AR Rahman

  • Musician AR Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background 4 days ago

    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 CNN-IBN 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 star-crossed 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 CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, two-times 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, 48-year-old 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

    Two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNN-IBN 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 Oscar-winning 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: Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's 1994 chartbuster 'Urvashi Urvashi' has inspired American singer-songwriter 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 Oscar-winning 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 48-year-old 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' ...
  • AR Rahman: Movies with good music and song-and-dance routines have more longevity May 5, 2014

    Chennai: Many filmmakers have started experimenting with "no song" movies, but double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says there are more "longevity" elements in a film with song and dance vis-a-vis one with just the story. The music genius, therefore, incorporates the same formula in his foreign projects, including upcoming movie...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are no...
  • Why was AR Rahman hesitant to compose music for 'Kochadaiiyaan'? March 10, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he was not confident about working in 'Kochadaiiyaan', said to be the country's first performance capture photo-realistic technology 3D animated film. Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, 'Kochadaiiyaan' features superstar Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. "In 2010, I was offered an English animated...
  • When will you work with us? Salman Khan asks AR Rahman March 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is keen to work with internationally acclaimed composer A.R. Rahman and he is awaiting for an opportunity to collaborate with the Oscar winner. Rahman launched his new album 'Raunaq' Thursday and Salman, who graced the occasion, asked Rahman: "When will you work for us?" When asked about...
  • Kapil Sibal is amazing, Rahman average: Salman Khan on 'Raunaq' February 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who unveiled Academy-award winning musician A R Rahman's new album 'Raunaq' here, today gave full marks to the lyrics penned by Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal for the musical composition. 'Raunaq' is a unique collaboration between the legendary musician and the Central minister, who wrote all the...
  • Watch: Kapil Sibal at his poetic best February 27, 2014

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Indian composer AR Rahman have collaborated for an album called 'Raunaq' which would speak about the current political scenarios of the country. In an event with the maestro music composer the Union Minister was seen at his poetic best. ...
  • AR Rahman's son floors father with love February 8, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman was floored by the love showered upon him by his son Ameen, who wanted him to stop recording and catch some sleep at 3 in the morning. "I was arranging music for my new album, 'Raunaq', and suddenly a young chap comes and tells...
  • 'Highway' Music Review: The soundtrack is magical, captivating February 6, 2014

    Composer: A.R. Rahman Singers: Sultan Nooran, Jyoti Nooran, A.R. Rahman, Jonita Gandhi, Kash, Krissy, Suvi Suresh, Zeb Bangash, Alia Bhatt, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Shweta Pandit Rating: 4 out of 5 Alia Bhatt-Randeep Hooda-starrer 'Highway', a romantic drama directed by Imtiaz Ali, boasts of nine tracks. The songs show Rahman's efforts at once again...
  • My efforts have paid off with 'Highway', says singer Jonita Gandhi February 5, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood playback singer Jonita Gandhi, who has collaborated with double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman in forthcoming film 'Highway', says her efforts have paid off with the album, which has turned out to be a chartbuster. "It's been a childhood dream to be a singer but that Bollywood would happen so...
  • AR Rahman has been a true inspiration for me, says Jonita Gandhi February 5, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood playback singer Jonita Gandhi, who has collaborated with double Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman in forthcoming film 'Highway', says her efforts have paid off with the album, which has turned out to be a chartbuster. "It's been a childhood dream to be a singer but that Bollywood would happen so...
  • Snapshot: AR Rahman shares personal photos taken at the Grammys on FB January 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Indian composer AR Rahman attended the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in LA. The 48-year-old posted a photograph on social networking website Facebook Sunday night. "At the Grammys," he captioned the photograph. He later posted another photograph where he looked dapper in a...
  • AR Rahman was at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony January 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman attended the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center here. The 48-year-old posted a photograph on social networking website Facebook Sunday night. "At the Grammys," he captioned the photograph. He later posted another photograph where he looked dapper in a collared shirt teamed up...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Music Director January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Highway: I didn't rehearse much for 'Sooha saha', says Alia Bhatt January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Had it not been for composer A.R. Rahman's patience, actress Alia Bhatt, who has sung a song for her forthcoming film 'Highway' under his guidance, would have been "screaming into the pillow". Alia has sung the track 'Sooha saha' in 'Highway', in which she stars with Randeep Hooda. "I didn't rehearse...
  • AR Rahman to feature in 'Patakha guddi' video January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman has not just composed and sung melodious tunes for Imtiaz Ali's "Highway", he has also shot for a video of a number. "Imtiaz directing a music video with me for 'Highway', for the male version of 'Patakha guddi'. Do wait for ten days," Rahman posted along with a...