Chennai Rocked Yesterday! It was A R Rahman who did the job. Along with him, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Naresh Iyer, Javed Ali, Madhusree, Chinmayi, Sivamani and Naveen did wonders.
It was at the St.George school grounds in the Poonamalle High Road. Organized by the Times of India (they were giving away free passes for the standing gallery!), the event made Chennai cry for more!
As in any other place, intially there was a bit of pushing by the crowd. But when the Mozart of India came on stage, everything fell into place. Three enthralling hours!! It was best evening in my life!!
Here's a track listing for those who missed it. Also, I have recorded it in my old Nokia. You can download it from Esnips. And for playing it, you need to have Nokia Multimedia Player. You can get it here.
The best of the evening were Kannodu Kanbathellam from Jeans (with a never heard before classical intro) and Khwaja Mere Khwaja from Jodhaa Akbar by the legend ARR himself.
1. Guru - Jaage + intro
2. ATM - Title song
3. Rahman speaks
4. Alaipayuthe - Endendrum Punnagai
5. Sivaji - Vaaji Vaaji
6. Sangamam - Varaga Nadhi
7. Guru - Barso Re
8. Rahman Speaks Again
9. Sillinu Oru Kadhal - New York Nagaram
10. Boys - Girlfriend
11. Jodhaa Akbar - Jash-e-Bahaara
12. RDB - Roobaroo
13. Sillinu Oru Kadhal - Munbe Vaa
14. Jeans - Kannodu - intro
15. Jeans - Kannodu
16. Dil Se - Dil Se Re
17. Jodhaa Akbar - In Lamhoan
18. Sivaji - Athiradi
19. Dil Se - Chaiyya Chaiyya
20. Azeem-o-shah + Veerapandi + Sivamani(Drums)
21. Sivaji - Oru Kudai
22. Pray for me brother - Part 1
23. Pray for me brother - Part 2
24. Bombay Theme
25. Jodhaa Akbar - Khwaja
26. Udhayaa - Udhayaa
27. Guru - Ay Harithe
28. Doli Sajake Rekhna - Tumhari
29. Guru - Maiya Maiya
30. ATM - Madhuraikku
31. Guru - Tere Bina
32. Bombay - Arabikadoloram
33. Vande Mataram
Enjoy it. Again, the download link.
Here's the ad for the event.