Ghanan Ghanan : The Rahman Factor
While browsing thru some 50 odd channels today, watched the ghanan ghanan from Lagaan after a long time. Mind blowing folk number. I was just imagining the day when AR Rahman who have sat to compose it. ARR, his keyboard and some beautiful music . Great combination. Probably aamir and ahutosh who have told him the situation and would have waited for sometime for the inspiration from rahman. All 3 would have aspired but would have not felt that the numbers they are going to make for this movie are gonna be seen by people all over the world. I don’t have words to describe rehman’s music in lagaan. Though I love all his other movies, Laggan was a class apart.
Thats how Roja sounded 11 years back and i didn’t believe a 17 yr old guy had composed Kadhal Rojavey (Roja Janeman in Hindhi version). Thats was a totally different sound for my ears and for all in India. I would like to go back and imagine the amount of aspiration and fire that Rahman would have had when Mani Ratnam asked him to compose for Roja. Genius finds another genius.
These eleven years of celluloid medium has made rahman a very mature person. With Laggan and Kannathil Muthamittal ( A Peck in the cheek – Mani Ratnam’s latest tamil film about srilankan refugees) AR has moved from the masses to the classes and we hope he makes even the masses to move to the classes.