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    Default Rahman's CWG Theme Song @ Rs 5 crore and Six Months

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    News Desk: Music Maestro AR Rahman, who had won two Oscar awards for his song 'Jai Ho' in "Slumdog Millionaire has drawn severe criticism over the CWG theme song, "Oh Yaaro, Yeh India Bula Liya". The song failed to impress the fans, politicians, singers and musicians.

    Ironically, AR Rahman took six months to compose the song and he charges Rs 5 crore for that! The CWG OC members are not convinced about quality of the song. Some of them want the song to recomposed.

    Even many music directors and singers in the country feel that Rs 5 crore was too huge for a theme song. Although Rahman's stature in music industry is undisputed, Rs 5 crore for a theme song cannot be justified under any circumstances.

    Leading composer Louis Banks told a TV channel that it takes just 10 minutes to compose a tune, if the composer is truly inspired. He wondered why Rahman's CWG theme song took six months and then failed to impress anyone.

    Nobody has any doubt on AR Rahman's expertise and skill set as a great Composer and Musician. He is a gifted musician indeed. But unfortunately, he failed to impress his fans with the CWG Theme Song, "Oh Yaaro".
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