Who actually is A.R. Rahman? We all know the music. But do We all know the person? For the primary time, a nation’s pride-–winner of National Film awards, Oscars, Grammys and hearts-–opens up about his philosophies: hope, perseverance, positivity and love. From his early days as a composer of advertisement jingles to his first big break in feature films, from his keenness to integrate new technology with good out of date music scores to the founding of his music school, from his resounding entry on to the international stage to his directorial debut, from his philanthropy to his inner life, Notes of a Dream captures Rahman’s strange success story with the entire rhythm and melody, the highs and lows, of an awesome soundtrack by the person himself.
Featuring intimate interviews with the soft-spoken virtuoso, in addition to insights and anecdotes from key people in his life, this balanced, uplifting and affectionate book is the definitive biography of A.R. Rahman—the man in the back of the music and the music that made the person.