Undoubtedly the God of music, A.R. Rahman is one of the most prolific artists from India who has seamlessly established an unflinching niche in India and has also proved his mettle abroad. There are no second guesses that listening to his songs transports us in an unfiltered, beautiful place where we are at absolute peace!
So here are 7 of his songs, which we urge you play on the loop right now!
1. Dil Se Re
There is not a single doubt that Dil Se is one of A.R. Rahman's most brilliant soundtrack. Every song, every melody, every beat gets us in a trance unparalleled. The title track however encapsulates the feel of the entire movie, and Rahman lends his voice to it too. It's definitely a classic in our books.
2. Khwaja Mere Khwaja
Qawwalis and Sufi subtexts via music have always been a forte for Rahman. This song from Jodha Akbar is as regal and as stunning as the overall feel of the movie. Composed entirely as a spiritual hymn, this song is hair-raising in a way that is unmissable!
3. Maa Tujhe Salaam
There are patriotic songs, then there is this song. Spectacularly shot, and definitively moving in its composition -so many of us have grown up with this song which stirs such raw emotions within all of us, this had to be on our list!
4. Patakha Guddi
An AR Rahman playlist remains incomplete if we don't add this feisty song from the movie 'Highway'. It's peppy, it's a little vernacular, and it's truly amazing. We bet you can't keep from bobbing your head alongside this number!
5. Kun Faaya Kun
Another qawwali that hits us in the most vulnerable of places. Significant to the movie Rockstar's chronology, this song is beautiful and haunting, guaranteed to stay in our head long after we have stopped listening to it!
6. Urvasi Urvasi
Of course this song has to be here! Featuring another superstar Prabhu Deva, this song is as groovy as it gets. The music was such a hit that it has been often used as a benchmark for many songs after. This, for us, is one of his best work till date!
7. Jai Ho
This song, this movie got Rahman his first, and longtime due Oscar. From Slumdog Millionaire, this song was like a perfect tribute to Rahman songs by the maestro himself. Equipped with his usual rhythmic style, this number really got the musical legend on the world map!