When it comes to unforgettable soundtracks, there's one name that always stands out - A. R. Rahman. With a musical journey spanning over three decades, Rahman has left an indelible mark on the global music industry, particularly renowned for his ground-breaking contributions to both Bollywood and world cinema.

His upcoming concert at the iconic National Stadium Bukit Jalil on July 27th, 2024, promises an extraordinary three-hour performance featuring a repertoire comprising 90% of his iconic Tamil hits from the 1990s and 2000s, complemented by timeless classics and recent gems.

With that being said, ASTRO team had the privilege of interviewing the main man himself today, and it was an amazing session. Here are some highlights from our close-up chat!

Asking about the special elements for his upcoming concert:

“I promise to give my all to make this concert an unforgettable experience for my fans.”

As how he emphasizes, music has no language - his global acclaim skyrocketed with the Academy Award-winning soundtrack for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), where Rahman not only clinched the Oscars for Best Original Score but also for Best Original Song with "Jai Ho," a vibrant composition that resonated worldwide.

Rahman's meteoric rise began with his debut in 1992 with the Tamil film "Roja," marking the inception of a prolific career that has seen him compose music for numerous critically acclaimed films such as "Kadhalan," "Thiruda Thiruda," and "Gentleman."

The recent cyberbullying case has sparked important conversations about the impact of online harassment. When our host asked the maestro's perspective on this issue, his take on this was amazing!

One thing which I would like to highlight about cyberbully is “use your energy for something positive and you'll be blessed”, AR Rahman.

Accolades have consistently adorned Rahman's illustrious career, including six National Film Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and multiple Filmfare Awards, both nationally and regionally. The Indian government honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2010, recognizing his unparalleled contributions to music and culture.

Spearheaded by Star Planet, Malaysia's premier entertainment company, Rahman's forthcoming concert promises a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in his timeless repertoire. From chart-topping melodies to soul-stirring compositions, attendees can anticipate an evening brimming with musical brilliance and unparalleled entertainment.

For those eager to witness Rahman's magic live at AR Rahman Live in Kuala Lumpur 2024, tickets are available HERE, offering enthusiasts a chance to embark on a musical odyssey unlike any other. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of music and artistry.

Astro Ulagam is the official media partner for AR Rahman Live In Kuala Lumpur 2024!