Challenge! What One Rahman Song Would You Use to Prove His Genius?

This is an Actual Question! I showed 99 Songs at my Friends Movie Night last night and my new friend/guest did not believe based on 99 Songs that Rahman was a genius. So now I have to send her songs all day at work to prove that he IS a genius. Give me ideas!

This is my favorite Rahman song, but I’m not sure if it is showy enough?

What would you pick?


24 thoughts on “Challenge! What One Rahman Song Would You Use to Prove His Genius?

  1. I would pick Boys just because Shankar’s fondness for granduer and the cinematography make all songs a overall good experience even if you don’t understand the language.


  2. Just…how can anyone with ears think A R Rahman isn’t a genius? I am honestly baffled. Suggestions if you haven’t shown these yet:

    – Dil Gira Dafatan
    – Bombay Theme
    – Kannalanae
    – Usure Pogudhey – from Raavanan
    – Mental Manadhil
    – Konjun Nilavu (Chandralekha) – from Thiruda Thiruda, either the movie version or Neeti Mohan’s version, both are FANTASTIC!
    – Saarattu Vandiyila
    – Patakha Guddi
    – Ishq Bina
    – Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera


  3. Rockstar soundtrack.
    I was going to mention only my beloved Kun Faya Kun but later I thought that one should listen to entire album to see how good A R Rahman is.


    • Kun Faya Kun and “Sadda Haq” in the same movie is amazing. Too bad it’s such a Ranbir-y film.

      On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 11:09 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I didn’t show her Roja, I showed her 99 Songs. I agree, Roja is a winner!

      On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 2:52 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. 2 lesser known Tamil albums, that I liked because they were different than the usual stuff. It is for director Bharathi Raja who usually prefers rural themed songs. A challenge for Rahman !!!
    Taj Mahal


  5. For me, one of the things that’s special about Rahman is how he builds a symphony of the different rhythm instruments. There are probably even better showcases of that, but the “Taal” soundtrack does live up to its name.


    • Oooo, I forgot about Taal! Yes, that is a good one. Definitely will have to try it on her today.

      On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 7:55 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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