AR RAHMAN

  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: How 'Hum Se Hai Muqabala' and AR Rahman's music taught an entire generation to 'take it easy' December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: At a glance, there was nothing remarkable about a thin, tall, bearded young man, who's dressed in a burqa and trying to hit on women in a bus. After getting slapped a bunch of times, he is thrown out of the bus. But only then do we get...
  • 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' review: G Vasanthabalan's film works in parts like AR Rahman's music; it doesn't do full justice to the pre-independence era November 29, 2014

    Film: 'Kaaviya Thalaivan'Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, SingampuliDirector: G VasanthabalanRating: 3/5 At the end of 'Kaaviya Thalaivan', there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a...
  • Watch: AR Rahman talks about working with Rajinikanth on 'Lingaa' November 22, 2014

    Be it songs like 'Mona Gasolina' and 'En Mannavaa', the soundtrack of 'Lingaa' is already making news. Catch Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman talk about his music in Rajinikanth's eagerly-awaited film 'Lingaa'. ...
  • Watch: Rajinikanth romance Anushka Shetty in new song 'Mona Gasolina' from the film 'Lingaa' November 17, 2014

    The first song of the much awaited film 'Lingaa' is out! Features Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty, the song 'Mona Gasolina' had been composed by AR Rahman and sung by Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah and Mano. The film has been directed by KS Ravikumar and features Sonakshi Sinha as well. ...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next September 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Working with AR Rahman for 'Kaaviya Thalaivan' is a rare privilege, says actress Vedhika Kumar September 23, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika Kumar considers working with Oscarwinning composer A.R. Rahman for the second time in upcoming Tamil drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" a "rare privilege" as everybody longs for one opportunity to work with the maestro. "I have worked with Rahman sir previously in "Sakkarakatti". I have grown up listening to...
  • Snapshot: Is that a giant safety pin holding up AR Rahman's jacket? September 17, 2014

    AR Rahman's appeared at the launch event on Ashutosh Gowarikar's new TV show 'Everest' dressed in a grey jacket neatly tucked by a giant safety pin. The composer, in spite of the bizarre fashion statement, looked dapper in the grey suit. The composer unveiled the promo and poster of the...
  • AR Rahman scores music for Ashutosh Gowariker's debut TV show 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: After the success of 'Lagaan' and 'Jodha Akbar', A R Rahman has teamed up with Ashutosh Gowariker for the director's debut television show titled 'Everest'. Rahman said that it was a privilege to work on the Star Plus show with Gowariker, whose first look was launched today. "I have worked with...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker unveils first poster, promo for his television debut 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The promo and poster of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's TV show "EVEREST" was launched here Tuesday. Codirected by Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, the Star Plus show is about the struggle of a daughter, who in order to gain her father's acceptance decides to climb the highest mountain of the world...
  • 'I' motion poster: Vikram is the beauty as well as the beast in this highlyanticipated film September 12, 2014

    Catch the first glimpse of Chiyaan Vikram's 'I' directed by Shankar. Watch the motion poster of the AR Rahman musical and get ready for September 15. ...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singersongwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pel'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend Shankar's 'Ai' music launch September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend the audio launch of Indian filmmaker Shankar's upcoming film 'Ai' here on September 15. The 67yearold 'Terminator' star shared the news with his fans in a 32second YouTube video clip. "I want to congratulate a great director Mr Shankar for making such...
  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lipsync over songs in background August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Composer AR Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same...
  • AR Rahman: It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Every year, no matter which part of the world he is in, global musical icon A.R. Rahman likes to be home for Ramadan and this year too he is in Chennai for the holy fasting. "It makes sense to come back home for the holy month of Ramzan for many...
  • Idol Chat: AR Rahman talks about his music in 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' July 5, 2014

    Musician and Indian composer AR Rahman talks about his upcoming film 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil'. Speaking to CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand he tells how different this film's music has been from the rest. ...
  • Is 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' realistic? Do urban couples still elope in circa 2014? July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Remember Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla's 1988 film 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'? The starcrossed lovers from warring families fall in love, and when their love is met with opposition, decide to run away and live happily ever after. Well, in the '80s that might have seemed like a logical...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In coversation with AR Rahman July 3, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, twotimes Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman talks about 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' in which he has composed music. ...
  • When you are in the music world, you are always young: AR Rahman July 3, 2014

    Ahead of his latest soundtrack for the film Lekar Hum Deewana dil which is a young love story starring newcomers, 48yearold AR Rahman said "when you are in the music world you are always young, that's one of the reason we never grow up." ...
  • Star struck by Michelle Obama, says AR Rahman June 28, 2014

    Twotimes Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, talks about why he is star struck by the US First Lady, Michelle Obama. ...
  • Rajinikanth shoots for 'Lingaa' June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Post the release of 'Kochadaiiyaan' Superstar Rajinikanth is busy shooting for his next film 'Lingaa' at Ramoji Film city here. Apparently the 'muhurat' shot of the movie was shot in May this year at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore. The shooting for the film is going on in full swing at...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' A.R Rahman's toughest movie May 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscarwinning composer A.R Rahman said that superstar Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' was the toughest film in his career of composing because of the importance of music in the narrative. "'Kochadaiiyaan' was one of the toughest movies to score and mix for, due to the responsibility and role music had in the...
  • AR Rahman's 'Urvashi Urvashi' inspires Will.i.am's new song 'Birthday' May 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscarwinning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's 1994 chartbuster 'Urvashi Urvashi' has inspired American singersongwriter Will.i.am's new song 'Birthday'. The 'Mozart of Madras' is excited about the creative partnership. "Excited to creatively partner with Will.i.am to recreate an early popular track of mine in a new flavour," Rahman posted on his...
  • AR Rahman's Los Angeles place defaced and vandalised May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman's Los Angeles place has been defaced, said the Oscarwinning composer today. "Vandalism at my place in LA...," Rahman tweeted yesterday along with a picture.The photograph showed certain letters written in black ink on a wall of his place.After his post, the 48yearold composer, who won two Oscars...
  • No singer who sings for AR Rahman can say they were nervous: Chinmayi Sripada May 12, 2014

    Chennai: Popular playback singer Chinmayi Sripada says her solo composition 'Idhayam' in the Tamil album for the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' was a tough one, but music composer A R Rahman made things easy. "I wasn't nervous when I sang it. No singer who sings for Rahman sir would ever say...
  • Watch: AR Rahman speaks on Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan' May 8, 2014

    Musical legend AR Rahman speaks on working with superstar Rajinikanth on his new movie 'Kochadaiiyaan' ...