A. R. Rahman discography

A. R. Rahman discography

This is a discography of composer, record producer and multi-instrumentalist A. R. Rahman.

Film scores

The movies with the dots beside are the original ones. They were dubbed later by the other movie industries.

* • indicates original language release
* Note: "Year" indicates the year the earliest version of any multi-language movie was released. Movies with the year next to the title dictates that the film was either dubbed or released later than the original version of the movie.

*The films "Nayak: The Real Hero" (2001, Hindi) and "Saathiya" (2002, Hindi) were remakes of the films "Mudhalvan" (1999, Tamil) and "Alaipayuthey" (2000, Tamil), respectively. The soundtracks were reused with changes and additional songs.

* Nairsan is a Multi-lingual movie, mainly Bi-Lingual in Malayalam and English.

*He has contributed one song to "Fiza" (1999, Hindi).

*Rights for his Tamil album "Kandukondain Kandukondain" (2000) are reported to have been sold for a peak sum of Rs.2.2 crore. This record still remains unbeaten 7 years hence. He also made a guest appearance as himself in the same film.cite web | title=Rediff| work=Top Selling artists| url=http://www.rediff.com/entertai/1999/sep/07spice.htm| accessmonthday=26 October | accessyear=2006]

The following films had soundtracks reused from previous Rahman soundtracks:
* "Vishwa Vidhaata" (1997, Hindi) from "Pudhiya Mugam" (1993, Tamil)
* "Sevvanam" song in "Pavitra" from a song in ARR's shelved Malayalam movie "Vaishnavar".
* "Thakshak" (1999, Hindi) from "En Swaasa Kaatre" (1999, Tamil) 1 song (Jumbalaka), with changes in vocals and instrumentation
* "Pukar" (1999, Hindi) from "En Swaasa Kaatre" (1999, Tamil) 1 song ('Kay Sera Sera' from 'Nayagara'), with changes in vocals and instrumentation
* "Jodi" (1999, Tamil) and "Sajni" (2007, Kannada) from "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna" (1999, Hindi), with 3 new songs added
* "Star" (2001, Tamil) from "Thakshak" (1999, Hindi - 3 songs) and "1947/Earth" (1998, Hindi - 1 song), with 1 new song added
* "Love You Hamesha" (2001, Hindi) from "May Madham" (1994, Tamil)
* "One 2 Ka 4" (2001, Hindi) reused from "Alli Arjuna" (2001, Tamil) 2 songs ("Enthan Nenjil" reused as "Sona Nahi") & ("Osakka" reused as "Osakka Muraiya")
* "Lakeer" (2004, Hindi) from "Rhythm" (2000, Tamil - 3 songs), with 3 new songs added
* "Swades" (2004, Hindi) reused from "Baba" (2002, Tamil) 1 song ("Baba Kichchu Tha" used in "Dekho Na"), with different vocals and instrumentation
* "Lagaan" (2001, Hindi) and "Alli Arjuna" (2001, Tamil) both share the same theme music.
* "Sajni" (2007, Kannada): reused all songs from "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna" (1998, Hindi)


As composer, producer and/or performer

* "Al Risalah" - (2008).
* "Shakalaka Baby" - Kelly Poon's "In the Heart of the World" (2007). Universal Music.
* "Raga's Dance" - Vanessa Mae's "Choreography" (2004). Sony BMG.
* “The Journey Home.” - Sarah Brightman ‘s "Harem" (2003). Angel Records / EMI.
* "Indian Mantra" (2001). Sony Music.
* "Jana Gana Mana" (2000) / (2006). Sony Music.
* "Gurus of Peace" (1998). Sony Music.
* "Vande Mataram" (1997). Sony Music / Columbia Records.
* "Fantasy" / "Andhi Maalai" (1994). Pyramid / Melody.
* "Thenvandhu Paayedhu" (1992) / (2001). Magnasound.
* "Colours" (1992) with Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and Zakir Hussain. Pan / BMG Crescendo.
* Shubhaa’s "Set Me Free" (1992). Magnasound.
* "Deen Isai Maalai" (1989) / "Deen Isai Maalai" (1991). Prince.


As composer, producer and/or performer

* “One Love” (2007) Composed for Campaign to include Taj Mahal among the Seven Wonders of the World.
* “Pray For Me Brother” (2006)
* “We Can Make It Better” (2005)
* “Ek Rahen Ek Nazaria” (2002)
* “Love’s Never Easy” (2002)
* “Shakalaka Baby” (2002)
* “Hey Jawan Tujhe Salaam” (1999)
* “Ekam Satyam” (1999) performed at Michael Jackson and Friends concert in Munich (1999)
* “Zindagi Ke Pyar Karo” (1998)
* “Oh Bosnia” (1996)

pecial films

* "The Banyan" (2006) (short film for "Netru, Indru, Naalai" - created theme song for The Banyan)
* "Shakthi Foundation" (2004) (short film)
* "Jayahae" (2001)
* "India on IMAX" (2001) (first Indian film made with IMAX technology)
* "Desh Ka Salaam" (1999)


* "Chale Chalo" (2003)

Concert recordings

* "A. R. Rahman Live in Dubai." (2000)


* "Bombay Dreams" (2002)
* "The Lord of the Rings" (2006)

Compilations / additional soundtracks

*"Anokha - Soundz of the Asian Underground" (1997). Polygram. Track: "Bombay Theme" 1
*"The Best of the Musicals." Solid Gold. Track: "Shakalaka Baby"
*"Ambient Chillout Mix Vol. 1" (2002). Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Essential Guide to India." (2006). Union Square Music. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Essential Guide to World Music." (2006). Union Square Music. Track: "Mazhai Thuli"
*"Café del Mar Vol. 5" (1998). MCA. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Chakra Seven Centers (Instrumental)" (1995). Meta Records
*"Denti." Mercury. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Fly." Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Flying Carpet." Wagram Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Incredible India." Universal Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Indian Summer." C4. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Eastern Drums and Breaks Vol. 2." Track: "So Gaye Hain A. R. Rahman"
*"Inside Man" (2006). Varèse Sarabande. Track: Chaiyya Chaiyya
*"Intervention Divine." Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Introducing A. R. Rahman" (2006). Union Square Music. 20 Tracks
*"Lord of War" (2005). Lakeshore Records. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Mondo India." Ark 21. Tracks: "Varaaga Nari," "Sowkiyamma," "Narumugaiyye," "Mazhai Thuli"
*"MTV Total Mix." Ark 21. Track: "Musafir"
*"Paradisiac 2." Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Patchwork." Naive. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Sa trincha Vol 2." Universal International. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"The Streets of Bollywood and Beyond" (2006). Times Square Records. Track: "Narthirthinna"
*"Varka Mix." Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"Vedic Path." Palm World Voices. Track: "Bombay Theme"
*"VIP Lounge 1." Wagram Records. Track: "Gurus of Peace"
*"Zen 3." Track: "Bombay Theme"

* 1 "Bombay Theme" is alternatively credited as "Bombay Theme Tune," "Mumbai Theme Tune" or "Bombay Theme Music" in compillations

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* Buddy
* Desire
* Dream
* Little One
* Sizzle
* Disabled Film

ignature tunes

* Asianet
* Chirakukal
* National Games
* NDTV India
* SAF Games
* Spirit of Unity Concerts Theme
* Unity of Light
* WorldSpace (2006)

Instrumental adaptation

* "Roja" (1992)
* "Gentleman" (1993)


External links

* [http://www.arrahman.com/ A. R. Rahman Official Website] A. R. Rahman discography @ arrahman.com
* [http://www.rahmanism.com/ Watch arr's earlier TV commercial ]
* [http://www.raagangal.com/ Listen to all AR Rahman's Songs Online at www.raagangal.com]

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