Top 10 Best Tamil Compositions by A.R. Rahman

Allah Rakha Rahman, widely known as A.R. Rahman, is an iconic name in the global music industry, having firmly established his legacy in Tamil cinema, Bollywood, and even on international stages. Born on January 6, 1967, in Chennai, India, Rahman's journey began with learning piano at the tender age of four. Tragically, he lost his father at a young age, and that profound loss propelled him into becoming the primary breadwinner for his family. His talent, combined with relentless dedication and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, saw him excel in the world of music.

When we talk about Tamil compositions, A.R. Rahman's contribution is paramount. Making his debut in 1992 with the Tamil film "Roja," he quickly rose to prominence, setting a new paradigm for music composition in the Tamil industry and beyond. His unique blending of Indian classical music with electronic music, world music, and traditional orchestral arrangements catapulted him into the global spotlight.

This discussion about Rahman's compositions is really an exploration of his legacy. His illustrious career has spanned nearly three decades, with countless memorable tunes that have kept audiences captivated and moved, transcending linguistic and geographical barriers. You might find it fascinating that his work is not only recognized in India, but his fame has also spread to Hollywood and the Western world, leading to collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists and orchestras. This cross-cultural exchange has played a significant role in his compositions, resulting in music that resonates with a global audience.
The Top Ten
1 Kadhal Rojave (Roja)

The best song of Rahman, winning him the 1992 national film award for his debut album. Stunning and extremely pleasant to hear.

This is a great and so motivating song for me that this song changed me from a failure in class-3 to a leading personality in MATHS in class-9.

Super.. While hearing the song we get into another world of love and music.

2 Enna solla pogirai (Kandukonden Kandukonden)

Very nice song. Very romantic. My favorite line from the song is "Heart is a mirror, in that your image fell, this is yours, that's what my heart says." Very nice line. I really like the scenery of the song, nice desert song. I like Tabu and Ajith in that song, Ajith shows that he really loves Tabu in the movie. I am an Ajith fan, and I think this song is such a good song. I love A.R. Rahman songs, and I mostly love my Thala Ajith...

Soulful number sung by Shankar Mahadevan in "Kandukonden Kandukonden", going all the way to a national award. ARR shows his true mettle in this unbelievable composition.

3 Enai kanavillaye netrodu (Kadal Desam)

Stirring song from the film Kadhal Desam, sung by SPB. This album is the winner of Filmfare and Cinema Express awards. Such songs simply live on...

4 Bombay Theme Soundtrack (Bombay)

Superb theme, hats off to A.R. Rahman sir, we love you always keep rocking sir all the best.

Awesome the best of ARR.. It's such heart-touching.. ARR at his best, the best part was that it is just instrumental with no backing up vocals.

5 Poongatrilae (Uyire)

What a wonderful music by legend AR sir. This song is my ever favorite.

Hard to choose one. All are wonderful.

6 Venillave Venillave (Minsara Kanavu)
7 Oh La La La (Minasara kanavu)

This is one song that would raise your spirit, however down you are. Sung by Unni Menon, Chitra, and Srinivas for Minasara Kanavu, It was re-edited by A.R. Rahman and featured on the hit international musical production Bombay Dreams, which ran in Europe and North America from 2002 to 2005. This was a song that won yet another national award for Rahman.

8 Ottagathai kattiko (Gentleman)
9 Mustafa, Mustafa
10 Katre En Vaasal Vanthal

One of the wonderful compositions of Rahman sir... I have no words to tell about this song and unbelievable composition of Rahman sir...

The Contenders
11 Nila Kaigirathu

Nice composition, and Harini's voice is an extra beauty for this song.

AR + Hariharan is a killer combo. I prefer the male version of this song.

12 Vellai Pookal (Kannathil Muthamittal)
13 New York Nagaram

This is one of the greatest works of the Mozart of Madras. The music is awesome. Rahman's voice just makes you hear it again and again.

This is one of the unconventional, ''not so common'' songs of AR Rahman. One of the best compositions of Rahman in my opinion.

There is no one like him. He was changed the trend of music.

14 Usure Pogudhey (Raavanan)

It's one of the best albums of A.R. Rahman sir.
He always gives great hits, but there are some songs which make the audience think that it is the best. Usire Pogudhey is also a song which took A.R. Rahman sir as a great musician.

What a lovely song it is. It brings out love in each and every soul.

15 Ella Pugazhum Iraivan Oruvanukkae

Best motivation song for youngsters.

16 Narumugaiye (Iruvar)
17 Girlfriend (Boys)

One of the underrated albums of AR Rahman... I think it had to go with the controversy of the film... Mind-blowing music and awesome song...

A tabooed movie with a wonderful song!

18 Sandhosha Kanerae

The voice of AR Rahman will be wonderful, especially in this song.

This song takes me to a new world!

19 Saxophone Title Bit (Duet)
20 Munbae Va
21 Margazhi Thingal (Sangamam)
22 Pachai Nirame
23 Oru Poiyaavathu
24 Malargale (Love Birds)

This is the one and only best song forever.

25 Nenjekulle
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