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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Tamil Anthem - Music AR Rahman - Lyrics - Chief Minister Karunanidhi

The Tamil Anthem - Music AR Rahman - Lyrics - Chief Minister Karunanidhi

A week before leaving for the Jai Ho World Tour, i was asked to come into studio to record... little did i know at the time, this was going to be the biggest and most remembered song in tamil history... With pure amazing lyrics, and the sounds of an anthem that will remain in people's hearts, body and soul for generations to come, bringing together 3 generations of singers, and making the perfect composition, when i heard what Mr. AR Rahman had been working on, it was a 'magical' moment. Only rahman could have thought of this diverse blend of genres and styles and sounds in One song. To check on my pronounciation of each and every word, the humble Ms. Kanimozhi, was present in the studio, and though i really wanted to take a snap with her, as i do admire her strength and leadership qualities and her service to the people, i just did not have the guts to ask her for a picture ... maybe one day soon, godwilling :) We later shot a few portions with Mr Gautham Menon and his team, and also in studio with Mr. Selva. To me, it is a moment in time that will stand the test of time.

someone posted a comment about my involvement in the tamil anthem, on arr fans group about how my portion is 'different' in the anthem and not reqd... so i posted this response to the group...

Honestly, i feel truly honoured, humbled and blessed to be a part of such an
amazing anthem. And amongst the best, to feature my rap bit is such a
heartwarming feeling. I finally feel a sense of belonging, and a sense of
community... and to me, this is my Oscar! AR Rahman, God Bless...

in reply.. these are the responses:

Dear Sathya Sundaram,

See the reply from BlaaZe Anna himself.. he is an humble person just like ARR.

There can be no one who can do rap like BlaaZe Anna. Love you Anna.
You are the BEST
Oh my,
you really are Blaaze,
I am really really sorry if any of the group members hurt you in anyway. It
must be unintentional.
Keep up the great work.

Warm regards,
A R R told his view at the function itself.....lets not lock Tamil let the
language and its culture spread world wide.......this is possible only be A
R R ....i know how my kannadiga friends are loving Tamil songs of A R R
...and the reason is how A R R simplify the language in songs, and blazee
has played a very significant role in making non Tamil people to like Tamil
songs....even the younger generation, my students in 10th standard keep
humming blazee's rap quite often.

I feel A R R and blazee are rocking ! from baba to Tamil anthem i have liked
all their works.
Blaaze is not just rapping, he also sang a couple of songs. For example Thigu
Thigu from Anbe Aaruyire and Dating from Boys...
Blaaze rock...err no you RAP ! Keep on going....irrespective of
genres, songs, movies etc. Your Hosanna is still going strong. And your
gangsta blues from SDM is a worldclass hip-hop song....awesome...

Cheers !
Dear Blaaze,

Your performance in the Tamil Anthem was rocking to the core.

First time I heard your performance, I was really stunned by the introduction
of RAP into the song. It was truly unique and note worthy performance.

Also the beautiful transition from the nadaswaram and thavil beats to your part
(when u forcefully say "Kambanataarmum") was really the highlight of the whole

I only wish that the name of "Avvai Nallalum" was pronounced more clearly, as
the name sounded like "Vai Nallalum".

I truly enjoy all your earlier songs and the energy in your RAP part.

We are all eagerly waiting to see you during the Jai Ho Concert in Los-Angeles.

Jai ho,

Blaaze bro, glad to see you in this group.
Your rap potion in anthem song is so Nice

We all love you

Blaaze sir,

Nice to see you in the group. Still can't forget the 'Endrendrum Punnagai' you
and Shankar sir sang in the TOI concert. Had AR seen you in 2000, that
evergreen song would'Ve been a much bigger hit than what it is right now..

Do post more in the future, sir... God bless..
Ajay Bhaskar


Is Violin a part of Carnatic Music ? YES.
Isn't it an instrument from the West ? YES.

So there you go, Why should Tamil Anthem not have all other influences ?
After all , India as a population demographically & culturally has been
absorbing & spilling so much.
Why restrict Music...


BlaaZe is my most favourite and he is needed...

He writes lyrics, composes music himself...

I am very sure, ARR will keep BlaaZe with him for all future projects
too. INSHALLAH Ameen.

If they DID not want any WESTERN influence or BLAAZE for a Tamil Anthem;
then they should have gone for MS VISHWANATHAN sir instead of ARR. They
certainly wanted ARR signature in it!

Dear Blaaze ,
your portion in anthem song is so cute...
Keep it up...
V love ARR...



Taring Anu said...

aww rock tamizh music...keep firin ur blog..:) i knw ur busy but would love to read more..:)

Kavitha said...

Sir you are an awesome person. You can never be replaced sir. Hats off sir...


Vikas Muralidharan said...

A really late comment, but I guess its never too late to tell you thet YOU ROCK!!!!!!! KEEP RAPPING!