Entertainment Bollywood 07 Jan 2019 The maestro and his ...

The maestro and his musical storm

Published Jan 7, 2019, 12:35 am IST
Updated Jan 7, 2019, 12:35 am IST
The hugs are acts of kindness to make others feel better. Identify.
A.R. Rahman
 A.R. Rahman

A.R. Rahman, the ace Indian musician, celebrated his birthday. The Oscar winner music legend is undoubtedly one of India’s most renowned icons. Let’s glimpse into his musical journey.

1This favourite A.R. Rahman’s track got prominent placement in Disney’s 3D animated film Planes. Francis Debbane selected the song. The track was played during a romantic scene in the movie showing planes fly over the Taj Mahal in India. Identify the song


2In 2008 Rahman and Sivamani created a song, Jiya Se Jiya, inspired by this campaign which is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. Juan Mann started the campaign in 2004. The hugs are acts of kindness to make others feel better. Identify.

3Denzel Washington’s film, Inside Man has this song at the beginning and the ending of the film. This film, directed by Spike Lee who is said to have taken a fancy for the song when he heard it during the musical Bombay Dreams. The American TV show CSI also used the song in an episode. Identify..

4A.R. Rahman along with this legend launched Qyuki Digital Media Pvt. Ltd., a social media platform that aims to engage Indian youth by showcasing new media content. With a host of expert mentors to guide users, it promises to assist and steer young creatives to showcase their talent to the world. Identify the other person.

5This famous track was 
featured in the Italian film Denti by Gabriele Salvatores in 2000, in the Palestinian film Divine Intervention in 2002, 
in the 2005 Hollywood film Lord of War and Julian Schnabel’s Miral (2010). 
It also appeared on a French TV commercial for Volvic starring Zinedine Zidane in 2000. Identify the track.