India has given a lot to the world, not just one of the seven wonders of the world but some great personalities as well. From Aryabhatta to Kalpana Chawla to Sachin Tendulkar, Indians have left their mark all over the world. Among these AR Rahman has also left a prominent mark with his soulful and heartfelt music. Representing Indian music on an international platform and winning the most prestigious awards, Rahman has reached extreme heights in the music industry. Here’s to some of the greatest melodies he composed and sang of all times.
Dil se re (Dil se)
Mani Ratnam’s 1998 drama established a benchmark for every music director ever to enter the industry.
Vande mataram (Maa tujhe salaam)
The studio album in 1997 by AR Rahman featured this epic evergreen song and provokes a sense of patriotism in all of us.
Chhoti si asha (Roja)
In 1992, we were grateful to him for giving us a refreshing and inspirational song of all time.
Tu hi re (Bombay)
This 1995 drama gave us another melodious song of the century and an another meaning to love and romance.
Ishq bina (Taal)
Subhash Ghai’s 1999 epic musical was considered to be Rahman’s one of the greatest work but the legend just doesn’t stop to surprise us.
Rang de Basanti (Rang De Basanti)
Rakyesh Mehra’s 2006 movie about the patriotism within the youths blew all our minds adding to the immensely hard hitting songs by Rahman.
O rey chhori and Woh radha hai (Lagaan)
After a few edits to the script Aamir Khan loved it to the extent where he decided to produce the film. The songs of the movie still makes our feet dance on its own whenever it plays.