AR RAHMAN

  • Vikram's 'I' hits the bull's eye; collects over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. "The film has done exceptionally good business outside Tamil Nadu as well. In Kerala, it has set new records for a Tamil...
  • A R Rahman offers 'I' tickets to Doctors to show gratitude for treating his mother January 17, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman offered tickets of his latest Tamil outing 'I' to a group of doctors and their families of Apollo Hospital here as a token of gratitude for treating his mother when she was seriously ill. "Rahman believes it was these doctors who brought his mother back...
  • Oscars 2015 nominations: AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Bickram Ghosh out of the race January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: India will be a no-show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Thursday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24...
  • Oscar winner AR Rahman composes music for 'I' January 14, 2015

    Oscar and Grammy award winner AR Rahman teams up with Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar for his film 'I' which releases in South Indian cinemas on Wednesday. ...
  • Haven't created visual effects for the sake of it, says 'I' director Shankar January 14, 2015

    Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar's 'I' featuring superstar Vikram released on Wednesday. The film has been shrouded in secrecy for months and the film has Vikram donning multiple looks, including a werewolf-like beast, and a disfigured man. Shankar said, "I don't do visual effects for the sake of visual...
  • Between Takes: Vikram, Shankar, Rahman and Sreeram talk about 'I' January 10, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Tamil actor Vikram, Writer Shankar, Music Director AR Rahman and Cinematographer PC Sreeram share their experiences behind the scenes of their upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I'. The movie is set to be released on January 14. ...
  • AR Rahman gives lavish birthday party a miss; instead spends time with family and fans on turning 48 January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, who has just turned 48, spent quality time with his family and also visited an ailing fan suffering from cancer in the city. He also participated in a live chat with his fans on Facebook. Rahman turned a year older Tuesday. "He makes it a...
  • Happy birthday AR Rahman: Lata Mangeshkar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kavita Krishnamurthy hail him for his exceptional work January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: On the 48th birthday of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Tuesday, singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy have hailed the talent of the 'Mozart of Madras', who has given Hindi cinema some lilting melodies and memorable numbers throughout his career. Here's what they have to say of the musician, who...
  • 2014 was like a workout for me: AR Rahman December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: "The year 2014 was like a workout for me" says Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman, who has given music for as many as twelve films including some Hollywood projects this year. He has also composed music for Shankar's forthcoming Tamil film 'I'. "I have done almost twelve movies in 2014 and it's...
  • 'I' is going to be a step forward for me as an actor; I get to play four different characters: Vikram December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Vikram, who promoted his film "I" here, said it's a step forward for him as an actor. The actor who will be seen in different looks in the film said: "Body building took me three years to achieve that body for the film. It took me three to...
  • AR Rahman: I am scripting a film and also co-producing it December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning music director A.R.Rahman, who has also composed the music of forthcoming release "I", says he is busy scripting a film that he also plans to co-produce. There were reports that celebrated Indian singer-composer is planning to direct a movie soon but he has a different story to tell. "I am...
  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    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...