In focus Why is A.R. Rahman ‘India’s gift to international music’?
He’s the man who has revolutionised contemporary Indian music. He’s the man whose soul-stirring masterpieces have propelled Indian music to achieve International fame. A two-time winner and five-time nominee of the Academy Awards and hailed by TIME Magazine as the ‘Mozart of Madras’, A.R. Rahman is undoubtedly India’s gift to international music. BIG CBS PRIME and Bloomberg TV India are all set to shed light on this musical prodigy’s genius on the show that aims to select the ultimate icon, India’s Prime Icon.
Rahman’s wide range of mesmerising musical compositions include soundtracks for films like Roja, Taal, Rockstar , the Oscar-nominated Lagaan and Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire which have defined the music genre of their times. In spite of his unparalleled fame and success, the man behind the soulful music is much of an enigma. A man of few words, Rahman prefers to let his work do the talking, shying away from the lime-light. With his sheer hard work and dedication, Rahman has pursued his passion and created magic with every single heartfelt golden melody proving that he truly has the Midas touch. Known to be unassuming, shy and devout, his divine qualities have made Rahman the legend that he is. Find out more on the phenomenon himself, as he features on India’s Prime Icon .
The show airs every Friday and Saturday at 9: 30 p.m. on BIG CBS Prime and every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on Bloomberg TV India.