Yelelo” humming in Roja ? That’s it. Did it create Goosebumps to you ? Then this song will also do the same. Now My Ipod is counting this song as 220th time and it will keep on counting. Its a must hear song. Go ahead, buy this CD. This song is worth for your money.

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Sakkarakatti music release on July 11 ~ 2008

20 06 2008

After many expectations, the musical score of A R Rahman for the film ‘Sakkarakatti’ will hit the rack of audio stores by July 11. The film has been under the making over for a long period of time. Debutant Kalaprabhu, son of veteran producer Kalaipuli S Thanu commences his directorial venture with this film and it features Director-Actor Bhagyaraj’s son Santhanu in lead role. Isha and Vedhika will be playing female lead roles in the film.

Though not for the entire song, A R Rahman hummed up with his enchanting tune for a song rendered by Madushri. Rahman has also adopted two songs from his earlier movie to Sakarakatti. The two hit songs will be adopted from the movie “Meenaxi”. The song “Chinnamma Chilakamma” and “Yeh Rishta” will be converted to tamil. It is really good to know that two unnoticed songs from Meenaxi is being used in this movie by the maestro. Hopefully we can also expect some peppy numbers on the other tracks too.

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Ar Rahman stole a million hearts in Dubai

22 04 2008

It was a magical evening. A full moon night, a cricket stadium full of music lovers and a programme full of talented performers and hit songs. Fans expected a lot from A. R. Rahman and the music maestro lived up to those expectations at A. R. Rahman – Live in Concert held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Starting with his recent Bollywood hits Masti Ki Pathshala, Jashn-e-Bahara and Rubaroo, Rahman took the audience on a wonderful musical journey that included his current hits and old favorites from Bollywood and South Indian films.
There was no time wasted in announcing songs or singers as the show moved seamlessly from one number to the next. And there was no need either for announcements because the audience recognized every number as soon as the first note was played and greeted every song with rapturous applause.
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