Globally renowned artist, AR Rahman, who has been producing some marvellous music for the past two decades, has attracted fans globally. And today, January 6, is the maestro's birthday. So let us first wish the music magician a Very Happy Birthday.
The craze for his music was such that, some of the Rahman's songs made their way into Hollywood! It is not an exaggeration to say - for a person who has great honours like Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy awards, it might seem to be a little news when his music features in a Hollywood flick. Also, the 'Jai Ho…' maker has worked for many Hollywood productions like Provoked, Slumdog Millionaire, Couples Retreat, 127 Hours, Million Dollar Arm, 100-Foot Journey, etc., to name a few.
Well, let us check those Hollywood films/songs that were inspired by Rahman's compositions.
Accidental Husband ends with Rahman's songs
2008 film Accidental Husband featuring Uma Thurman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan used three of the Rahman's hit songs at the climax to have a lovely end to it. Those songs are 'Yaro Yarodi...', 'Swasamae...' and 'Rang De…'.
'Chaiyya Chaiyya…' in Inside Man
2006's crime thriller Inside Man starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owenendand Jodie Foster has AR Rahman's hit number 'Chaiyya Chaiyya...' from Dil Se during the beginning and at the end of the film.
The Iconic Bombay Theme in Lord Of War
One of the best themes of all time - Bombay Theme – has made its way to Hollywood when it was used in the 2005 film Lord Of War starring Nicolas Cage and Jared Leto.
Bombay Theme in International Compilations
Bombay Theme also inspired many international stars to merge it with their compositions. Some of them are
Lloyd Banks' mixtape Rather Be Me
Paradisiac 2 album includes Bombay Theme which is named as Mumbai Theme Tune
The Compilation album Anokha – Soundz Of The Asian Underground by Talvin Singh
Cafe del Mar Volume 5
Die Ewigkeit, a song by Loewenherz
The same theme was used in Elia Suleiman's film Divine Intervention.
Rahman's 'Kannalanae.../Kehna Hai Kya…' from Bombay in Ciara's song 'Turntables...'
Ciara's Turntables featuring Chris Brown had that Rahman feel with 'Kannalanae… /Kehna Hai Kya…' track from Bombay.
'Urvasi Urvasi...' In Will.i.am and Cody Wise song 'It's My Birthday...'
American singers Will.i.am and Cody Wise collaborated with Rahman for 'It's My Birthday...' which heavily depends on the hit song 'Urvasi Urvasi...' from the Tamil film Kadhalan.
Lion features Urvasi Urvasi
Grath Davis film Lion featuring Dev Patel included Rahman's song 'Urvasi Urvasi…' as one of the film's track.
We are proud of you Rahman... Happy Birthday AR Rahman.
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