By: Settu Shankar
Monday, August 13, 2007
AR Rahman is getting ready to lay out his heart for the country he loves by re doing another national tune. Ten years back, he did the same with Vande Mataram. Now he is ready to do it with Jana Gana Mana. The maestro has gotten ready with his adaptation of the song, which was released on Saturday.
The voices featured in the song are DK Pattammal, Bhimsen Joshy, Baala Murali Krishna, Hari Prasad Chowrasia, Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubramaniam. The producers of the song are the same ones that produced Vande Mataram - Bharati Bala.
The ace singer - composer spoke about the composition saying that it was of great value to him to redo the National Anthem. He said that he is not able to single out any one of the singers on the album as the best. He said that they all were impressive. The man himself has mysteriously not sung on the tracks.
The singer -composer has recently tasted in the international music scene with Pray For Me Brother. The songs producer Bharat Bala extended his appreciation to the master.