In an era where raps and party songs work, a man still continues to fly high. And the reason is his love for music, and his love to give his audience the best. Once in a century is born a genius music composer, who does not create music to make it a chart-topping album/song but music that would go well with the movie and suit the theme and the ambiance. Songs that take time become your favorite but once they do, they just fail to get out of your mind.
Today, on the birthday of one such composer, let us have a look at some of the best movie albums of his- the best compositions of the Music Maestro- Allah Rakha Rahman.
The first time he composed music for a movie. He mesmerized the entire nation with his 'Yeh Haseen Waadiyan', 'Roja Jaaneman', 'Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai' and 'Choti Si Asha'. Yes, this was just the beginning of his magical spell.
A. R. Rahman added melody to this colorful movie with his music. He made the entire nation dance to 'Rangeela Re' and made people adore Aamir even more with 'Yaaro Sun Lo Zara'. And who can forget the sensuous 'Tanha Tanha' that made Urmila a national sensation?!
3. Dil Se..:
This was one intense and romantic album. We wonder if 'Dil Se Re' would have been that amazing had it lacked the Kashmiri-touch to it; or had the dancing-on-top-of-a-train sequence been noticed this much if 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' would have been a mediocre song!
Refreshing, beautiful and magical. Rahman had the entire nation humming his compositions. Those melodious tracks along with brilliant visuals and the beautiful Aishwarya Rai made 'Taal' one of the biggest movies of the year! We do not blame the radio channels when they play ‘Ishq Bina’ every monsoon!
One of the very rare albums where neither the songs were peppy nor does it have any dance numbers yet ended up becoming the biggest hits of the year. But A. R. Rahman's composition along with Javed Akhtar's touching and realistic lyrics made 'Lagaan' not only a brilliant movie but also a musical saga.
A. R. Rahman re-defined young romance with his beautiful compositions in 'Saathiya'. While the whole nation had their foot tapping to the beats of 'O Humdum Soniyo Re', 'Chalka Chalka Re' became a favorite wedding song. Romantic souls still have the melodious 'Saathiya' sung by Sonu Nigam in their mobile's playlist.
7. Rang De Basanti:
And once again A. R. Rahman had captured the country's young as well as old crowd. His composition in the movie made us dance on the rebellious tunes of 'Paathshala' and 'Khalbali' and made us cry when with 'Lukka Chupi' and 'Khoon Chalaa’. Well, who can forget Daler Mehendi's 'Rang De Basanti'?! And yes, the very inspiring and youth-based 'Rubaru'.
It takes a great effort to compose the music and background music for a periodic drama. And Rahman did that with perfection. The music had a mix of Sufism and Rajasthani folk. Most of the songs in the album were romantic but 'Azeem-O-Shan Shahenshah' was lavish and larger-than-life.
In fact, the entire album and the background score was larger-than-life.
9. Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na:
Music worth falling for! It re-defined college romance and friendship. Haven't you sung 'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' in your college days? Or didn't you dance on 'Pappu Can't Dance Saala' at the party last week? And we are sure 'Kahin Toh' reminds of you that special someone every time you hear it.
Mohit Chauhan's entry to stardom. Ranbir Kapoor's venture to intense roles. Rockstar had the A. R. Rahman Touch written all over it. Based on the life of a musician, the movie had to have some amazing, unconventional and foot-tapping songs. Be it 'Sadda Haq', 'Kun Faya Kun' or 'Tum Ho', these songs had become an instant hit and are still fresh.
An album that re-defined Indian roots in every song. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera undoubtedly remains one of his best till date.
Here’s wishing A. R. Rahman a very Happy Birthday and lots of success. JAI HO.