When AR Rahman conversed with a 123-year-old Swami

When AR Rahman conversed with a 123-year-old Swami

“I’m half your age,” AR Rahman laughed.

Swami Sivananda smiled again. The Varanasi-based yogi is 123 years outdated.

Born on August 8, 1896, the Swami is the topic of a latest quick movie titled 123-The Happiest Man. In a chat organised on the Digital Bharat platform, the yogi had a digital interplay with the Oscar-winning music composer, and filmmaker Bharat Bala.

Rahman had a easy query to the yogi: What’s the secret of happiness? Sivananda replied, “The blessings of my guruji, and being free from want. Then you definately might be the happiest man on this planet.”

To which Rahman mentioned, “Our work compels us to want issues, however our soul is definitely separated from us. It’s a skinny line.” The composer, whose ‘Thumbi Thullal’ from Cobra launched not too long ago, even enthralled followers with some impromptu music.

When AR Rahman conversed with a 123-year-old Swami

The opposite purpose for the yogi’s longevity is, in keeping with him, the yoga he does on daily basis. “It’s important for everybody to take care of good well being. I practise on an empty abdomen on a regular basis within the morning,” added Sivananda. The quick digital assembly ended with a promise that Rahman made to the yogi: to fulfill him in particular person sometime. Rahman mentioned, “I used to be supposed to come back to Varanasi when director Aanand Rai invited me, however I couldn’t make it then. However I shall be coming there quickly, and could have the honour of assembly you in particular person.”

Showcasing magnificence

Earlier within the dialog, Rahman harassed to Bharat Bala on the significance of showcasing India’s magnificence. The 2 have been long-time collaborators, having labored on tasks like ‘Vande Maataram’ and ‘Jana Gana Mana’.


“You see very small nations portraying their tradition superbly…and our nation has a 5,000-year-old tradition,” mentioned Rahman, “We want filmmakers to indicate our nation’s would possibly and wonder, and never simply poverty. Fimmakers, artists and musicians are the ambassadors of our nation.”

Recalling his assembly with Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Rahman added, “He does lots of mixing at Chennai’s Prasad Studios. I keep in mind him telling filmmakers, ‘You’re sitting in an AC studio, however simply exterior the partitions of this studio is a narrative ready to be informed’.”


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