One music director, who cuts the language barriers and found a place in the hearts of music lovers in last two decades, is none other than AR Rahman. His reach is not just limited to Tamil films or just Bollywood as he is well-recognised in Hollywood films. Today, the legend of our times is celebrating his 48th birthday. On this occasion, we have picked top ten Tamil albums, which are the must-hear musics composed by him.
No music director would have imagined to get such a dream debut as Roja became a sleeper hit album. The songs from Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and Telugu became superhits. 'Chinna chinna aasai', 'Rukkumani Rukkumani' and 'Kaadhal Rojave' are ever-green hits of AR Rahman.
AR Rahman had composed eight tunes for Thiruda Thiruda. 'Chandralekha', 'Raasathi', 'Veerapandi kotayyile' and Kannum kannum are popular even today.
Kadhalan had become a sensational hit album in the year 1994. 'Mukkabla', 'Urvasi Urvasi' and 'Ennavale adi ennavale' songs had topped the chartbusters.
Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman's combo worked again as their Bombay album became popular in Tamil and Bollywood too. 'Hamma hamma', 'Kannalanae', 'Kuchi kuchi' and 'Uyire uyire' were superhits.
Kadhalar Dhinam was a musical hit directed by Kathir. 'Thandiya', 'Ennai vilai azhagae', 'Kadhalenum', 'Oh Mariya' and 'Roja Roja' were chartbusters.
Alaipayuthey was one of the Tamil movies that made other language audience to stand up and appreciate the film. The music composed by AR Rahman played a vital role in its success. 'Endendrum punnagai', 'Pachchai nirame', 'Kadhal sadugudu' and 'Evano oruvan' were superhit songs.
What would one expect when AR Rahman was roped in for an action-thriller starring superstar Rajinikanth? A complete mass blended with class songs. Isn't? AR Rahman could not have given better songs than 'Balleilakka', 'Vaaji Vaaji', 'Athiradee' and 'Sahana' for Sivaji.
Gautham Menon's Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa had melodoies songs with Western beats. AR Rahman's 'Omana penne', 'Hosanna', 'Mannipaaya' and 'Aaromale' were chartbusters.
Mani Ratnam's Kadal may have bombed at Box Office, but its songs will remain one of the best albums of AR Rahman in the recent years. 'Moongil thottam', 'Elay keechaan', 'Nenjukkule' and 'Magudi magudi' were superhits.