AR Rahman's Musical Magic: Celebrating The Maestro On His 57th Birthday!
AR Rahman's Musical Magic: Celebrating The Maestro On His 57th Birthday!

As the musical storm, AR Rahman turns another year older, it’s time to immerse ourselves in the soul-stirring melodies that have defined his illustrious career spanning over three decades. The maestro, known as the “Mozart of Madras” and “Isai Puyal,” has not only conquered hearts in India but has also left an indelible mark on the global music scene. As we celebrate his 57th birthday, let’s dive into some of his timeless compositions that continue to enchant music lovers worldwide.

A Few From The Best Of AR Rahman

Tu Hi Re – Bombay (1995)

In the romantic realm of AR Rahman’s creations, “Tu Hi Re” from the film Bombay holds a special place. Sung by Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy, this timeless melody beautifully captured the on-screen magic between Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala.

Yeh Haseen Vadiyan – Roja (1992)

Stepping back to the early ’90s, “Yeh Haseen Vadiyan” from Roja, sung by Chithra and SP Balasubrahmanyam, transports us to a world of romance. The visuals featuring Madhoo and Arvind Swamy add an extra layer of magic to this enchanting composition.

Hai Rama – Rangeela (1995)

“Rangeela” brought us the soulful “Hai Rama,” a song of love and longing. Sung by Swarnalatha and Hariharan, this musical masterpiece featuring Jackie Shroff and Urmila Matondkar became an instant favourite among listeners.

Chaiyya Chaiyya – Dil Se (1998)

A pop-folk sensation that defies time, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Dil Se showcased Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora dancing atop a moving train. Sung by Sapna Awasthi and Sukhwinder Singh, this track remains etched in the memories of music enthusiasts.

Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar (2011)

In the realm of Sufi music, “Kun Faya Kun” stands as a gem from the film Rockstar. AR Rahman, along with Javed Ali and Mohit Chauhan, delivered a melodious and heart-touching composition that perfectly complements Ranbir Kapoor’s on-screen journey.

Rang De Basanti – Rang De Basanti (2006)

The title track of the film Rang De Basanti, sung by Daler Mehndi and K S Chitra, resonates with patriotism. Featuring Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, and Alice Patten, this song remains a powerful anthem.

Agar Tum Saath Ho – Tamasha (2015)

A soul-stirring melody portraying love and conflict, “Agar Tum Saath Ho” from Tamasha features the vocal prowess of Arijit Singh and Alka Yagnik. The emotionally charged lyrics by Irshad Kamil, coupled with AR Rahman’s music, make this song a fan favourite.

Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Undoubtedly one of Rahman’s most successful and acclaimed compositions, “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire features a fusion of Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, and English lyrics. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Vijay Prakash, and Tanvi Shah, the song won Rahman both the Academy Award and the Grammy Award for Best Original Song.

Tum Tak – Raanjhanaa (2013)

A romantic masterpiece, “Tum Tak” from Raanjhanaa features the vocals of Javed Ali, Keerthi Sagathia, and Pooja AV. The sweet and charming love song, set against the backdrop of Varanasi and featuring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor, won Rahman the Mirchi Music Award for Best Song of the Year.

Maa Tujhe Salaam – Vande Mataram (1997)

A patriotic anthem, “Maa Tujhe Salaam”, from Rahman’s non-film album Vande Mataram pays tribute to the motherland. Sung and penned by Rahman himself, this stirring composition became the largest-selling Indian non-film album globally, solidifying Rahman’s impact beyond the realms of cinema.


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