‘My music can’t be bigger than films’
His tunes and tracks have popularised him across the world, but Oscar-winning composer
AR Rahman (left) says he doesn’t want his compositions to be bigger than the film itself. “I don’t want my music to be bigger than the movies unless music is part of the narrative,” says Rahman.
With two Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards in his kitty, Rahman is also known by the sobriquet — Mozart of Madras.
He says that he’s always eager to work with new filmmakers, as together they can find a “new zone”.
However, the musician is apprehensive to take up small movies. “I feel I may pull down the film not because of the filmmaker, but by raising expectations,” he says.