Monday 18 October 2010

Satish Chakravarthy Few word on ARR

Muzhu Madhi and Thada Thada from Kanimozhi are climbing up the charts and music director Satish Chakravarthy is one happy man. Having commenced his musical journey under the tutelage of AR Rahman, this soft-spoken metallurgical engineer-turned-musician discusses about Kanimozhi, Rahman and allied musical subjects to Senior Editor Jyothsna Bhavanishankar.

A brief intro

I am music director Satish Chakravarthy and have composed music for Kanimozhi. I am an engineer by education, having graduated from REC (NIT now) Trichy and studied music in Berklee College of Music in Boston. I am working for the past seven years in Chennai. I have worked under AR Rahman since 2006 in 14-15 films. Then I did a film called Leelai with Aascar Films directed by Andrew Louis. Kanimozhi is my second film produced by Amma Creations T Siva and directed by Sripathi Rangaswamy.

What are the projects that you have worked with ARR?

I started with Sillunnu Oru Kaadhal, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Jodha Akbar and others.

Rahman experience

It was a great experience to have worked with Rahman. He is not only a great musician but also a wonderful human being. Rahman is a great boss. He took me under his wings and mentored me to become a better musician and taught me how to use technology in an artistic way. You don’t get this kind of learning anywhere else. Rahman is also like a friend, philosopher and guide to all those who work with him because he likes to take care of people who work for him. It is his encouragement which has made me an independent music director.

Rahman as a person

I like his humility. He remains grounded always. Success does not affect Rahman at all. He treats all human beings equally irrespective of their backgrounds. I really look upon this quality of Rahman as a person.


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