Rahman is full of surprises: Mani Ratnam

Southern filmmaker Mani Ratnam has had a two-decade association with music composer A.R. Rahman but says he still hasn't figured out quite how the Mozart of Madras works.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 9 Comments  |  968 Views

Filmmaker Mani ratnam

Southern filmmaker Mani Ratnam has had a two-decade association with music composer A.R. Rahman but says he still hasn't figured out quite how the Mozart of Madras works.

Ratnam introduced Rahman in his 1992 Tamil romantic-drama "Roja" and has since used him as composer in all his films.

Rahman has also composed the music for the forthcoming romantic-drama "Kadal", written, produced and directed by Ratnam. It releases Feb 1.

"In my 20 years of association with Rahman, I still haven't figured out how he works because he is full of surprises. For 'Kadal', he composed a song a called 'Moongil thottam' when I was out of town. He made me listen to the song after I returned and I was stunned," Ratnam told IANS.

"Sometimes he has played few compositions to me which he claims to have composed on flight. I wonder how did even manage to compose a tune on flight with no instruments," added the filmmaker.

"Kadal" features debutants Gautham Karthik and Thulasi Nair. It tells the story about the lives of Christian fishermen.

The cast also includes Arvind Swamy, Arjun, Lakshmi Manchu and Thambi Ramaiah in important roles.


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  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 3:17amkirthiarshi

    waiting for the movie eagerly!!!!!

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 2:28amRihana5rose

    Already i am going crazy for Nenjukulle song...cant wait for the movie to release

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 2:14amCathy25

    i absolutely love the songs of kadal. ar rahman proves once again why he's considered a genius.

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 1:57amArshi.Sugi.IPK

    I always love Rahman's & Mani's combination...my fav...waiting for Kadal !!!

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 1:33amtharanii

    legendary people rahman sir n mani sir...waiting 4 ur kadal...movie..nenjukkula song was awesum :)

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 1:13amjayapradap

    true legends.waiting for the film kadal

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 1:13amsamicute

    AR Rahman is a true genius!
    Love his music

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 12:35am.Sunshine.

    AR Rahman is a true genius! :D
    Love his music <3
    Anticipating Mani's Kadal. He is a superb director. Amazing stories :D

  • Posted on: 16 January 2013 at 12:24amanamikamenon

    Big fan of Mani sir & AR...waiting for "KADAL"...

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