AR Rahman’s Best Regional Songs That You Have To Listen To Right Away


AR Rahman is one of the most phenomenal and versatile musicians in the country today. Here are some of his best regional tracks that you need to listen to now.

Written By Nissy Sara | Mumbai | Updated On:
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AR Rahman’s name is almost synonymous with extraordinary Indian music. The musician has had a glorious run in the music field since the early 1990s. AR Rahman is also an awardee of six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, 15 Filmfare Awards, 17 Filmfare Awards South, and the Padma Bhushan. While you are in awe of the musician, take a look at some of his top regional songs that you will love.

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1. Vennila Vennila- Iruvar (1997)

AR Rahman experimented with jazz in the 1997 Tamil film. The song was voiced by Asha Bhosle along with AR Rahman. The occasional orchestral hits made the background music stand out of the song. The soothing song was perfectly matched with Aishwarya Rai’s dance steps.

2. Chinna Chinna Asai- Roja (1992)

Chinna Chinna Asai is a timeless track from the 1992 Tamil film. The song was sung by AR Rahman and Minmini, who became widely popular due to the song. The song fetched lyricist Vairamuthu the National Film Award for Best Lyrics. Rahman even won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction for his work in the film.

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3. Vennilavae- Minsara Kanavu (1997)

The song is a part of the 1997 Tamil film, Minsara Kanavu that starred Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva, and Kajol in the lead roles. The film garnered immense popularity for his soundtrack, which pioneered Tamil music to move into a new era. The track was sung by Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam. AR Rahman won the National Award for Best Music Direction in the film.

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4. Vellai Pookal- Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

AR Rahman sang this soothing romantic number from the film starring Madhavan, Simran, and P. S. Keerthana in the leading roles. The soundtrack of the film won AR Rahman his fourth National Award for Best Music Direction.

5. Signore Signore- Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

The song was a ray of positivity with its breezy guitar tunes in the war-centric drama film. The song was sung by many singers who were Rahman's close allies like Swarnalatha, Rafique, Noel James, Anupama, and Devan Ekambaram. The song is one of the most iconic songs that showcased AR Rahman’s ability to weave Indian and global tunes together.

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