Rahman finds Kolaveri ‘sweet’
Javed Akthar saab may have found it tasteless, but Kolaveri Di has received praise from no less a musical genius than AR Rahman himself. With the Academy award winner saying that the song sounds fresh, the talent behind the song – the young composer Anirudh and the singer Dhanush – may have got the ultimate appreciation. The maestro’s praise for the ‘rage’ of the times is not surprising, because the song’s unconventional quality has been appreciated by many, including serious music listeners in the country.
There was a grapevine that A R Rahman liked ‘Why this kolaveri di…’, though there was no official confirmation about it. Now, the Oscar-Grammy winner himself has admitted that the song composed by Anirudh and written-crooned by Dhanush is ‘sweet’. The pounding percussion of the number, Rahman might have felt, makes for a great listen.
"Why this kolaveri di… is a sweet song. It has got a fresh new sound. Its composer is a young guy. It’s a clutter breaker song", said Rahman in an interview. "It became a hit due to the internet, the way it went viral", he added.