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8th August 2005, 06:26 PM
roja is among the best sountracks list by time magazine


Roja:Though he is renowned as the preeminent composer of modern Bollywood, A.R. Rahman was born and still works in Madras, 1,000 miles south of Bombay. His Tamil compatriot, the writer-director Mani Ratnam, yanked him out of jingle-writing to compose his first full score for Roja (The Rose) the tale of a woman whose lover is kidnapped by terrorists. Through this grim political parable, Rahman laced some spectacular melodies that not only serve the drama, they create their own[EM]as in the duet ballads "Yeh Haseen Vadiyan" and "Roja Jaaneman," which first are grounded in recitative, then suddenly ascend into celestial melody. This astonishing debut work parades Rahman's gift for alchemizing outside influences until they are totally Tamil, totally Rahman. He plays with reggae and jungle rhythms, fiddles with Broadway-style orchestrations, runs cool variations on Morricone's scores for Italian westerns.

9th August 2005, 07:43 PM
Roja is a milestone in IFM. Without Roja, we would be still listening to NS-Anu Malik type of hindi and folk mixed and dappakunthu songs in Tamil (Sorry we are still listening. thanks to VS and Deva & Co)

9th August 2005, 08:06 PM
still remember roja songs, as they were from yesterday, when arr music didnt sound advanced.