Oscar-Grammy winner A R Rahman has expressed disappointment over many attempts to create remakes of his original songs. He has posted the link of the original version of Masakali song on Twitter asking everyone to listen to it.
He then said, “No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations.”
The ‘Mozart of Madras’ added: “A team of a Director, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew.”
At present, Rahman is busy with a string of projects, including Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, and Vikram-starrer Cobra among others.
A couple of days ago, Rahman expressed his deep condolences over the demise of his mentor and veteran Malayalam music composer M K Arjunan, who died in Kochi on Monday.
Sharing a picture of a young himself with Arjunan, the Oscar-Grammy winner said, “An act of kindness lasts a lifetime. I will never forget the love & encouragement you gave me during my childhood.”
The Mozart of Madras added: “Your innumerable melodic songs are a testament for your everlasting legacy. May you rest in peace MK Arjunan Master…My condolences to the family, friends & admirers.”
It was Arjunan who gave Rahman the first break when he played keyboard for the 1981 film Adimachangala. Arjunan was a Kerala State Award winning Malayalam music composer, known for composing many melodies for Malayalam cinema.