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Wonderful Songs, Weird Videos: What We Are Listening To On AR Rahman’s Birthday

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We’ve all known the singer-music director AR Rahman for his wonderful melodies, groundbreaking tunes, and fun numbers. Though his music works most of the time, the visuals which are equally important, tend to go a bit off. Here’s a look at six such songs as the Oscar-award winner turns 53.


Hello Doctor – Kadhal Desam, 1996

When it came out, this song’s video did a real number of everyone. Looking back, you think a song about love? This? Erm. Also, hello floating men. It features in the film Kadhal Desam directed by Kathir and stars Abbas, Vineeth, Vadivelu, and Tabu.

Soniya Soniya – Ratchagan, 1997

Say hi to unnecessary expenditure to the producer: set work with huge guns, shades, and cigarettes. They managed to get Nagarjuna play the fool in front of chroma-key backdrop. It appears in the film Ratchagan directed by Praveen Gandhi. It also stars Raghuvaran, SP Balasubrahmanyam, and Vadivelu.

Ennaku Oru Girlfriend – Boys, 2003

The very definition of perverse, this song. Also was our censor board progressive back then? How did the video get past their infamous scissors? We’ll never know! It features in the film Boys directed by Shankar. It stars Siddharth, Genelia, Bharath, Thaman and Vivek.

Theekuruvi – Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, 2004

We have a video gone rogue here. Both Vaseegaran and Priyamani have absolutely no idea or control over what they are doing. They seem to follow instructions on cue like robots? Also what’s happening here? It features in the film Kangalal Kaidhu Sei directed by Bharathiraja. It also stars Mayilsamy, Ilavarasu, Chithra Lakshmanan.

Maramkothiye – Anbe Aaruyire, 2005

The dance master wanted to see how drill moves work, right? The CG department looked at an opportunity to experiment. The editor believed stretched out frames would look cool. And they ended up churning out well this song. It features in the film Anbe Aaruyire directed by SJ Surya. It stars SJ Surya, Meera Chopra, Urvashi, Santhana Bharathi, and Santhanam.

Mona Gasolina – Lingaa, 2014

An amalgamation of three tiresome scenarios: Superstar Rajinikanth and Anushka Shetty are on a ship, then inside a sheriff’s office and suddenly in a high-tech base lifting a diamond? It features in the film Lingaa directed by KS Ravikumar. It also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Jagapathi Babu, and Santhanam.