AR Rahman Autobiography to be Released Late 2010

By May 11, 2010 No Comments

Winning an Oscar for his work on the hit movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ did many things for Bollywood composer AR Rahman, including a book deal with Penguin. The company approached him to pen the tale of his life, which will be released in late 2010 in both Tamil and English.

Also approached was sound designerResul Pookutty, who worked with Rahman on the ‘Slumdog’ soundtrack. Since making his break in film as the sound designer for the 1997 film, ‘Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One,’ he has worked in Bollywood and Malayalam industries, as well as Hollywood. His autobiography, ‘Sabdatharapadham,’ is being released this week in Mumbai, while it will soon be released in English.

Pookutty is right on time with his biography, while Rahman is behind schedule, not surprising given his recent commitment to his world tour, not to mention the films he is currently working on, which include ‘Puli,’ ‘Sultan the Warrior’ and ‘1-800-LOVE.’

Rahman, Resul ready with Autobiographies

It’s almost official now. The startling musical journey of A. R. Rahman has now been chronicled by the maestro in an autobiography. In Tamil and English, Rahman’s self-revelations to be published by Penguin will appear later this year after he finishes his current world tour and gets the time to put finishing touches to his startling tale, so far.

The autobiography was apparently commissioned by Penguin right after the Oscar triumph. Both, Rahman and sound designer Resul Pookutty, who won Oscars for their work inSlumdog Millionaire, were asked to put together their life stories, so far. While Resul acted swiftly, making time in the midst of his various projects to pen down his tale, Rahman, over-committed and unable to cope with his schedules is somewhat behind schedule with his biography.
Resul’s autobiography in his native tongue, Malayalam, and in English is ready for release. While Rahman chooses to remain silent on his autobiography until closer to release, Resul confirms on behalf of both of them. Says Resul, “Both A R Rahman and I were asked to write our autobiographies after the Oscars. The Malayalam version of my autobiography entitled ‘Sabdatharapadham’ (meaning, The Sound of the Milky Way) is being released on May 13 in Mumbai. The English version will release a little later.”

Resul’s co-partners in the Oscars victory, Gulzar and Rahman, would also be present. The book would be released by the Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayan. Unfortunately Resul’s favourite entertainment icon, Amitabh Bachchan, won’t be able to make it .“But Amitji will be releasing the English version of my book,” promises Resul.

Rahman, Resul to release autobiography soon

You can soon read A R Rahman’s life story in his own words. His autobiography is almost ready and will be released once his world tour ends and he gives the final touches to his book. Meanwhile, Rahman’s fellow Oscar winner Resul Pookutty’s life is already an open book and the Malayalam version of his autobiography will release this Thursday in Mumbai. It is titled Sabdatharapadham (the sound of the Milky Way). It will be launched by Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayan. Resul hopes that the English version, which will be released later, will be launched by his favourite icon Amitabh Bachchan.

Rahman’s autobiographies will be released in Tamil and English.