AR Rahman to perform live at IPL finale

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

AR Rahman will be performing back-to-back in Mumbai on April 24 and 25.

While he will be first performing live on April 24 for the music release of Mani Ratnam’s Raavan for a select audience from Bollywood and the media at Yash Raj Studios, the next day Rahman’s performance will be the highlight of the IPL grand finale at DY Patil stadium. It’s a double treat for Rahman fans as he has not performed live in Mumbai for many years and certainly not after receiving the Oscar.

Ratnam’s favourite composer Rahman is taking a break from his current world tour to attend and perform during the music release of Raavan. Word that Rahman will be doing a live show in Mumbai has already begun to spread in the film industry.

The official spokesperson of Raavan said, “Never before had we started getting requests for an invite to a music function days in advance. Call it the Mani magic, the Rahman magic or their combination. Or maybe it’s the excitement of a Rahman concert as he hasn’t performed live in Mumbai for ages.”

On April 24, the composer is expected to perform a couple of tracks from Raavan and selected songs from all Mani Ratnam films he has scored for right from Roja to Guru. The Raavan concert is so special that Abhishek Bachchan, who will be shooting in Greece for Abhinay Deo’s Game, will cut short his shooting to fly back to Mumbai for a day.

The entire cast and crew of Raavan along with the entire Bachchan family will attend the Rahman concert on April 24.

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