A R Rahman B’day Week: Remembering His Best Albums

A R Rahman B'day Week: Remembering His Best Albums

A R Rahman is one of the best composers Indian Cinema has ever got. He is a songwriter, record producer, and singer as well. He has predominately worked in the Tamil as well as the Hindi Film industries. We still lose ourselves in his 90s compositions. Music unites us all. Be it any language, it has the power to make us all connect to its rhythm. A. R. Rahman gained popularity due to the massive hit of Roja which was released in 1992. The entire music album made the audience fall in love with his compositions. His songs in Slumdog Millionaire left the entire country in awe. Also, we could hear people reciting “Jai Ho” in every corner of India. Here are some of the best albums of A R Rahman.

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1. Roja

A. R. Rahman began his music with this superhit album. This album has 7 tracks in Hindi and Tamil. Meanwhile, it has also been released in languages such as Malayalam, Telugu, Marathi. Although released a long time ago, the album is still fresh and we keep going back to it.

2. Rockstar

The soundtrack of the movie Rockstar released in 2011. The album consists of almost 14 tracks. One can say that this album received a great amount of attention from both fans as well as critics. Also, the entire album even topped on iTunes world charts as well. This album still remains a favorite for many netizens as well.

3. Guru

We can never get over Aishwarya Rai dancing to the songs of this film. The entire soundtrack of Guru is a treat to our ears. Meanwhile, songs such as Tere Bina and Barso re were our go-to songs of that decade. The entire album was a tremendous success as it stayed in the number one spot for thirteen weeks.

4. Slumdog Millionaire

When this album was released, it took over the entire music industry by its storm. Slumdog Millionaire was a global hit and put Indian Cinema on the global map. It won several awards including two Grammy Awards. Moreover, songs such as Jai Ho became popular nationwide and brought a sense of unity. Hats off to the people who worked on this album.

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5. Lagaan

Lagaan soundtrack is one of the most acclaimed compositions of Rahman. Songs such as Mitwa and Chale Chalo still give us goosebumps. The album consisted of 6 songs and two musical pieces. We could listen to this astonishing album on repeat for days.

Drushti Shetty
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