Stepping into the Oscars weekend of 2009, the whole of India waits in anticipation for its most loved musical son to ascend the hallowed stage of the Kodak Theatre - A.R.Rahman. We need to celebrate the recognition of one of the best music composers who may have graced our land. Here are some of his songs- which were very popular, and some others- which were not so popular, but considered by me as absolutely un-re-creatable classics. Some made me very happy, some brought out the sadness in me, but every song has its rightful place in my heart. For someone in who's music I have lived an entire life, these words don't suffice. I wanted to post lots more, but limited it to just ten. Slumdog Millionaire is not one of his best albums, but Oscar or no Oscar, he is just too good! So here goes, have a good time listening :) Tamil tracks are included here and there, but I have largely kept it confined to Bollywood.
1. Al-Maddath - Mangal Pandey.
2. Chale Chalo - Lagaan.
3. Des Ki Mitti- Bose The Forgotten Hero.
4. Shauk Hai- Guru.
5. Khalbali- Rang De Basanti
6. Pudhu Vellai Mazhai- Roja(Tamil)
7. Ooh La La La - Minsara Kanavu (Tamil)
8. Tanha Tanha- Rangeela.
9. Bombay Theme- Bombay.
10. Ae Ajnabee- Dil Se.
I know some of you may not be satisfied with my selection , but let me tell you these are just what I thought of first. There are too many good songs to post here - may take me forever!