Your favourite A.R.Rahman song?

By Reuters Staff
February 1, 2010

A.R.Rahman“Slumdog Millionaire” composer A.R. Rahman won two Grammy awards on Sunday for the film’s soundtrack and theme song “Jai Ho”, adding to the Oscars he won last year.

But which is your favourite Rahman composition?

Is it ‘Jai Ho’, the memorable ‘Masakali’ from “Delhi 6″ or the haunting numbers from “Swades”, “Guru”, “Roja”, “Dil Se” or any of his other award-winning films?

Pick your favourite Rahman song and album from his work over the years.


This is a very difficult thing to choose but I would say ‘Jiya Jale’ from “Dil Se”. A close second would be ‘Shahenshah’ from “Jodhaa Akbar”

The best album would be “Dil Se” again.


Simply the best and the modest !


Though Slumdog millionaire brought him the oscars, there are so many soundtracks are favourites.
Starting with roja (thamizha.. thamizha…)
Bombay theme music, kannathil muthamittal (vellai pookal), duet(Anjali… Anjali) and many more….

Posted by Elavarasu | Report as abusive

It comes with the territory. For any artist, his best work need not necessarily win him any award. An award can only be a reflection of how good his work was against those of others in the fray. I think Rahman’s best years were in the early 90s – Roja, Pudhiya Mugam, Pudhu Vasantham… Heard Ravana takes him to another level.

Posted by yadayadayada | Report as abusive

his best be the combination with the great minds., especially maniratnam. my list: 1. dilse 2. bombay 3. roja 4. jeans 5. sangamam.

Posted by srinivasan | Report as abusive

Dilli 6 and Rang De Basanti the best album.
Best Composition hmm this one is tough. I would rather say Roobaro from RDB

Posted by Chinmaya | Report as abusive

Rahman’s best composition to date (according to me) was “Yen Vettu Thottathil…” from the movie Gentleman in Tamizh.

Since then, it has been a steady decline and by now he is merely an overhyped music arranger.

Posted by Harish Menon | Report as abusive

It has to be the theme music for the movie Bombay. Mind blowing yaar…!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Posted by Renu | Report as abusive

For me his best composition remains his score for “Vande Matram”. It was bold, catchy, popular and innovative. Even though it may not carry far from India.

Posted by VipulTripathi | Report as abusive

Chinna Chinna aase…

Posted by Rituparna | Report as abusive

As the debate is titled your favorite ARR song, its hard to specify which one to tell. He has rendered on variety of genres with fabulous hits which won’t fade out with time. Starting from Roja to his latest Vinnai Thandi Varuvayaa there has been a lot into to the transformation of a musician into the “Mozart of Madras”.
Probably the best is yet to come as he always strives for one on all his compositions …..

Posted by Taj | Report as abusive

“Jai Ho” is the worst music I have ever heard of A R Rahman. I think the best of AR is KadhalarDhinam’s Oh Mariya…. and Roja Roja…..

Posted by Raju Cherian | Report as abusive

1) Kuchi kuchi rakma
2) Kehna Hi Kya
3) Dil Se (Title Track)
4) O Humdum Soniyo Re
5) Rehna Tu

Posted by Karishma | Report as abusive

Best Album of Isai Puyal
Roja, Thiruda Thiruda, Dilse, Rangeela, Minsara Kanavu

Posted by balapobi | Report as abusive

My fav ARR song would be Munbe Vaa from Jillennu Oru Kadhal.. unbelievably beautiful song….

Posted by Aparna | Report as abusive

i’m a french fan of A.R Rahman… I have not seen many indian films, but my favorite soundtracks of him are: 1.Dil Se (Chaiyya chaiyya!!), 2.Bombay (especially kehna hi kya)3.Lagaan (o mitwa), 4.Kannathil Muthamittal(oru deivam), 5.Kandukonden(kannamoochi yenada)…

Posted by charlene | Report as abusive

Yeh jo des hai tera, roobaroo..

Posted by fan | Report as abusive

Vurike chilaka veichi vuntanu kada varaku……..
vah! RAHMAAN…………!

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Posted by SYAM | Report as abusive

snehithane snehithane from movie alaipayuthe
uyire uyire from bombay
Dil se re
mukkaalaa mukaabala

Posted by RahmanFan | Report as abusive

The greatness of Rahman lies in understanding there are different kinds of people and sensitivities and making a best song for each of them.


He has composed so many amazing tunes. How can one pick the best from his wonderful job as majority of them really mind blowing?
Mine is
Kannalanae From Bombay
Nanjil Jil from Kannathil Muthamittal
Marlyn Mandro from ATM
Taal Se from Taal
Enga Enadhu Kavithai From Kandukondan Kandukondan.
Nanjinila From Uyirae
Kadal Kaditham from Jodi
Narumugayae from Iruvar
Kappalari Poyachu From Indian

Oh so many man!!!

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