Sunday, February 22, 2009

A.R.Rahman

From 5:32 Wonder Balloon in DD, as a side act to Rocket Ramanathan & Vivek, to the Oscar awards center stage alongside names like Peter Gabriel - it has been an incredible journey. Growing up in the 90s A.R.R and Sachin Tendulkar were synonymous with youth and the new found liberation. This certainly wasn't his best work by any stretch of imagination. But it is testimony to all the joy and the new sounds he has given us over the years. He changed the way music was done in India. In an Oscars that was as predictable as the days of the week, he was nominated for a movie that was cruel and conflicting to a die-hard fan of ARR. However, all that aside, the heart swelled in love as he said "ella pugazhum iraivanukke". What a truly great moment!