When a legendary team decides to make a movie on one of the biggest visionaries of India, you expect nothing short of a thunderbolt. You keep itching to collect as much information about the movie as possible; you browse through the World Wide Web to get a preview of the music. You keep playing the trailers over and over again; you read all the interviews associated with the movie and keep counting the days left for the release. If you are one such fan, let me warn you, you are just about to be hit by one hell of an album. If you are not such a fan, no worries, you will still be swept by the genius of Rahman. The Mozart transforms himself to his initial golden period, where one doesn’t have to keep listening to the songs repeatedly to get impressed. He is straight at you with vengeance.
Last week A.R.Rahman decided to chill out at the Taj Fishermen Cove on East Coast Road on the Chennai-Mahabalipuram route.
For Rahman it was work cum relaxation as he was composing two songs for his forthcoming film Kalaipuli S.Thanus Chakkarakatti. It is a youth film and the launch pad of K.Bhagyarajs son Shantanu. Rahman took his own time to compose the numbers as wanted to give it a peppy young feel. In fact lyricist Pa Vijay was asked to re-write the lyrics to make the song better. Meanwhile the buzz is that the introductory song for Rajnikanth in Sivaji is said to be rocking. The superstar is said to have called up Rahman and congratulated him.
Rahman works best with people whom he is comfortable with and there is no one better than Shankar! The Shankar-Rahman combo is one of the biggest success stories in Tamil film audio history.