Matthew Sweet profiles one of India's most succesful composers, the "Mozart of Madras", A.R. Rahman, whose film scores have changed the sound of Indian cinema. The programme coincides with the release of two new films featuring A.R. Rahman scores - "Million Dollar Arm" and "The Hundred-Foot Journey".
In this dip into the world of Rahman we hear music from "Lagaan"; "Roja"; "Bombay"; "Taal"; "Warriors of Heaven and Earth"; "Elizabeth - The Golden Age" and "Couples Retreat".
The Classic Score of the Week is A.R. Rahman's music for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire".