Witness composer A. R. Rahman in fine form with Yemaaya Chesave (What Magic Have You Done?)—The soundtrack and background score have been hailed as some of his best work, while the layered OST for this Telugu romantic drama also established a lasting and fruitful collaboration with director Gautham Menon. With Telugu lyrics by Ananta Sriram, “Ee Hridayam”, “Kundanapu Bomma”, “Swaasye” and “Vintunnavaa” in particular stand out in the seven-track collection. The atmospheric soundtrack of Ye Maaya Chesave is vintage Rahman.
Born: January 6, 1967 in Chennai, India
Years Active: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s
Since Roja hit movie screens in South India in 1992, A.R. Rahman has redefined the country’s widely popular film music. Generally regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time (and certainly the most commercially successful), Rahman produced music for dozens of widescreen releases just during his first five years in the industry. He has worked with many of his country’s brightest music stars and a growing list of international luminaries,…