Rahman credits Mani Ratnam for National awards

April 15, 2018


A R Rahman wins the Best BGM (background music) Award for Sridevi’s Mom. The composer also bagged the Best Music Director Award for Karthi’s Kaatru Veliyidai’in 65th National Film Awards 2018.


rahman credits mani ratnam for national awards




An elated Rahman, says, 'It was great receiving the news of these two National Awards for Kaatru Veliyidai songs and BGM of Mom. I’m really moved, when I first won National Award for Roja, everybody said ‘Isn’t it too early for you? It’s never too early.

I thank National Award juries, my team, producers, directors, all the heroes, and heroines. Especially for Sridevi for coming all the way and approached me for Mom. I always felt that it’s a universal movie'.


Rahman also shared his experience on working with Mani Ratnam. He said 'Working with Mani Ratnam is always a pleasure. He is an umbrella and reservoir of extraordinary creative input and vision. You can throw any crazy idea at him, he will make it organic and make it usable.

Very few directors understand music like him, I can say that because have won three National Awards with him. He is a great team player and doesn’t exert his opinions, he will leave it free so the trust makes you nervous and you will work hard. I’m blessed to work with Mani Ratnam again and again'.