Saturday, January 02, 2010

Oscar winner Rahman’s three albums being released in the near future

Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman’s (Slumdog Millionaire) three albums will be released in the near future, according to reports.
“Sivaji the boss” (Hindi version) has seven tracks and Rahman himself has sung one song “Aandhiki Tarha” in it with Sayonara on the lyrics of Raqueeb Alam. Directed by Shankar, its lyrics have been provided by Nitin Raikwar, Raqueeb Alam, and P.K. Mishra.
“Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa” (Tamil), on the Sony Music label, also has seven tracks, including theme track “Mannipaaya” sung by Rahman himself with Shreya Ghoshal. Lyrics for this film, which are in Tamil and Malayalam, have been provided by Thamarai, while it was directed by Goutham Vasudev Menon.
Adlabs produced animated “Sultan The Warrior” (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English) is directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth.
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended multi-talented and innovative Rahman for bringing East and West closer through music and for making the world look at Indian film music more seriously. Diversity of his styles and themes was appealing to different sections of the society, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
Rahman, who has reportedly recorded sales of over 300 million, was called “Mozart of Madras'' by Time magazine. Rahman sees music “as a way to connect to spirituality and embrace it” and for “creating harmony in troubled times”.

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