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Rahman to cross another boundary
Aug 29, 2006
A R Rahman

Rahman's music needs no prelude. Rising from down south he conquered the entire nation with his musical talent. If that is not enough, he has made the international music arena raise eyebrows showcasing his talent in quite a few Broadway musicals including Bombay dreams.

Looks like the long overdue of Kannada fans to get a dosage of Rahman's music is finally going to be fulfilled. Rahman has nodded his agreement to render music to an as-yet-untitled Kannada movie. Song recording of the movie is commenced in Chennai and is underway with Rahman and his crew burning the midnight oil.

The movie is produced by the noted musician Dr. Murali Manohar and his wife Sunanda Manohar. Dion and Sharmilee play the lead roles in the movie. Nanjunda Gowde is the director of this movie.

http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news/aug-06-05/29-08- 06-rahman.html

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Allah Rakha Rahman
Sound & vision: Beyond Bollywood and Broadway 

By SHALINI DORE

He's been variously described as the John Williams of India and the Mozart of Madras; he has sold more than 100 million albums, comprising scores from more than 50 movies; and helmers Spike Lee and Andrew Niccol have used his music in the films "Inside Man" and "Lord of War," respectively.
Along the way, Allah Rakha Rahman's legit musicals "Bombay Dreams" and "The Lord of the Rings" have also brought Indian music to Western audiences.

If Rahman isn't exactly a household name outside his native country, you wouldn't know it following his sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert in July. "Music goes beyond language," he said backstage afterward. "It sounds cliched, but it's true. Today when they heard music, they didn't know if it was Tamil or Hindi or anything, but they were grooving with it."

It's that groove from his work with director Mani Ratnam -- whose collaborations have included "Roja," Rahman's film debut in 1992, as well as "Dil se" -- that piqued Andrew Lloyd Webber's interest, leading to the musical "Bombay Dreams" and a showcase for his work on the West End and Broadway.

The 40-year-old Rahman, who started out playing the keyboards professionally as a boy in Chennai, India, says he enjoys straddling the worlds of movies and theater.

"Being a film musician and always being inside a studio, I think it's good for me to move toward live performance," he says.

But working in the West posed its own challenges. Although his wife and three children joined him in London during school holidays, Rahman found the environment and the deadlines daunting.

"In India, there is no (rush) -- if you want to write a piece, you just call the musicians and you just sit and do your stuff and finish," he says. "My studio, orchestra are all there. Abroad, you're staying in a hotel room. It took me probably four years to get used to writing music there."

His upcoming film work includes Shekhar Kapur's "The Golden Age," a sequel to 1998's "Elizabeth," along with a number of Bollywood features for which he has promised to compose the music. And though the musical version of "LOTR" received less than stellar reviews in Toronto, it is headed for a London run -- that is, after Rahman has made some musical changes.

Date in print: Thurs., Aug. 31, 2006, Los Angeles

Source : http://www.variety.com

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God Father is ready
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, August 31, 2006]
 

Finally good news for all Ajith-fans. The actor's long-pending God Father may eventually see the light of the day this Deepavali.

Close on the heels of Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu's release, all pending issues preventing the release of God Father directed by K S Ravikumar and produced by NIC Arts Chakravarthy, have been sorted out.

According to sources, God Father featuring Ajith in triple roles with musical score by A R Rahman will make it on the Deepavali day along with the likes of Vijaykanth's Dharmapuri and Vishal's Sivapathikaram.

Meanwhile Ajith is busy shooting for his Aalwar produced by Rajakaliamman films. After Aalwar, Ajith would act in a movie to be produced by Balaji Films, who churned out several movies starring Rajinikanth in the 1980s.

Buzz is that a debutant Vijay Anand, an associate of Malayalam director Priyadharshan, would direct the movie.

The shooting will commence once Ajith is through with his Aalwar.

http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/24920.html
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Rahman changes style
IndiaGlitz [Friday, August 25, 2006]
 

A R Rahman, often referred as 'Mozart of Madras', is credited with taking Tamil film songs to the global audience. He not just stamped his class in Tamil film industry, but also asserted his mastery in Bollywood and also other parts of the globe.

A frequent globe-trotter, performing in various places across the world, Rahman is happy with his work in Sillunu Oru Kadhal which is currently rocking the audio market in Tamil Nadu.

His mix of jazz, folksy and simple melodies has been lapped up the audio fans. His next Guru for Manirathinam will hit the market this Deepavali, while works for Aamir Khan's Lajjo have already commenced. Expectations are high on Rahman's forthcoming venture Sivaji featuring Rajinikanth and directed by Shankar.

Known to work in the nights, Rahman seems to have changed his style of working for now. The soft-spoken music director, says, 'I have changed my approach towards my work. I work from early in the morning till night.'

Rahman had recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in July, along with Global Rhythms, the world music band comprising American students, who are die-hard fans of the young legend.

He would also be commencing works for his private musical album soon.


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Rahman pays tributes to Ustad Bismillah Khan
Aug 22, 2006
Ustad Bismillah Khan the Shehnai Maestro passed away after a brief illness at Varanasi. He was 90. He was ailing for some time. His death is an irreparable loss to the music lovers of India.

Ustad was known more for his humaneness than the music itself.
Ustad Bismillah Khan

A devout Musalmaan that he was, he offered namaz five times a day. At the same time, he had immense trust in Kashi Vishwanath and Ganga Maiya too. He never wanted to leave his beloved Varanasi where he lived all his life. When his contemporaries left India for greener pastures, Ustaad stayed put at Varanasi. He wanted Gangamaiya and Lord Vishwanath wherever he went. He was the recipient of many prestigious awards.

While paying tributes to him, A R Rahman feels that Ustad's place can never be replaced by anyone.

While paying tributes to him, A R Rahman feels that Ustad's place can never be replaced by anyone. His death has left a big void which is tough to be filled. He was the best paradigm of how a musician can take his music to a higher plane of perfection. He was an inspiration to every aspiring musician. Rahman had a brief encounter with him while the Ustad was at his studio for a recording in Chennai sometime back. He feels honoured and blessed to have had Ustad for an entire day. He would cherish those moments for eternity. He was the perfect example of how a Musalmaan should lead his life by spreading goodwill and cheer through his music and conduct. Rahman signs off with prayers to the almighty to rest the soul in peace.

http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news/aug-06-04/22-08- 06-ar-rahman.html
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Rajni, Rahman & Shankar trio - Break the rulez!
Aug 21, 2006
Film audience always needs to be kept guessing as to what they are going to see on the screen. Variety is undoubtedly an ingredient that can guarantee at least decent returns if not huge profits for a movie. We have seen in the past that the audience has unfailingly accepted movies that have broken the mould, even if there was no big star cast. The 2004 Kadhal and this year's Imsai Arasan are very good examples.
Rajinikanth

So, anyone who has been in movies for a long time knows the importance of not getting typecast or predictable. One needs to be versatile if one has to stick around. Even Superstar Rajnikanth is no exception. We all saw what happened when he tried to rework the tried and tested formula in Baba. He had to then opt for something we had never seen him do before in Chandramukhi, and it is still running in the city. That's what change is all about. Rajni seems to have grasped this point quite well and if reports are anything to go by, then we can expect a lot of fresh things in Sivaji.

What are the changes? Well do not be surprised. In Sivaji, there will be no typical Rajni introduction song with the trademark philosophies and national integration ideas cropping up in the lyrics. We all love to see those larger than life intro songs, the fans go crazy, remember Devuda…. But Shankar is not the man who will buckle to set trends and stylisms. His style is that he has no trademark style and that's what makes him a top director.

When the music composer A R Rahman was contacted for his comments, he appeared to be very pleased with the way the songs have shaped up. In addition to the 'Shankar, Rajini' special, the audience will have Rahman special also in Sivaji. Five songs have been composed and all of them have come out very well and fresh. Shankar had shown two of the songs to Rahman that have been shot and Rahman in turn is very impressed with the finished product. "Visuals are very beautiful and have a happy tone in them. I have not seen a better looking Rajini till now. He looks very handsome', says Rahman.

A R Rahman

The first song in the movie has been picturised on Rajni and Shreya with Lawrence doing the choreography. Usually it is Tarun master who choreographs all Rajni intro songs. The song was shot at the Binny mills in Chennai. Well, now we all know that we are not going to get the usual Rajni intro. We shall find out how good the new one is only when the movie releases.

http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news/aug-06-04/21-08- 06-rajini.html
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Thanks Doly..I will surely try Rahamanji's relaxation technique..Would you?

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