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Your Favourite AR Rahman Song?

When asked to name their favourite A.R. Rahman songs, almost every one agrees that Jai Ho, while a good song, is not  on their top favourite list. Most people invariably bring up the songs of Roja, Bombay and Dil Se. It was the same among the many people that we spoke to recently, but some of them did name individual songs too. Given the composition of our sample size, perhaps it should not be surprising that a song from his very latest film should get mentioned by the maximum number of people

  • Rehna tu  from Delhi 6 -- (4) Prasoon Joshi, Salim, Chinmayi Sripada, Naresh Iyer
  • Kehna hi kyaa from Bombay -- (2) Mahalxmi Iyer, Shantanu Moitra
  • Vellai pookkal from Kannathil Murhamittaal -- (2)  Chinmayi Sripada, Anil Srinivasan

Your Favourite AR Rahman Song?
Your Favourite AR Rahman Song?
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1970-01-01T05:30:00+05:30

When asked to name their favourite A.R. Rahman songs, almost every one agrees that Jai Ho, while a good song, is not  on their top favourite list. Most people invariably bring up the songs of Roja, Bombay and Dil Se. It was the same among the many people that we spoke to recently, but some of them did name individual songs too. Given the composition of our sample size, perhaps it should not be surprising that a song from his very latest film should get mentioned by the maximum number of people

  • Rehna tu  from Delhi 6 -- (4) Prasoon Joshi, Salim, Chinmayi Sripada, Naresh Iyer
  • Kehna hi kyaa from Bombay -- (2) Mahalxmi Iyer, Shantanu Moitra
  • Vellai pookkal from Kannathil Murhamittaal -- (2)  Chinmayi Sripada, Anil Srinivasan

These were the other songs that got singled out:

Obviously, these are not thought-out lists, and carping critics can have a lot to say about the fact that there is no Rangeela, Lagaan, Sapnay, Taal or 1947, to name some films off-hand. Incidentally, when asked to name his own favourites, ARR' apparently listed these  (the only composition of his own in this list is the theme from Bombay). Rediff lists these soundtracks as named by ARR in HT as his best:

  • Roja
  • Rangeela
  • Bombay
  • Dil Se
  • Taal
  • Kandukonden Kandukonden
  • Zubeidaa
  • Lagaan
  • Rang De Basanti
  • Guru

Music India has a good enough playlist. Someone has compiled these 20 as his best on youtube. Obviously, as in any such listing, many favourites would be missing, so let's hear about them. Why don't we share our favourite Rahman tunes.

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