is involved in the most expensive movie
ever in India; he is also involved in the
most expensive theater production ever in
the world. More than 100 million copies
of his albums have been sold around the
world. He has worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber
and many other big names.
British newspaper hailed him as the 'Mozart of Madras'.
Those of you who are still wondering as to whom we have
been describing in these few lines (you must be a very
rare breed) better keep your ignorance to yourselves.
We are talking about none other than Musical Wizard A.R.Rahman.
This must be the best phase of Rahman's career to date;
we believe that even better days are ahead. The icing
on the cake has been the London premiere of The Lord of
the Rings musical. Rahman was accorded a red carpet welcome
at the event. After the premiere it was the time for some
of the most celebrated theater critics of the worlds to
have their say. Well, you can say that the mandate was
fractured with reviews ranging from highly appreciative
to dismissive. But everyone was unanimous in their view
that the music (composed by Rahman of course) was brilliant,
blending seamlessly into the narrative without hanging
loosely like a fractured appendage. Such reviews from
one of the most educated and experienced audience certainly
elevates Rahman to the level of one of the top musicians
of the world (or was he already there much earlier).
Andrew Lloyd Webber who has earlier worked with Rahman
for the Bombay Dreams musical too showered praise on the
show. So Rahman is certainly on top of the world at the