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Rahman, A. R.

Works: 642 works in 1,215 publications in 12 languages and 20,328 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Epic films  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Conductor, Singer, Other, Compiler, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by A. R Rahman
Slumdog millionaire by Danny Boyle( Visual )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Depuis son enfance dans les bidonvilles de Mumbai, Jamal Malik poursuit son rêve : retrouver Latika, une jeune orpheline dont il est amoureux. Alors qu'il commence à perdre espoir, il imagine une solution surprenante pour retrouver son amour : participer au plus grand show télévisé du pays , "Qui veut gagner des millions?". Mais alors qu'il atteint la question finale à 20 millions de roupies, il est arrêté par la police qui le soupçonne de tricherie..." (Source jaquette)
127 hours( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Aron Ralston's harrowing experience of being trapped for six days in Blue John Canyon in Utah and having to amputate his own right arm in order to save his life
Couples retreat by Vince Vaughn( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following failed attempts to conceive, Jason and Cynthia are contemplating divorce. In an effort to save their marriage, they book a vacation to a couples therapy retreat, called Eden. To save money they encourage their friends to join them, claiming that their friends can enjoy the party activities and not take part in the therapy. Reluctantly their friends, Dave and Ronnie, Joey and Lucy, and recently divorced Shane and his girlfriend Trudy agree. Upon their arrival to Eden they are sent to the west side of the island, but Joey learns that the east side of the island hosts a singles resort. After their first therapy session all four couples learn they have problems with their relationships. Later, Shane runs into his ex-wife, who admits she still loves him
People like us by Chris Pine( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam ... is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down--he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed"--Container
Lagaan Lagāna : once upon a time in India( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Queen Victoria's India, this is a story about a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely hereos. Will a game of cricket stop three years of lagaan (tax) for the Indian people?
Slumdog millionaire music from the motion picture by A. R Rahman( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 2008 Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award, the movie based on the story of an 18-year-old orphan who is one question away from India's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The hundred-foot journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored
Kandukondain kandukondain I have found it( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Tamil and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters attempt to find love against a backdrop of family turmoil
Jodhaa Akbar by Ashutosh Gowariker( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic telling of the sixteenth century politically expedient marriage between the Mogul emperor, Akbar, and the Rajput princess, Jodhaa, which became a journey of true love
India( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hindi and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rang de basanti( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Hindi and Multiple languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rang De Basanti is a story about the youth of India today. A young, Lodon based film-maker chances upont the diaries of her grandfather. She comes down to Delhi, and casts a group of five friends to play the pivotal roles of these revolutionaries. In the film both the 1930's British India and the India of today run parallel and intersect with each other at crucial points. As the film reaches its reolution the line between past and present blurs, as they become one in spirit."--Container
Fire by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is set in contemporary Delhi, India, in the household of a joint family which runs a fast-food and video business in the ground floor of their two-storey home. The protagonists are the two daughters-in-law, both of whom have joined the family by arranged marriage: Sita (Nandita Das), who is newly wed to the younger son Jatin (Javed Jaffrey); and Radha (Shabana Azmi), who has been married to the elder son Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) for 15 years. Both couples are unhappy. Jatin, who feels he has been pressured into marriage by the family, neglects Sita and continues to see his Chinese girlfriend. Ashok has chosen to become a tapasvin (an ascetic) after discovering that Radha is infertile, and has been using her to test his resolve in celibacy for 13 years. The two women turn to each other for solace and become lovers. Tipped off by a servant, Ashok discovers them in bed together. Sita leaves, while Radha, who wishes to explain matters to Ashok, promises to meet her at the Nizamuddin Dargah to start a new life together. In the confrontation that follows, Radha's sari catches fire from the kitchen stove and Ashok abandons her in flames. In the final scene, the two women are reunited
Jab tak hai jaan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a personal diary account a carefree media professional discovers that a Indian Army man who fascinates her has a love interest tucked away in London. Will she be able to bridge the gap and get close to him? Or will his past come back to haunt?
Dil se by Maṇiratn̲am( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amarkanth Varma, an All India Radio reporter, is dispatched to the northeastern part of India. While waiting for a train, he meets Meghna and instantly falls in love with her. They meet again by chance but she disappears as soon as she came. Heartbroken and under pressure from his family, he agrees to marry Preeti Nair. On the day of the engagement to Preeti, Meghna shows up at his house with a private and deadly agenda of her own that will shake the very roots of the Varma family and India as a whole
Gems the duets collection by Michael Bolton( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For his 21st studio album, Michael Bolton is joined by a long list of stars for a collection of duets, including Seal, Rascal Flatts, Eva Cassidy, Laura Fabian, Paula Fernandes, and Helene Fischer
Swades we, the people by Ashutosh Gowariker( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Hindi and English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bombay by Maṇiratn̲am( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance occurs between a south Indian Hindu man and a Muslim woman. They marry against family wishes and move to Bombay. The time period of the film is set in the December 1992-January 1993 period when the "Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid" controversy had raised racial tensions in Bombay (and other parts of India)
Mangal Pandey the rising by Ketan Mehta( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of Mangal Pandey who is known for his role as a leader in the Indian rebellion of 1857
127 hours music from the motion picture( Recording )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Miscellaneous languages and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. The soundtrack features music from A. R. Rahman, including a collaboration with Dido, as well as songs from Free Blood, Plastic Bertrand, Ester Phillips, and Sigur Ros
Rock the tabla by Hossam Ramzy( )

3 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A. S. Dileep Kumar 1966-....

Ar Rahman 1966-....

Kumar, A.S. Dileep

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Malik, A. R. Rahman Daboo 1966-

Rahamāna, E. Ara

Rahman, Allah Rakha.

Rahman Allah Rakha 1966-....

Rahman, AR.

Rahman, AR 1966-

R̲ahmān, E. Ār

Rakuman, A. R.

Rakuman A. R. 1966-....

Rehman, A. R.

Rehman A. R. 1966-....

A.R. Rahman : the spirit of music