Monday, February 23, 2009

Speechless


Hats off to A.R.Rahman for his achievement and making a strong mark across the world!

Here are the search queries made in Google, who landed in 7Swara blog in the last 12 hours!

Illayaraja oscar ARR?.
Ilayaraja about AR Rahman's oscar.
illayaraja comments on oscar.
illayaraja oscar.
COMMENTS BY ILAYARAJA ON OSCAR.
illayaraja opinion on ar Rahman.
illayaraja oscar.
ilayaraja on AR Rahman oscar.
ilayaraja praise a r rahman.
rahman iilayaraja.
A.R.Rahman + Illayaraja.
illayaraja oscar.
A.R. Rahman ilayaraja.
ilayaraja vs rahman.
Why no oscar for Ilayaraja.
illayaraja on Rahman.
Ilayaraja vs ARR.
vivek padmashri gangai amaran.
ilayaraja and A R Rahman.
a r rahman ilayaraja.
illayaraja on oscar.
oscar rahman ilayaraja.
rahman vs illayaraja.

I am merely speechless.

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8 comments:

kannan said...

I, too, am speechless at the level of pure "aathanggam" evidenced by the search queries.

I agree with all that people say about Ilayaraaja's talent and legacy, and I understand the silent pain that he hasn't been recognised internationally.

But at a time like this when an Indian has won the Oscars, two at one go, it is surely a moment for pure awe and pride. When Abinav Bindra won the Gold at the Olympics, nobody asked "Why didn't P.T. Usha win in 1984? The swim team trains so many times a week, why haven't they been recognised?". When he won, we were all proud of him and felt a sense of awe and wonderment at the achievement. But when Rahman won the Oscars, the fact that the first thought of these people is to search for these terms on the net is plainly disgusting.

Raaja-vai veriyoda rasippathu veru, Rahman-ai veriyodu veruppathu veru. The two are not the same, and the latter is quite a sad state of affairs. Just my opinion.

kannan said...

This post, and the ongoing discussion here and on Suresh's blog, provoked me to write a bit more on my thoughts, here.

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Emjay said...

Thanks for your comments.

The pride I have in my heart for the fact that A.R.Rahman won the Oscar is AS MUCH TRUE AS the pain I have in my heart about the recognition that my country has given to Illayaraja.

Both are TRUE!

kannan said...

Emjay - Just to clarify, I wasn't referring to you in my comment, I was referring to the people who made those search query immediately after the award. You are a hardcore Raaja fan, which is a perfectly normal thing to be. What I oppose is people who feel the need to shoot down any achievement of Rahman simply because of that.

A music lover does not have to be completely fair to all artists; you are clearly partial to Raaja and that is perfectly fine. The fact that your post congratulates Rahman on the award, and that you don't feel uncomfortable praising him when he deserves it (in some previous posts) shows that you still maintain some degree of objectivity when thinking about other musicians.

I think your "orange-apple" article's ending line encapsulates your view the best!

inoruvan said...

Now Kumudam reports that when ARR wanted to meet Ilayaraja to get his blessings before departing for Oscar awards, 'Vayitrerichal Ilayaraja' has declined meeting him saying he is busy. Whatever IR has achieved all these years went down the drain that moment.


Meeting ARR or not is upto Raja.wats the need to politicise this kinda petty things?Dunno only in Indian(Esp.in Tamilnadu) People mix off screen attitude with profession.Whats the need to analyze their off screen personality..Namma Ellam Gandhiyoda Cousinsa?Jus Enjoy Raja's Music and celebrate him or if u people dont like it. then go for any others...saying "Whatever IR has achived drained that moment " shows ur vaitherichal.

inoruvan said...

Now Kumudam reports that when ARR wanted to meet Ilayaraja to get his blessings before departing for Oscar awards, 'Vayitrerichal Ilayaraja' has declined meeting him saying he is busy. Whatever IR has achieved all these years went down the drain that moment.


Meeting ARR or not is upto Raja.wats the need to politicise this kinda petty things?Dunno only in Indian(Esp.in Tamilnadu) People mix off screen attitude with profession.Whats the need to analyze their off screen personality..Namma Ellam Gandhiyoda Cousinsa?Jus Enjoy Raja's Music and celebrate him or if u people dont like it. then go for any others...saying "Whatever IR has achived drained that moment " shows ur vaitherichal.

kannan said...

I like what inoruvan has said. I think we should always separate artists' off-screen lives from their art itself. If not we're not being very fair to the artist.