'Isai Puyal', AR Rehman's debut music soundtrack is among Time magazine's 10 best soundtracks of all time of his first movie. Roja, a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam, was been dubbed in Hindi, Malayalam Marathi and Telugu after becoming a runaway success in Tamil. It established the director Mani Ratnam in Bollywood. AR Rehman composed both the soundtrack and the background score of the film. Rehman got his first national award for his music in the film.