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AR Rahman


AR Rahman on 99 Songs: It's an art to balance between creative and commercial

February 27, 2020 2:05 pm

AR Rahman is turning producer with the musical film 99 Songs. He has also co-written the film with director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy.

Lot of creativity has gone into creating music of 99 Songs: AR Rahman

February 22, 2020 5:54 pm

AR Rahman, who is making foray into film production with 99 Songs and has also created the music of the film, said a lot of creativity went into creating the tunes for the movie, that are mastered in Dolby Atmos.

99 Songs trailer: AR Rahman movie promises an intriguing love story

February 19, 2020 8:53 am

Starring newcomers Ehan Bhat and Edilsey Vargas in the lead, 99 Songs has been helmed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy. Tenzin Dalha, Lisa Ray, Manisha Koirala and Rahul Ram also star in pivotal roles.

AR Rahman: There's divisive politics happening, but we are wired for unity

February 11, 2020 6:00 pm

Mozart of Madras AR Rahman says the term 'oneness' can make people question its existence in today's cynical world.

AR Rahman collaborates with U2 for single titled Ahimsa

November 22, 2019 12:09 pm

AR Rahman has collaborated with U2 for their single 'Ahimsa'. For U2's Indian fans, this certainly builds up the hype before the band delivers its debut performance in India in December.

Run Kalyani is a product of long and deep engagement with the question of gender and cinema: Geetha J

November 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Geetha’s debut feature film ‘Run Kalyani’ is all set to premiere at Kolkata International Film festival on November 11. In this interview, Geetha talks about her journey as a filmmaker and about her debut feature film.

Top 5 most memorable anthems by AR Rahman for Thalapathy Vijay

November 18, 2019 10:04 am

Here's a look at the five most memorable songs music maestro AR Rahman has composed for Thalapathy Vijay.

Once Upon a Time: When Lata Mangeshkar first recorded with AR Rahman, Gulzar narrates

October 17, 2019 7:04 pm

In the book Jiya Jale: The Stories of Songs, Gulzar recalls how the Dil Se track Jiya Jale was created with music composer AR Rahman and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar.

AR Rahman to perform live at the Busan International Film Festival

October 01, 2019 4:51 pm

AR Rahman’s 99 songs is described as a sensual story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful music composer. It features Ehan Bhat, Edilsy Varghese and Tenzin Dalha in the lead roles.

AR Rahman's debut production 99 Songs to be screened at Busan International Film Festival

September 26, 2019 7:50 pm

AR Rahman's production debut film 99 Songs is a sensual story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful music composer.


AR Rahman turns 53: Rare photos of the music composer

January 06, 2020 1:31 pm

AR Rahman celebrates his 53rd birthday today. On the occasion, we dig into Express Archive to give you some unseen photos of the Mozart of Madras.

Celeb spotting: Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, AR Rahman and others

May 16, 2019 6:12 pm

Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, AR Rahman, Sushmita Sen, Rohman Shawl, Janhvi Kapoor, Malaika Arora and a few others were clicked by our photographer.

National Film Awards 2018: Boney Kapoor accepts Sridevi's award with Janhvi and Khushi

May 04, 2018 8:53 am

The jury for the National Film Awards this year was headed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The ceremony took place in New Delhi today.

IFFI 2017 opening ceremony: Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi, Janhvi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and others who made it a starry event

November 21, 2017 9:24 am

IFFI 2017 was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Shahid's brother Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, AR Rahman and Anupam Kher. The inauguration in Goa was a star-studded one

2.0 audio launch: Dubai is ready to host Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar film

October 27, 2017 11:29 am

2.0 audio launch: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson are prepping up for the Indian cinema's yet another biggest film project 2.0's music launch. 2.0 is the sequel to director Shankar's 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. The film is being produced on a budget more than Rs 400 crore. Musician AR Rahman will give a live performance at the event.

Benny Dayal ties knot with model Catherine; AR Rahman, Neeti Mohan are special guests, see pics

June 06, 2016 2:20 pm

Bollywood playback singer Benny Dayal has tied the knot with model-actress girlfriend Catherine Thangam.

Salman Khan, Kapil Sibal, A R Rahman's musical night

February 28, 2014 11:47 am

A R Rahman and Salman Khan inaugurated his new music album 'Raunaq'.


AR Rahman: Lesser Known Facts

January 06, 2019 9:30 am

AR Rahman is one of the most successful artiste in the Indian music scene. The music composer-singer-director is a winner of six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Grammy Awards, 15 Filmfare Awards.

My work speaks about love for India, says 'misunderstood' Aamir

January 26, 2016 3:27 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Recently in an event, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan said that his 'controversial' remark on intolerance was totally misunderstood and, therefore, it is quite natural for people to react in such a way.He also blamed media for spreading misguided statement that he and Kiran want to leave the country because it is intolerant, whereas he has never said anything like that.To support his statement, Aamir asked people to take a look on the kind of work he has done in his career.The actor also insisted that for him it was impossible to pass any such statement about a country for he belongs to the family of great freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.Adding to the comment of Aamir Khan, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that the word 'intolerance' has become a fashion.Aamir and Rakeysh were seen celebrating the 10-year journey of their 2006 film, 'Rang De Basanti.' To mark the occasion, the entire cast of the film, Aamir , Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Siddharth and Waheeda Rehman along with Rakeysh and producer Ronnie Screwvala, launched a book which includes the screenplay, lyrics, story board and anecdotes from the film along with some exclusive interviews of AR Rahman, Aamir and Prasoon Joshi.

'Rang De Basanti' completes a decade, star-cast reunite to celebrate

January 26, 2016 2:56 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, youth iconic film 'Rang De Basanti' has completed 10 years of its release. To mark the occasion, the cast of the film, Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Siddharth and Waheeda Rehman along with Rakeysh and producer Ronnie Screwvala, launched a book which includes screenplay, lyrics, story board and anecdotes from the film along with some exclusive interviews of A R Rahman, Aamir and Prasoon Joshi. The cast also spoke about some memories related to the shoot of the film and how special the movie has remained for each one of them. Giving an example of an incident, Siddharth expressed how unhappy he was that his role in the film influenced youngsters to smoke. As the film completed 10 years of its release, the star cast, including Aamir, Sharman and Siddharth danced to the tune of popular 'Pathshala' song along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya. The film, which speaks about the contemporary showcase of the Indian history, over the period of 10 years, has become a cult in history of Indian cinema.