Musical maestro A. R. Rahman who completed 25 years in music embarked a celebratory concert in Dubai.
The musical legend, who stood at the center of the magnificent stage gleamed in his coat playing his keyboard. As a robotic voice claiming to check the LED lights and cameras flashed in front of us, a scene straight from a sci-fi magnum opus was rolled out.
It was purely a magical moment when Rahman gave an instrumental medley of his biggest hits such as Humma Humma (from the film Bombay), and Chaiyaa Chaiyaa (Dil Se). It was an indeed a heavy dose of nostalgia.
His every note was being played with multi-colored psychedelic lights flashing the stage and perfectly timed fireworks going off on stage.
The Oscar award winner, with his talented troupe comprising the best singers from India such as Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal and Armaan Malik, created a magic in Dubai which will be really difficult to lift off.
Jonita went to sing the incredibly romantic ‘Kehna Hi Kyaa’ from Bombay and ‘Jashne Bahaara’ from Jodha Akbar.
While Neeti with her bassy voice beautifully sung ‘Chandralekha’ from Thirud Thiruda, while Rahman made spines tingle with his rendition of ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Muqabla’.
Rahman was trance-inducing while singing the heart whelming ‘Khwaaja Mere Khwaaja’.
The millennial idol Armaan Malik won many more hearts of Dubai when he sang ‘Satrangi Re’ (Dil Se) and ‘Masakalli’ (Delhi 6).
Benny and Haricharan made the Malayali crowd happy by singing a song from Mohanlal-starrer Yodha.
The legend wished all his Indian fans a belated Happy Republic Day, and made the event patriotic by singing his all time best, ‘Vande Mataram’.