Coke Studio @MTV Season 3 begins

Its that time of the year again when Internet people will lose their shit over the hugely irrelevant questions – if this season is better than the last season; if it is as good as the Pakistani version and if AR Rahman is over rated. And as they give online text lessons in the comment section, miss out on what the series is about- Music!

The six songs of the first episode cover a wide sonic gamut and a range of genres and themes.


‘Zariya’ uses a Buddhist chant as a base and merges a Jordanian melody and a Hindi chorus section effortlessly into a piece that hops between being haunting and joyful.

Jagao Mere Des ko

Rahman continues his streak of giving us non cheesy patriotic songs with the funky bangla-carnatic ‘Jagao Mere Des Ko’, a song based on Tagore’s poem.

Soz O Salaam

If you’ve admired Rahman’s ability to create moods that only music can help you experience, check out his production on a traditional composition titled ‘Soz O Salaam’.

Nan Yen

‘Nan Yen’ is a hummable song sung by Rahman that is bound to grow into an earworm.

Ennile Maho Oliyo

For those who complain Rahman makes the same kind of music, with ‘Ennile Maho Oliyo’ he proves that he does not give a shit and makes a beautiful track yet again that is so typically Rahman in sound.

Aao Balma

Even those who don’t follow classical music sit up to see a jugalbandi between a vocalist and instrumentalist. ‘Aao Balma’ has that and a lot more.


While people doing the Lungi Dance might want you to believe otherwise, Let this episode be a reminder that Rahman indeed is the real pride of Chennai.

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