AR Rahman: Top 5 songs from the ‘Mozart of Madras’

The Indian music maestro AR Rahman needs no introduction as he has made an impeccable impression in Bollywood film industry and overseas as well. The son of a band composer for Tamil and Malayalam films, AR Rahman turned a year older on January 6.

Rahman is known for his fusion of Indian classical music with world music. Born as Dileep Kumar in 1967 in Chennai, the music maestro has had a journey full of struggls and hardships in life.

AR Rahman is known for is irreplacable contribution in the Indian as well as International music industry and has been an inspiration to many. Also known as ‘Mozart of Madras’, AR Rahman has given us hundreds of songs that will be remembered for generations to come.

As the music legend turns 54 today, here are looking back at the gems that the this music legend has given us.

#1 Chaiyya Chaiyya and Dil Se Re from Dil Se (1998)

One of the most popular songs by the legend AR Rahman, Chaiyya Chaiyya is penned down by Gulzar while Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi has sung the song. Apart from this, Dil Se Re is also very popular song from the same movie.

#2 Chhoti Si Aasha from Roja (1992)

Roja is Rahman’s one of the super popular and well-received albums till date. AR Rahman gave us this iconic collection of songs when he was carving his own niche in the industry. It is needless to say, AR Rahman introuduced himself with a total bang.

#3 Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Although Slumdog Millionaire was not his first international project but the movie earned Rahman two academy awards, one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song. he music for the film also won him a Golden Globe. Rahman had got three nominations for the film, with the third being for the song O Saya.

#4 Naadan Parindey from Rockstar (2011)

Well, who doesn’t love the iconic and thundrous jukebox of Rockstar? Penned down by well-known lyricist, Irshad Kamil, the song has soulful voice of Mohit Chauhan. Composed by AR Rahman, the song will take you to a journey that will lead you to yourself. This soulful track is popular amongst the youth even today.

#5 Patakha Guddi from Highway (2014)

Known for his birlliant composition and fusion music, AR Rahman has given us a super amazing track in the form of Patakha Guddi. Featuring Alia Bhatt, this is one of the finest amalgamations of folk lyrics and beats with a modern touch to it. The song is sung by the Nooran sisters and composed by Rahman.

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