Thursday, April 24, 2008

A.R.Rahman's live concert at Chennai !!!!

Me and my friends went to A.R.'s concert at chennai organised by The Times Of India.. Its a dream turning reality for us.. Simply superb.. No words to really express.. Thala thala dhan!!

First of all, my sincere thanks to Times of India, for without them we wouldnt have got this golden opportunity to witness the God of Music performing on stage!! Being a deep deep admirer of A.R, i just loved each and every moment there.. Adding to his presence, several singers like Karthik, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, Blaaze, Javed Ali, Neethi Mohan, Chimayi etc performed on stage which added glory to the event..

The list of songs performed at the event are, Jaage Hain (Guru), Ella Pugazhum Oruvan Oruvanuke (Azhagiya Tamizh Magan), Endendrum Punnagai (Alaipayuthe) ,Varadhe Nathi Karai Ooram (Sangamam),Vaaji Vaaji (Shivaji), Barso Re (Guru), Newyork Nagaram (Jilunu Oru Kaadha), Girlfriend (Boys), Jashn E Bahaara (Jodha Akbar), Roobaroo (Rang De Basanthi), Munbe Vaa (Jillunu Oru Kadhal), Enna Solla Pogirai (Kandukonden Kandukonden), Kanodu Kaanbathellam (Jeans),Dil Se Re (Dil Se), In Lamhon Ke (Jodha Akbar), Adhiradi (Shivaji), Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil se), Azeeem Shah (Jodha Akbar), Oru Koodai (Shivaji), Pray for me Brother, Bombay Theme, Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar), Udhaya Udhaya (Udhaya), Ay Hairathe (Guru), Tumhari Adao Pe (Mangal Pandey), Maiyya Maiyya (Guru), Maduraiku Pogadhadi (Azhagiya Tamizh Magan),Tere Bina (Guru), Antha Arabic Kadaloram (Bombay), "Vande Maataram"!!!!!

Of these songs performed, Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodha Akbar), was presented in a quite different way, ie, A.R sat on a bed like thing laid on the floor with a harmonium placed in front of him and more importantly he was with a white cap on his head!! Am not able to express it exactly, but the presentation looked very devotional( like a prayer song infact!!).. Another important thing in this regard was the Azeem-oh-Shah song from the same movie.. During this performance, some 30-35 students came up with those giant bands with the legend Shivamani taking the lead Band!! The entire stage was terrific at that momment.. Also, half way through that song, thala moved on to the first stanza of the 'Veera Pandiya Kottayile!!' song which kept us spell bound..!!

With all these on one side, we had Shivamani himself controlling the spectators with his own awesome drums.. Not just drums, but his hands made music out of other materials like a suitcase, bubble top water can etc..!! This was simply superb!! And the pick-of-the-day was the Vande Mataram song to end up the concert.. The entire crowd was speechless at that song!! In short the concert was a 3 hour delight and of course the living legend A.R.Rahman was the one man behind it.. Thanks to Times Of India once again!! And millions of thanks to the God Of Music!!!!