A.R. Rahman’s Tweet About “Marakkuma Nenjam” Triggered His Own Followers!!
Written by Famitha mohamed Published on Sep 25, 2023 | 16:19 PM IST | 147
A.R. Rahman’s Marakkuma Nenjam Concert: A Night of Chaos and Controversy
A.R. Rahman, the renowned music composer and performer, recently found himself at the center of a storm when he shared a concert video titled “Marakkuma Nenjam” on social media, referring to it as “Chennai concert highlights.” What was intended to be a celebration of music quickly turned into a controversy as fans and followers flooded the comments section with anger and disappointment. This chaos was the result of numerous problems that plagued the concert, including overselling of tickets, harassment of women attendees, and the overall mismanagement of the event by the organizers, ACTC Events.
Chennai concert highlights! pic.twitter.com/fjJrnYHl4W
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 24, 2023
The root cause of the turmoil surrounding A.R. Rahman’s Marakkuma Nenjam concert was the overselling of tickets by the organizers, ACTC Events. In their quest for maximum profit, they allowed more attendees than the venue could accommodate, leading to overcrowding and chaos. This left fans who had valid tickets in a state of despair as they were denied entry due to the overwhelming number of people present.
Rahman needs to fire his PR team. Whoever is advising him is doing an atrocious job. All that goodwill he painstakingly earned over the years taking a hit cuz he just can't acknowledge that the organizers screwed up. Everything they have done post that has only made it worse. https://t.co/V20ofOuLsL
— TakeADeepBreath (@DeepTake) September 24, 2023
The overselling issue also led to the presence of fake tickets, further exacerbating the problem. Attendees who believed they had genuine tickets were disappointed to discover that they had been duped, adding to the confusion and frustration at the concert’s entrance. The situation spiraled out of control, resulting in a nightmarish experience for many music enthusiasts who had come to enjoy A.R. Rahman’s performance.
Thevai illatha aani.. what is the need to do this after so much of controversy.. all this feeling bad and returning money is of no use.. 😠😠 https://t.co/P8BOgx5p1V
— NR (@NR_Sanghi) September 24, 2023
Harassment Concerns, Beyond the overselling debacle, another disturbing aspect of the Marakkuma Nenjam concert was the reported harassment of women attendees. Several reports emerged of women feeling unsafe and uncomfortable due to the overcrowded conditions and the behavior of some unruly concert-goers. This alarming situation not only marred the concert but also raised questions about the security measures in place.
He locked his comments, how lame 🤡 https://t.co/xGOPVbJ5cY
— Prakash – ప్రకాశ్ – प्रकाश (@saireddy95) September 24, 2023
The organizers, ACTC Events, were criticized for failing to ensure the safety and well-being of all attendees, particularly women. The reports of harassment served as a stark reminder of the importance of adequate security and crowd control measures at large-scale events.
— ϻỉɳỉ 🍃 (@YoursMini) September 24, 2023
As the overselling of tickets and harassment issues unfolded, the chaos at A.R. Rahman’s concert extended beyond the venue itself. Major traffic jams clogged the roads leading to the Adityaram Palace grounds on East Coast Road (ECR). This unexpected congestion affected not only concert-goers but also members of the general public and even Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who found themselves caught in the traffic snarl.
It's okay if you post this , turning off the replies is like pathetic it's like you know what was happening from the start https://t.co/KZtv5JcjER
— shivi (@thisiscmsd) September 24, 2023
The traffic jams further highlighted the overall mismanagement of the event. It left attendees frustrated and contributed to the negative image surrounding the concert, as people struggled to reach the venue or navigate the surrounding area.
Sad part is when he announces his next concert, the very same people will throng again. He has to be the most shameless person on earth to even upload this and rekindle the trauma faced by scores of his fans. Simply put, a 🖕🏻 to their emotions. #ARRahman https://t.co/bLZuPNnIwS
— Rajaram (@rajaramrajendr) September 24, 2023
In the aftermath of the concert, A.R. Rahman’s social media platforms were inundated with backlash from disappointed fans. Many expressed their anger and disappointment in the comments section of his post, accusing him of being responsible for the chaos and mismanagement. Some even went as far as to question his commitment to his fans and the quality of the event.
Every PR team on the earth should work like this 🔥. What a strategical move by not mentioning about the name of the concert or any other unnecessary things in the tweet. Also turning off the replies is a master stroke👌🏻
Namma aalum dhan irukkare. Polaikka theriyadha manushan 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/pUT4w0RqjM
— Sridhar Ravi (@SridharRavi90) September 24, 2023
This backlash exposed the deep disappointment and disillusionment felt by fans who had looked forward to the concert as a memorable experience. It also underscored the importance of artists taking responsibility for the events they are associated with, as their reputation and fan loyalty are at stake.
— Mystic Tamil (@Mystic_Tamil) September 24, 2023
A.R. Rahman’s Marakkuma Nenjam concert will go down in history not only for its music but also for the controversy and chaos that surrounded it. The overselling of tickets, harassment of women attendees, and the resulting traffic jams tarnished what should have been a celebratory event.
Multiple women were harassed in this exact concert have some shame and respect ffs. https://t.co/aI4axmhzEk
— ✨Disintegrating✨ (@whineandchill) September 24, 2023
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of proper event management, security, and crowd control measures at large-scale concerts. Artists and organizers alike must prioritize the safety and comfort of their attendees to ensure that such controversies do not overshadow the music and the experience for fan
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