Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A. R. Rahman Scores Raavan in a month

And his satisfaction, well, it can come even just a day before your album is all set to be unveiled.

And that’s how things worked for Mani Ratnam’s Raavan as well.

“As always this album all came together only last month. But it was a lot of fun working with Gulzar and Mani,” says Rahman with a mischievous smile.

A source from the film tells us more.

“Mani was quite clear that he wanted Rahman to work on the soundtrack of his epic film – both the Hindi and Tamil version. But A R’s manic schedule meant things weren’t signed and sealed till the last minute. In fact he did record some tracks and sent them to Mani to listen to. Everyone loved what they heard,” says the source.

“But last month Rahman called Mani and said he had re-worked tracks and was sending a new lot of scratch material for him to hear. It was these new tracks that have become the final album,” adds the source.

This is not the first time that Rahman has called back his scores and re-worked them. Whether it’s been Hollywood films like The Couples Retreat or even closer home Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj, Rahman has often called back his work and redone them till he himself is completely satisfied.

It’s no wonder then that with such dedication and passion for his work that Rahman is dubbed as the Mozart from Madras!

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