Before taking a big lead and turning as an independent music composer you all know he was part of music genius Illayaraja. However that does not mean he can be correct but needs correction for wrong notes.
And who in the stage better the Ilayaraja can do that.
First Rahman was invited to facilitate his Guru and as an honour was asked to recall his journey with Iilayaraja. The star composer remembered his association and said he was given notes for Moondram Perai and asked by Ilayaraja to prepare notes.
The master then said on the stage that Rahman gave a small composition in Punnagai Mannan. The host at the event Suhasini asked AR Rahman to play the same. Rahman tried to play the notes on his phone’s keyboard. But the fans who went mad wanted more. Then the music composer was given a Keyboard to play the same.
As his magic fingers touched, the sound just made the crowd scream in excitement with the title track of Punnagai Mannan.
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Before ending the small ‘jugalbandi’ Ilayaraja corrected Rahman why he missed the notes on the stage and laughed.
Based on the request, the host asked Ilayaraja to sing and Rahman to play the keyboard to another song.
While the music maestro sang a small bit from Mouna Raagam’s ‘Mandram Vantha Tendral’ Rahman made the audience cheer.