From just another Rahman fan to a Rahmaniac – The journey

Warning: The longest-ever post in this blog follows! Read it if you have the time and patience.

Initially when I thought about what to write to mark the 15 years of completion of A R Rahman in the world of films, I couldn’t think of any specific aspect to focus on. Besides, I was thinking what’s so special on completing 15 years? After all, Rahman has been associated with/composing music for a period more than that. But, did I listen to his music before 15 years, knowing that the music that I was listening to was composed by him (Am referring to the jingles etc. here)? Hasn’t these 15 years made a difference to my life in a way it can’t be imagined? Besides, I thought I had said everything I wanted to say about his music in my earlier post. But, can proper justice be done to the magic produced by Rahman’s music in just a single post?! So, here’s my journey of how I transformed from just another fan of A R Rahman into a Rahmaniac.
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Yesterday, just as I started typing a post for Madras Day, there was a power cut. When it came back within 10 minutes, I started again when the current went off again! When the same thing happened for a third time ( 😦 ), my Dad said, ‘Power cuts, bad roads, traffic jam, crappy ‘Hindu’ newspaper, Cooum River. This is Madras. You might as well write a post on that.’ But, I said, ‘There are two sides to every coin. 😛 ’
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T M Krishna’s Kutcheri

Violin: R K Shriramkumar
Mridangam: Umayalapuram Sivaraman
Khanjira: Sree Sundarkumar

1. Varnam – Reetigowlai
2. Tulasidala – Mayamalavagowlai
3. Kamakshi – Bhairavi
4. Ee Vasudha – Sahana
5. Chesinadella – Todi
6. Gopa Nandana – Bhushavali
7. Raagam Taanam Pallavi – Kedaragowlai
Pallavi – Sarasa daLa Nayana Hare Krishna,
Swarams in Varali, Sama and Hamir Kalyani
8. Marubaari – Khamas
9. Varugalamo – Manji
10. Mangalam – Sourashtram
11. Mangalam Kosalendraya – Surutti
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Mandolin Srinivas’ Kutcheri

Violin: Nagai Sriram
Mridangam: B.Harikumar
Ghatam: S.V.Ramani
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Vandisolai Chinnarasu

I listened properly to most of the songs from the movie, Vandisolai Chinnarasu for the first time only yesterday! Considering the fact that ARR scored music for this movie way back in 1994 and I have been a fan of his right from the beginning, I must say I am listening to it veryyyy late! 😦
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Q3 Blog Stats

Here are the stats of my blog for the last quarter (16th May to 15th Aug) 😉

No. of posts: 56 posts
No. of comments: 889 (including my reply to comments)
You visited my blog 27441 times!

Thank you my dear Readers! 🙂

veLLai pookkaL

Complete silence apart from A R Rahman singing VeLLai pookaL! In a state of bliss that cannot be described in words 🙂

veLLai pookkaL ulagam engum malargave
vidiyum bhoomi amaidhikaaga vidigave

Good Morning folks!

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