In 1995 he composed music for a movie called Rangeela, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Twenty-five years ago, a young musician in then Madras was given the opportunity to create music for Mani Ratnam’s movie Roja.
The young boy went on to create some everlasting magic. This young boy is none other than the maestro himself – A.R. Rahman.
Having created quite a stir in the south, he ventured into creating music for Hindi movies as well. In 1995 he composed music for a movie called Rangeela, and the rest, as they say, is history.
A two-time winner and five-time nominee of the Academy Award (Oscar), A. R. Rahman is popularly considered as the man who has redefined contemporary Indian music.
To commemorate twenty-five years of creating magic, Rahman will embark on a tour, which is aptly called – ‘A. R. Rahman ENCORE – The Concert’.
This tour is scheduled to travel to Hyderabad (November 26), Ahmedabad (December 3), Mumbai (December 17), and Delhi (December 23).
“It has been an incredible journey over these last 25 years. Sometimes when I ponder, I get goosebumps because the Almighty has been kind in giving me happiness that has only multiplied year after year. I’ve been immensely blessed to have the love and support of my fans, friends and family,” Rahman said in a statement as reported in The Indian Express.
Here are three reasons you ought to be there:
1. A.R. Rahman will be performing in India after a gap of almost a decade and a half
2. Watching this rockstar perform live is something that you must necessarily do, at least once in your lifetime, if not more
3. The concert will also see performances from several young and established singers who sing for Rahman
“I am excited to be performing at home after such a long gap. Come and join me and my amazing ensemble of singers as I will celebrate what inspires and motivates me to be the person I am today,” said the musician, as reported in Times of India.
So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket now.
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