20 Jan 2007... ARRfans meet at Ferrari's place... Enjoyed every minute of it...

We basically met to watch 'Salaam Bombay Dreams', the making of Bombay Dreams. Our Yahoo! Group Moderator, Mr. Gopal had purchased the DVD online and wanted to share with us, the joy of watching this awesome documentary.

The documentary covers all aspects like making of the music, stage designing, dance rehersals, costume designing and also interviews of the cast and crew. There is a full segment on Queen Elizabeth's visit, which elaborately covers all the arrangements made especially for the queen.

Coming to the most interesting part - the recording sessions at Panchathan. The studio looks really simple. This part starts with the cars coming to Panchathan and ARR welcoming the people from London, followed by recording sessions.
We were all amazed to watch the improvisations by Rahman. The recording session of the song "Salaam Bombay... Salaam Bombay" is just brilliant. In this, Rahman plays the strings portion for the song and the dexterity with which he just adds that piece on-the-fly is amazing! The recording session for just the percussion tracks left us spellbound!

Apart from the recording sessions, the DVD also covers the composing sessions in London, where ARR is joined by Weber, lyricist Don Black and UK singer Karen David (who recently said that she is proud to call herself A.R.Rahman's discovery) among others.

The DVD is unfortunately not available in India, however it can be ordered from amazon.com. It is priced at $12. Definitely worth a buy, and a must have for all A.R.Rahman Fans.
By Aravind on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 4:18 PM Post Categories:
  1. Ramya Shankar

    Somebody please lend me their credit card !!

  1. Aconfusedsoul

    me wants to see..
    ramya, ditto :P

  1. Sandhya Ramachandran

    aan adhu paathey ipdi tensions ayitten! i wanna see theentire DVD!


  1. Aravind

    Ramya & Aysh:
    I wish!!

    i dont want to just watch the entire DVD, but wanna own a copy!! :D


    Hi Aravind,

    Jus waiting for review on Sivaji songs.

    Come on, soon!


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