Completely happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Revisiting the veteran director’s finest collaborations with AR Rahman – regional films

Ever since their first union ‘Roja’, the stellar combo of Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman has delivered a number of prodigious albums throughout languages. Regardless that current compositions of Rahman with the veteran filmmaker sound distinctive and have earned the identical love from audiences, there’s one thing particular about their preliminary collaborations. On the ace filmmaker’s 64th birthday, we check out 5 of his finest collaborations with Rahman.


AR Rahman, fondly referred to as because the Mozart of Madras, made his composing debut on this movie and rendered seven splendid tracks. This album, which continues to be thought-about certainly one of Rahman’s finest works, was listed in Time journal’s “10 Finest Soundtracks” of all time. Vairamuthu’s sweeping lyrics – ‘Pudhu Vellai Mazhai’ for love, Kaadhal Rojave’ for longing, ‘Thamizha Thamizha’ for patriotism – make the album an all-time favorite with an eclectic vary of tunes and considerate lyrics.


Thiruda Thiruda

With eight tracks, this comedy thriller has many fascinating info. Rahman has employed a capella (in depth instrumental use of human voices), a musical innovation in mainstream movie music, for the songs ‘Thee Thee’ and ‘Rasaathi’. Whereas the techno-pop heavy ‘Chandralekha’ in Anupama’s vocals continues to be mind-boggling, the grand orchestration fashion in ‘Veerapandiya Kotiyle’ will go away you in awe.



The soundtrack of Bombay created a revolution of types within the 90s. Whereas it achieved the staggering feat of turning into the biggest promoting Indian album of all time, the inclusion of the soundtrack within the prestigious abroad publication The Guardian’s ‘1000 Albums To Hear Earlier than You Die’ was the icing on the cake. Vairamuthu’s line “Madham Ennum Madham Oayattum” from the tune ‘Malarodu Malar’ fantastically encapsulates the movie’s storyline which is predicated on the controversy surrounding the demolition of Babri Masjid by Hindus.


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Uyire / Dil Se

Dil Se was the primary Indian movie to enter the highest 10 in the UK field workplace charts. The insanely in style ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ (Thaiyya Thaiyya) gained an entry into BBC’s ballot on ‘High 10 Songs of All-Time’ and likewise bought featured within the Hollywood crime thriller ‘Inside Man’. This album was a smashing hit and has gained a cult standing in Tamil viewers’s jukebox ever since.


Kannathil Muthamittal

Kannathil Muthamittal, even after so a few years, stays as one of the crucial affecting albums from the collaboration of Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman. With lyrically enchanting tunes, Rahman delivered a really world-class album. It might not be an exaggeration to name it as his finest work until date for Mani Ratnam. Vairamuthu’s lyrics and MSV’s vocals for the tune ‘Vidai Kondu Engal Naade’ will transfer anybody to tears and finest depicts the agony of Sri Lankan Tamils heart-wrenchingly. Within the tune ‘Oru Dheivam Thanda Poove’, Vairamuthu has skilfully weaved paradoxical lyrics in an intriguing style.


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