Yes, the eternal question! Let’s see if anyone cares to enter the debate this year! Or if we are all beyond these petty rivalries and don’t care.
Brace yourself, I’m going for it, AR RAHMAN IS BETTER!!!!!
He works in more genres (jazz, rock, Carnatic, Islamic, and pop)
He is more international (traditional soundtracks for American films, Broadway shows, and Indian film)
He is more National (worked in multiple language industries)
And this year he is going to OFFICIALLY OUTLIVE RD!!!!! Therefore, his music will be more mature than RD’s ever was, and his career longer.