Chennai: Just a mention of AR Rahman's name is enough to light up the face of lyricist Madhan Karky. They are currently working together in Suriya's 24. Madhan Karky recalls a fascinating moment from one of their jamming sessions. "One day, A R Rahman was trying out a tune on his piano and I was jotting down the lyrics while listening to him. I had written a line in Tamil - Undhan azhagil iraivanai kaankiraen (In your beauty, I see God). When I read this, Rahman was totally overwhelmed." (Also Read: I Was the First One to Approach A R Rahman For Bollywood: Subhash Ghai)
He adds, "Apparently, AR Rahman reads poetry for inspiration before composing tunes and on that particular day, he had read the same line from the Prophetic Books before composing that track. He was extremely excited on finding out that I had coined that very line and then, we had a lengthy discussion about how thoughts translate into music and music translates back into words."
Eventually, the song had to be dropped from that movie but they have now slightly reworked it to suit Suriya's 24.
Now, we can't wait to fall in love with the beauty of their musical genius, can we?