KUALA LUMPUR – Oscar-winner and ‘Jai Ho’ composer for Slumdog Millionaire,
A.R Rahman, mesmerised 20,000 audience members with his stellar performance at
his live concert at the Merdeka Stadium here Saturday night.
The musical mogul performed his numerous hit compositions from the 1990s
till his latest hit dedicated for legendary Brazilian footballer, ‘Pele: Birth
of a Legend’.
Although the concert was delayed for almost two hours due to heavy downpour,
Rahman managed to yet again win the hearts of his fans with their favourite
numbers, including Mustafa Mustafa, Usilampatti and songs from Alaipayuthey as
well as Bombay movies.
Malaysia Major Events General Manager Tony Nagamaiah said this was the
second time the A.R Rahman Live Concert was held with the government’s support.
“The last time we had him here was in 2014 and it was also a stellar
performance enjoyed by 15,000 international and local audience members.
“It is our hope to continue this relationship with the great musical genius
and we welcome him to Malaysia anytime. In fact, he could consider Malaysia his
second home and we feel that there is even opportunity for him to groom our
local talent,” said Tony in a statement.
The concert was organised by Black Horse Movie (M) Sdn Bhd and supported by
Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
(MyCEB), which is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia.