Monday, February 23, 2009

Hurray for A R Rehman

He got the Oscars for Best Song and Best Score. For work which is good but certainly not the best he's ever done. I’m so very happy for the man. Feels like the personal vindication of a starry-eyed young girl who could pick a Rehman tune out of hundreds and be right every time. At a time when Rehman was famous only down south and sneered at or generally ignored by the rest of the country. It feels so bloody great for the man to finally be acknowledged as one of the best musicians of our times. I always thought he was, and now the world acknowledges it with kind. He’s humble and unassuming with it, and so very gracious. Well done, you deserve it. They just had to give it you.

BTW, all you Hinduvta eejits. The man is Muslim. Feel free to stay out of the celebrations.

12 comments:

Aathira said...

I so agree!

When he was famous in the south and not bothered about by anyone, it was real sad as he had talent far greater than many at those times.
And now with two Oscars, he has proven that he has talent far greater than many all over the world!

Congrats to him!

Sue said...

Aathira -- :)

upsilamba said...

LOL, Sue! What a kick ass comment.

dipali said...

Great composer!

Saya said...

lol

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Ditto with everything you said!

March Hare said...

Did I ever dream in my wildest dreams that I would live to see the day when someone would get up on to that stage in Kodak theatre and say 'Mere paas maa hai'?

:D

Jai ho!

Munchkin said...

Yay! A bunch of us got tgether last night and watched the oscars...we literally brought the house down with our hooting when Rehman won...the old African American lady staying downstairs came up to complain! Havent got into trouble like that since college!

Jai ho!

IBH said...

oh! those Hindutva eejits will still celebrate saying that he was born a hindu :)

and also Resul Pookutty - he is a muslim from kerala...

this man deserves it..

Mama - Mia said...

totally well deserved!

and after listening to Delhi 6 in the theatre, i am in love all over again! :)

cheers!

abha

Casuarina said...

Honestly, the man's done so much better formerly that it's almost ironical he should be lauded just on the basis of 'Slumdog Millionaire' now...Roja to Rangeela, Dil Se to Taal, Pukar to Zubeidaa, Bhagat Singh to Boys (a Tamil film I watched only for his music and then happened to fall in love with!),Yuva to Yaadein, Swades to Rang de Basanti,Jodhaa Akbar to Yuvvraaj(it's sad that the latter couldn't match up to the standards of his music, though), Guru to Ghajini...he's haunted us with his soul-stirring songs for a long long time...I wrote a post on him a long time back and now feel like it's my personal vindication too !

Check it out, Sue :

http://writingtherain.blogspot.com/2008/11/musically-speaking.html

D said...

What's this about the Hindutvas eejits and the Muslims in this celebratory post?