A.R. Rahman’s new Mission


A.R. Rahman is joining the likes of U2, Shakira and Peter Gabriel to spread awareness about water. The event is called Moving Stars and Earth for Water, it is an artistic happening broadcast online. It is organized on the occasion of the Poetic Social Mission seeking to raise everyone’s awareness of water-related issues. The Mission is carried out from space by Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil and President of the ONE DROP Foundation.

Moving Stars and Earth for Water will be a special two-hour program. It’s basically a tale written by Yann Martel (Life of Pi) and will be staged across 14 cities, the Indian episode will be aired from Mumbai and will feature activist Vandana Shiva and A.R. Rahman. Rahman has chosen one of his most beautiful compositions for this event, the song called Vellai Pookal (literally meaning White Flowers) from the Mani Rathnam movie Kannathil Muthamittaal. The song remains majorly unaltered but is packaged in a beautifully shot video featuring the two of them, which does perfect justice to the brilliant composition. And it is really heart-warming to see Rahman start off with “This is A R Rahman from India”. A proud moment for us indeed. Take a look at the video.