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Publisher:Penguin Books
Published In:2009
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.18 lbs
Pages:pp. xiii + 265, [8] Pages of Plates (Mostly Col.), Tables, Index, Acknowledgement

The Title "A.R. Rahman The Musical Storm 1st Published" is written by Kamini Mathai. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 0670083712|9780670083718 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Published edition. This book has total of pp. xiii + 265 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Penguin Books. We have about 101622 other great books from this publisher. A.R. Rahman The Musical Storm 1st Published is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

With his Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA wins for Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman has become an international celebrity: they're calling him 'The Mozart of the East': In India, however, Rahman has been an iconic superstar for seventeen long years, ever since his first film Roja. Over the past two decades, he has produced unforgettable music for movies like Kadhalan, Bombay, Rangeela, Dil Se, Taal, Alaipayuthey, Zubeidaa, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti and Jodhaa Akbar, to name only a few, in addition to the stage musical Bombay Dreams and his acclaimed non-film album Vande Mataram.

His name is legend, but what is A.R. Rahman all about? Very few can claim to know the man behind the music. Rahman shies away from the public eye. He is fiercely protective of his privacy and prefers to be known only through his music.

For the very first time, this Book tells A.R. Rahman's incredible story: the tragic death of his father R.K. Sekhar, a talented music arranger, when Rahman -- then Dileep - was nine; Dileep's desperate efforts as a teenager to keep the Family afloat by playing sessions, missing school; his reasons for embracing Islam and turning to Sufism; his 'discovery' by Mani Ratnam and his subsequent ascent to fame; his abiding popularity in the new millennium and his constant endeavour to break new ground. It also takes us straight into Rahman's inimitable world: the composing and recording sessions that run through the night; his compulsive need to 'get it right', which can cause directors to wait months for a song; his continuing fascination with electronic equipment; his relationship with his mother, his inspiration; and above all his religiosity, which is at the root of his being and his music.

Based on extensive interviews with Rahman, his family and those who have worked with him and know him best, this marvelously readable, chatty and anecdotal Biography will delight every fan of the man Chennai calls 'Isai Puyal'-the Musical Storm.

About the Author

Kamini Mathai was born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. She completed her graduation in English from Women's Christian college, Chennai and post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Madras. She started her career in journalism as a features writer for the New Indian Express in 1998 where she continued to work for around ten years. She now works with the Times of India. She lives in Chennai with her husband Philip and son Adiv. This is her first book.


Author's Note

1. Oscars

2. Dileep

3. Roja

4. Breaking the Rules

5. The first Award

6. Bollywood Beginnings

7. Opening Doors

8. Under the Spotlight

9. Faith

10. The Wait

11. At Work

12. At Home