AR RAHMAN

  • The best of AR Rahman April 9, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, music maestro AR Rahman talks about his musical journey. ...
  • AR Rahman talks about his relationship with Mani Ratnam April 5, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, music composer AR Rahman talks about his relationship with Bollywood director Mani Ratnam. ...
  • AR Rahman partners with UN for International day of Happiness March 17, 2015

    United Nations: Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has teamed up with the United Nations to contribute to a global music playlist to commemorate the International Day of Happiness on March 20. Rahman along with a host of superstars joined hands with the body and music streaming service 'MixRadio' to launch the '#HappySoundsLike'...
  • AR Rahman is excited about his upcoming 13-city US tour March 3, 2015

    Chennai: Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman is all set to start his three-month long North American tour from March 21. The 'Jai Ho' hitmaker will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will come to an end on June 14 at Redmond in WA Marymoor Amphitheater. Titled...
  • 'OK Kanmani' trailer: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman weave magic with this effervescent romance March 1, 2015

    Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen in lead roles, the film 'OK Kanmani' has been produced by Mani Ratnam's production house Madras Talkies. ...
  • AR Rahman's band NAFS debuts, performs at the Global Indian Music Awards February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Music maestro AR Rahman's band NAFS gave its maiden performance here at the fifth edition of Gionee Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA). The awards ceremony took place Tuesday in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity. The ceremony, hosted by singer Mika Singh...
  • AR Rahman takes to Twitter to congratulate Ricky Kej on Grammy win February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who bagged two Grammys in 2010, has congratulated Indian artist Ricky Kej for winning the prestigious golden gramophone in Los Angeles. "Congrats on the Grammy win Ricky Kej. You have proved yet again that music is a credible choice, no matter where you are born...Wishing you...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival January 28, 2015

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • 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'. ...