March 17, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Music maestro A.R. Rahman is scaling new heights each day and once again, the maestro is ready to wow by chronicling his achievements in one book.
Sources around Rehman inform, “The Oscar winning music director will now pen down his experiences starting from ‘Roja’ (his debut film) to the yet-to-be released Mani Ratnam’s ‘Raavan’. Reportedly, the book will be of a coffee table kind and will also contain photos of about 300 singers with comments from the Mozart of Madras.”
The source further adds, “Rehman began composing film music with Mani Ratnam’s Roja (Tamil) in 1992 after assisting Tamil film maestro Ilaiyaraja for nearly a decade. He was awarded the Rajat Kamal award for Best Music Director at the National Film Awards for the film, the first time ever for a debut composer and after that, his career has shown an ever-increasing upward trend.”
Rahman is the person who is admired not only by many renowned music directors, singers, composer, but also by all those who have ever heard his music.
Roja was also listed in TIME’s Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time. Rahman went on to win the National Award three more times, for his scores for Minsaara Kanavu in 1997, Lagaan in 2002 and Kannathil Muthamittal, the most ever by any composer. And he has won the FilmfareAward 25 times.”
-Tejashree Bhopatkar/ Sampurn Wire