Sunday, December 24, 2006

“Lajjo, will take me into a totally different territory”

A.R.Rahman has been a busy man ever since he scored music for Mani Ratnam’s Roja in 1992. But 2006 has been special in many ways. The year started off with the chartbuster Rang de Basanti and is ending on a high with Guru. The difference in the styles and sounds that have been used in both the movies is testimony to Rahman’s class.


Come 2007 and this ace composer has much more to offer to all music lovers. He is currently working on Jodha Akbar, a period film being directed by Ashuthosh Gowarikar. The Gowariker-Rahman combination has proved to be quite a hit in their previous two films, Lagaan and Swades. Then comes Sivaji- The Boss; Rahman is excited about scoring music for the Superstar once again, this is also the reunion of the Sankar-Rahman duo after Boys.

Rahman also has two albums ready for release. One is based on Hindustani classical music and has been performed by Ghulam Mustafa Khan and students. The other one is more like pop music. Then there is Lajjo, where Rahman teams up with Mani Ratnam again. Rahman is sure that this movie will take him to a different level; only he knows what is in store for our ears.

Then there are the Oscar nominations of Water and Rang de Basanti to look forward to. It looks like 2007 is going to be bigger than 2006 for the musical wizard.


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