A.R.Rahman- this gentleman is responsible for the changeover of Music arena in Indian Cinema right from the 90s decade. He changed the way sound was heard in Indian Films. Whenever a thumping beat, or a catchy phrase was heard in the 90s films, one could say it was by A.R.Rahman! His experimental ideas, unusual voice usage, introduction of international trends in Indian Films can never be forgotten. However, many people still feel that A.R. Rahman is a composer who was more drawn towards sequencing, digital music and techno genres. On the eve of this master composer’s birthday, iQlikmovies brings the five all time unplugged compositions of A.R.Rahman which disproves this notion!
Oh Cheliya- Premikudu: Who could think the same film had Prabhu Deva dancing to the beats of Urvasi Urvasi or Petta Rap? This evergreen melody fetched debutant singer Unnikrishnan a national award straightaway! This is one timeless piece of beauty which can be heard with amazement and vigor, with soft orchestration and soothing tune.
Seethalu Nuvvu Leka- Donga Donga: This is an out and out folk song with mild grooves and minimal rhythm section. It is high on emotions but never makes an attempt to go to a hilt. Shahul Hameed’s unpretentious voice is another highlight of this composition.
Vennela Vennela- Prema Desam: An ideal lullaby, this song takes the listener to a complete laid back mode and an ideal hearing for people who stay up late in the night! Mano’s touch in the second charanam can always be remembered and cherished! The song doesn’t attempt to speed up at any moment of its progress and sounds like a Desi leson for New Age artists in India!
O Priyathama- Prematho: The Telugu version of Dil Se featured this ultimate composition in the voice of Mano. Veturi’s lyrics add the Telugu nativity with ease, and the composition just has a laid back rhythm and a recurring female solo humming. It is one song which any person can sing as a casual jamming session and improvise with their own new ideas!
Pacchani Pairu- Kadali: Alright, this is a recent masterpiece from ARR, which rocked the Telugu listeners with its stunning simplicity and comeliness. Abhay Jodhpurkar did a phenomenal job with his lovely voice and the interludes are like a trip to laid back paradise!
These are just few of those masterpieces which A.R.Rahman created- which can be presented with less musical arrangements and still make an impact. This Musical genius is not just capable of making you dance to his beats, but also make you lose yourself in the mesmerizing world of relaxing music!
iQlikmovies wishes the Mozart of Madras a very happy birthday!