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A.R. Rahman Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 8

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5.0 star rating Kalki from Houston, Texas

FABULOUS PERFORMANCE AT A MATCHING VENUE

The grand venue was only surpassed by the artist on centerstage - A R Rahman. First, the venue - A superb mix of colors, technology, comfort and scale, makes this one of the best venues for concerts in the USA. I have been to a fair share of those around the country and this has to be at the top of the list. Then, the performer - A R Rahman. Not enough has been said about the genius of the man. With a simple warm-up and a modest introduction (considering the rock-star status), he embraced the audience and led all through a fantastic performance. Must be second nature to him and the artistes, but for the audience it was fresh and exhilarating. He has a little bit of the Ray Charles moves when he is at the piano with his glasses on. That adds to the mystique. The sufi songs were a nice break, particularly with aesthetic and stunning background visuals. Percussions were a highlight, though almost outdone by the sitar. Overall, an absolute blast of an evening, gaining lots of memories.

5.0 star rating Sebastian from Houston, Texas

A R RAHMAN - SMART FINANCIAL CENTER - HOUSTON - SEPT 15

Summary: Brilliant performance. The concert started late, which seemed like the norm, when you consider the number of people waltzing in more than half-an-hour past the start time. This was a shame and reinforces the notion of lack of punctuality when it comes to Indian events. But, that turned out to be the only black spot. From the intro, to the medley to the rousing Sitar-Piano combination to lovely finish, this was a concert planned and executed to perfection. ARR was in full control and poise and had the pulse of the audience all the time. With his volume of work, it is difficult to pick a bad song. He did a wonderful job with the mix of languages - Tamil, Hindi - Telugu - Urdu etc - catering to every group in the audience. The gimmick with the virtual percussion could have done with a bit more introduction as most of the audience were wondering what's going on with the sign language. Ranjit, Neeti, Sitarist, Mano, and all the performers did their portions brilliantly. Thank you

5.0 star rating AnnMarie Singh from San Francisco, California

MUSICAL PERFECTION, ORACLE EVENT STAFF ?????

A genius, loved the musicians and show. Very professional. Expected much better from Oracle Arena, one door open 30 minutes late, 19,000 let in through one door. Cattle herd. show was 1 hour late,Same thing getting out. Stuck in parking lot one hour dead stop. Why, one exit only. I am a season ticket holder warriors, never have this problem. Great Artist, Unfortunate.

5.0 star rating Shef from Fox Theatre, Atlanta

AMAZING SHOW.. WOULD CHERISH THAT NIGHT FOREVER

Fox theatre, Atlanta show was incredible. We purchased the best PIT seats and we also got a chance to fist bump ARR, Jonita and Haricharan. Last 40 minutes was a blastttr! Thank you guys for letting us stand by the stage and see everyone perform.. it was a dream come true! Loved it!

3.0 star rating AK Agarwal from Austin, Texas

DISAPPOINTED

AR Rahma’s mysic is always fantastic. But the live performance just didn’t hit the spot. There were too many screen promos. Screen overshadowed the live performers. Musicians were almost invisible. Very few classics. No energy on the stage. I am not against languages but the expectation was for Bollywood Hindi music but it ended up being more of a non-Hindi performance that left a large portion of the audience left disconnected.

2.0 star rating Shrenik from Atlanta, Georgia

POOR SONG SELECTION ! OVERDOSE OF TAMIL SONGS

A R Rahman concert was a dream for me but I was very disappointed. 3 reasons 1) song selection was poor - didnt play classics like nadaaan parindey, roja 2) 50% was tamil - good chunk of audience was disconnected and disappointed. 3) poor stage energy. No crescendo in end

2.0 star rating Ritu from Atlanta, Georgia

DISAPPOINTED

The show started 45 minutes late in Atlanta. There were no announcements regarding delay. Audience kept shouting. There was no host to welcome or to say bye. Very few hindi songs with most of the songs in Tamil. Could not enjoy as I don't speak or understand Tamil. Very few musicians on stage and show ended early. Hope they make improvements considering the price we pay for ticket. I enjoyed hindi songs but still not happy due to these reasons. Show should be executed more professionally and should consider all types of audience.

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