Girish Karnad, the well-known theatre personality, has been making news for the past few days. After criticizing Sir Vidia Naipaul and later, Rabindranath Tagore, he has made a mild criticism of AR Rehman.
"Rahman is a great musician, his orchestration is beautiful and overpowering, as a result of which one misses the beauty of lyrics that once defined songs in Bollywood," Karnad said.
Rahman's fans on social networking and microblogging sites have come to the Oscar winner's support, stating that he always gives importance to lyrics.
At the same time, there were few who supported Karnad's claim. Speaking at a recent function on Urdu poetry, Karnad said Rahman's music is beautiful but so overpowering.