Described as the world’s most prominent and prolific film composer by TIME Magazine, AR Rahman will perform live in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center on Friday, August 12th.
His works are notable for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres, and traditional orchestral arrangements. Rahman has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards, and thirteen Filmfare Awards South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations. In 2009, TIME Magazine placed Rahman in its list of the World’s Most Influential People. AR Rahman’s 2022 concert tour will feature songs in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and English.
Reserve Tickets now at Ticketmaster.com Tickets can also be purchased in person by visiting the Prudential Center Box Office located at 25 Lafayette Street in Newark, N.J.
AR Rahman has won 17 Filmfare awards (the Indian equivalent of the Oscars), 3 MTV Awards, 4 IIFA Awards, 6 Tamil Nadu State Awards, 6 Zee Awards, 4 Screen Awards, and more. He has also been given the prestigious Padmashree (the highest civilian honor in India) award by the Government of India in the year 2000 for outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry.
Rahman is widely considered as the man who single-handedly revived public interest in Indian film music. In 1991, noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam offered Rahman a movie “Roja” which was a run-away success and brought nationwide fame and acclaim to the composer.
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Rahman followed up “Roja” with “Gentleman,” “Thiruda Thiruda,” “Kaadhalan,” “Bombay,” and “Minssara Kannavu” all of which were huge chartbusters and were dubbed in Hindi as well. Other hits in Tamil include “Alaipayuthey,” “Kandukondein Kandukondein,” “Jeans,” “Mudalvan,” “Kannathil Muthamittal,” “Boys” etc.
His foray into Hindi movies started off with a big bang in the superhit “Rangeela” followed by “Dil Se,” “Taal,” “1947/Earth,” “Pukar,” “Lagaan,” “Zubeida,” “Meenaxi,” “The Legend of Bhagat Singh,” “Yuva,” Tehzeeb” amongst others all of which had huge album sales. His more recent releases include “Swades,” “Ah-Aah,” “Bose: The forgotten hero,” “The Rising,” “Water,” and “Rang De Basanti” all of which have been critically acclaimed and well received.
In 2001, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the well-known composer of musicals like “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” etc invited Rahman to compose for the musical, “Bombay Dreams,” which opened to packed houses at London’s West end. The show had an unprecedented run for 2 years and later premiered at New York’s Broadway.
AR Rahman is also involved in other charitable causes. In 2004, he was appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop T B Partnership, a project by the World Health Organization (WHO). He also supports charities like Save the Children, India and as a producer on the single ‘We can make it better’ by Don Asian alongside Mukhtar Sahota, AR Rahman showed his charitable side again with all proceeds going to the Tsunami victims, as did his 2004 Tsunami relief concert in India.
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