Monday, February 23, 2009

Hats off to AR Rehman

Without musics, I cannot imagine my life. Though I am the worst singer (if you ask me to rate myself) on the earth, I cannot spend a single day without crooning a tune whichever comes out momentarily at my lips. Some of my favourites are no longer around, and it becomes difficult for me to single out from the new comers, to label as my favourite. Here, Rehman scores highest when singling out. Laxmikant Pyarelal has given some of the most melodious and unforgettable Hindi film songs. R.D. Burman had composed many wonderful tunes with a fusion of Western taste. Who can forget the songs composed by Khayyam? But they never got a chance to showcase their talents in the Academy history. In the 74 year old Oscar history, A.R. Rehman has finally made history. Bhanu Athaiya may be the first Indian, and some more Indians in the list as of now, but the real triumph is the one Rehman got. I became his fan when he composed the song "Nahin Samne ye alag baath hain..." for Subhash Ghai's Taal. Not all his works are genius, but once teamed up with a good Lyricist and Film Director, he can do wonders. But here in Slumdog M..., Gulzar's lyrics and Rehman's music are not at their best. So we can expect more and more Oscars and other international trophies for Rahman. Rehman Jai ho...

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