Hard to believe the man is 50 today!

Just seems like yesterday when, in Salem, I forced a cassette shop owner to cut short his lunch break, call the supplier and sell me the cassette tape of Kadhalan that was released the day before. And reading in Dinamani Kadhir, Dinamani’s supplement, that Mani Ratnam had signed a ‘new boy’ named Dilip Kumar to compose music for his next film after Thalapathi!

Related reads:
1. 20 years of A R Rahman – what does it mean to me? 
2. 15 years of A.R.Rahman’s music – 1992 to 2007 and continuing!
3. What’s your Rahman Realization Point?  

Here are 2 playlists I put together, one on Saavn and another on YouTube (originally for The Hindu).

On Saavn, a 50 song playlist that has some of my personal favorites from Rahman’s repertoire.

On YouTube, a 50 song playlist of songs that I believe were relatively lesser heard and deserve a re-listen.