Monday, January 12, 2009

... he makes the impossible *possible*...

""A.R. Rahman is nothing short of a melodic genius," Andrew Lloyd Webber has said. "I admire his unique sense of harmony, his staggering rhythms and his melodies that take an unexpected twist that no Western composer would dream of.""

This is an excerpt from the popular political blog Huffington Post, in the context of Rahman getting the Golden Globe for composing the score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. Any such statement is an understatement of what he is capable of, and so it goes without saying how much is the depth and breadth of Rahman's fan-following ever since the 'Roja' times; and also the fact that I am certainly one of them; an apparent celebrity, but a very commonplace man whose achievements, hard-work, patriotism and dedication to work has always left me mesmerized. Coming from a very ordinary family the way he has been climbing the stairs of success by dint of sheer faith in himself makes me believe: nothing is impossible.

The world is not so bleak; there are still some people who believe in themselves, tiding over all odds, never being victims of the circumstances, and always cherishing the belief in themselves that they have a goal in mind that they need to reach; all the other reasons that come across on the way then lose significance. Honest, truthful and strongly determined people like Rahman practically prove this philosophy; and shower drizzles of hope everywhere, time and again.

No life is without a purpose. And when we know the purpose of our lives, there's no stopping. We can make the impossible *possible*.

I am fortunate I live at an age where there are folks like Rahman to keep sowing the seeds of hope that success is definite, should you want it from the bottom of your heart. The goals I have set in my life and big, large and heavy; but I am hopeful that as long as I see people like Rahman reaching their much coveted zenith, there's no reason I wouldn't be able to equate my dreams and goals to the life ahead, even if it costs my whole lifetime!


7 comments:

Aravind Krishna K said...

very true. There are many successful people, but it is people like Rahman who inspire us the best by inducing the confidence... especially for people from small towns, middle class families, that anything is possible with hardwork & single-minded focus..

PS: I always get this same feeling with Dhoni too :D

alok said...

I am a big fan of ARR too .... and so truly, I too agree & believe - "folks like Rahman to keep sowing the seeds of hope that success is definite, should you want it from the bottom of your heart".

You see, Impossible itself says I-M- Possible and you need to break it to find the “possible” part.

Munmun said...

@ AK
yeah now you started on cricket :D

Munmun said...

@ alok
thanks for adding the icing on top ;-) ...

alok said...

Hey! you are tagged, check my blog ...

Munmun said...

@ alok
Thanks for tagging me. It's an interesting tag; I read your take on it! Give me sometime to come up with something interesting on it!

Partha Pratim said...

It is unfortunate that it took so many years for the world to recognize ARR's talent. I don't think his earlier works are any less brilliant.