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india abroad Director Shankar is known for his achievements in making megascaled, high-tech, good-story-based Tamil 'Indian,' 'Jeans' and 'Mudhalvan.' - august 2000

india abroad on the brink of worldwide acclaim By Lisa Tsering, India Abroad News Service - july 2000

ndtv ...I try to break the conventional way of having a track. interviewed by shreen, june 2000

rediff news I always live with a song. A man of few words, A R Rahman has always preferred his music to do the talking. And how! From being touted as the most exciting composer in India, he is now on the verge of receiving international acclaim, with no less than sir Andrew Lloyd Webber rooting for him. march 2000

rediff news Few people realise that his Phantom of the Opera has outgrossed the Titanic with revenues of $ 3 billion worldwide. With Cats having also grossed over $ 2.5 billion and eight productions about to be on at the same time on the West End and Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber is the hottest name in showbiz. That is why everyone expects his Bombay Dreams to bring India centrestage.march 2000

msnbc PaI learnt from most of the music composers I worked with. Each song was a learning experience." Padma Shri A R Rahman on his musical inspiration and influences. Music composer A R Rahman received the Padma Shri in the civil honours awarded this week. He's the musician and keyboard whiz who's just announced plans for a stage musical in London with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Rahman's father was Malayalam film music composer R K Shekhar. Rahman won a scholarship to the Trinity College of Music in London. He then worked with musicians like Ilayaraja and Shiva Mani before composing the hit music for Mani Ratnam's Roja, which put his very original brand of music on the film map. His biggest non-film hit is the memorable Vande Mataram. dated 07.04.2000

rediff news If people want me, and they want my kind of music, they pay for it' 2000

chennai news Making music with A R Rahman "I am excited about working with Weber" 15.03.2000

the week  dated: 2000. interviewed by E Vijayalakshmi, Chennai

Zee Premiere interview  dated: 2000. interviewed by Zee Premiere, Subhash K Jha

The burden of genius  dated: 23.01.2000. interviewed by indiatimes

ARR`s interview in kumudam dated 18/11/99 and 25/11/99 - Interviewed by Mr. V. Chandra Sekaran, Kumudham

is duniya ka sitaare  - Interview appeared in 'Is Duniya Ke Sitaare' on Star Plus 26/01/99 - part 1

is duniya ka sitaare - Interview appeared in 'Is Duniya Ke Sitaare' on Star Plus 26/01/99 - part 2

expectations are scary - Interview by Uma Maheswari appeared in Sun T.V. On 15/1/99 on Pongal Night.

my desire of peace - Interview appeared in Junior Vikatan issue dated 25.11.98 with questions asked by readers through letter.

rising star - part 1 

rising star - part 2

rising star - part 3

perfection is his key to success- S. R. Ashok Kummar interviews music wizard A. R. Rahman, who won his second national award for ``Minsara Kanavu'' recently. Date: 04-07-1997

after vande mataram

i like doing fusion music

filmfare interview - Interview with A R Rahman appeared in Filmfare magazine (in early 1996).

i didn`t fund fundamentalist!

india talkies interview

interesting parts from the interview with a r rahman

rediff interview

rahman`s tv interview - There was a news segment profiling Rahman in the news magazine India this week which was telecast over channel 56 in Washington DC here (in 1995). 

rider on the storm - Exchanging notes with A R Rahman, the nation's snappy spice boy. A R Rahman has just completed an album to mark the 50 years of Indian Independence and is now tackling his ever-burgeoning list of film assignments, including Mani Ratnam's first Hindi project.

screen interview

stardust interview



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