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DALER MEHNDI S I N G E R People install you on a pedestal and then pull you down equally fast. You can't say how the general public will react to any new composition. The rise and fall of an artiste doesn't have anything to do with talent. I believe that it is all the play of destiny. I sang Rang de Basanti for Rahman after he turned down four other singers' versions. He is not good with words. Maybe that is his biggest stumbling block.

Varied Voices

September 18, 2010


DALER MEHNDI S I N G E R People install you on a pedestal and then pull you down equally fast. You can't say how the general public will react to any new composition. The rise and fall of an artiste doesn't have anything to do with talent. I believe that it is all the play of destiny. I sang Rang de Basanti for Rahman after he turned down four other singers' versions. He is not good with words. Maybe that is his biggest stumbling block.

KAMAL SABRI SA R A N G I A RT I ST E All artistes hit highs and lows. Give him the time and chance to prove himself again. He is too creative and intelligent to not re-surface. Maybe he was under too much pressure to cough up the CWG theme. My track Sahirain Sarangi Funkis actually a tribute to his brilliant theme music in Roja. He taught a lot of composers how to mix traditional music and technology.

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September 18, 2010


KAMAL SABRI SA R A N G I A RT I ST E All artistes hit highs and lows. Give him the time and chance to prove himself again. He is too creative and intelligent to not re-surface. Maybe he was under too much pressure to cough up the CWG theme. My track Sahirain Sarangi Funkis actually a tribute to his brilliant theme music in Roja. He taught a lot of composers how to mix traditional music and technology.

AADESH SRIVASTAV COM P OS E R One expected a composition that would beat Shakira's Waka Waka;unfortunately Rahman has failed. Rahman should've taken this assignment as a challenge, after all it was for the country. I hear he is not even in the country and touring the world now. And why pick only Rahman? Many composers like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Zakir Husain are known abroad. Why not pick three composers instead of one?

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September 18, 2010


AADESH SRIVASTAV COM P OS E R One expected a composition that would beat Shakira's Waka Waka;unfortunately Rahman has failed. Rahman should've taken this assignment as a challenge, after all it was for the country. I hear he is not even in the country and touring the world now. And why pick only Rahman? Many composers like Pandit Ravi Shankar and Zakir Husain are known abroad. Why not pick three composers instead of one?

ANNU MALIK COM P OS E R No music director plans on making a bad composition, but just because it was Rahman the expectations were really very high. Even I felt that the composition should've been more robust with more of Shivamani's drums beats. Maybe it could've been more desi. Sometimes composers work for their own creative satisfaction, but it does not go down well with the masses.

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September 18, 2010


ANNU MALIK COM P OS E R No music director plans on making a bad composition, but just because it was Rahman the expectations were really very high. Even I felt that the composition should've been more robust with more of Shivamani's drums beats. Maybe it could've been more desi. Sometimes composers work for their own creative satisfaction, but it does not go down well with the masses.

SHANKAR MAHADEVAN SINGER-COMPOSER It is really sad to see the same people who raised him onto a pedestal pull him down. If they didn't like the composition, they could've asked him to make the changes. We are designers of music;something that works for us may not work for others. Our music for London Dreamsand We Are Family was not liked by listeners although we thought it was good. As for allegations that Rahman is too busy, any person who is good is busy and he was signed up only because he is good. I say Rahman is the biggest musician in the country.

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September 18, 2010


SHANKAR MAHADEVAN SINGER-COMPOSER It is really sad to see the same people who raised him onto a pedestal pull him down. If they didn't like the composition, they could've asked him to make the changes. We are designers of music;something that works for us may not work for others. Our music for London Dreamsand We Are Family was not liked by listeners although we thought it was good. As for allegations that Rahman is too busy, any person who is good is busy and he was signed up only because he is good. I say Rahman is the biggest musician in the country.

CHINMAYI S I N G E R His critics don't have the intelligence to understand his genius. How are our netas qualified to criticise him or his music when they can barely know their own work? You need a different perspective to enjoy Rahman's music. I have found that his music is loved even in places like Latvia and Lithuania. He has staggered the West with his talent. Only we Indians don't see it.

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September 18, 2010


CHINMAYI S I N G E R His critics don't have the intelligence to understand his genius. How are our netas qualified to criticise him or his music when they can barely know their own work? You need a different perspective to enjoy Rahman's music. I have found that his music is loved even in places like Latvia and Lithuania. He has staggered the West with his talent. Only we Indians don't see it.

NAVIN IYER F L AU T I ST His music keeps changing and evolving all the time. You constantly hear him play with new sounds. This has been the stamp of his music since 1992. As a music lover, you have to make an effort to keep up with him. He is an icon for the youngsters. It is very cool to listen to him.

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September 18, 2010


NAVIN IYER F L AU T I ST His music keeps changing and evolving all the time. You constantly hear him play with new sounds. This has been the stamp of his music since 1992. As a music lover, you have to make an effort to keep up with him. He is an icon for the youngsters. It is very cool to listen to him.

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Reader's opinion (1)

Arvind NarayananSep 18th, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Why do you have to go to people like Aadesh Shrivastava for comments on hugely talented people like Rahman...Aadesh was always a person with zero talent. Crest was suppsoed to be with articles with good research...I fnd this "copy paste" from different sources...

 
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