Big day for Rahman


Big day for Rahman

Today is a special day for A R Rahman for more than one reason. First, the Oscar-Grammy winning composer will be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award in Mumbai.

And the second reason is, ‘Jai Ho’, a 90-minute documentary tracing the journey of the music maestro, is all set to premiere Discovery channel.

Veteran Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai will present the fifth Hridaynath Award to Rahman on the birth anniversary of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, younger brother of legendary playback singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

While the Discovery documentary traces Rahman’s journey from achieving superstar status in India with numerous hits in a very short time to working with big names in the west. Some of his personal experiences are also going to be showcased in the film. -

Talking about it recently, the ‘Mozart of Madras’ said, “There were lot of offers before to do a documentary on me, but I felt it was not necessary. And after the Oscars and all the brouhaha, I felt that people could get some kind of inspiration from my life, through the journey of my life, through the way I’m making music.”

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