Sunday, September 30, 2007

Rahman – what’s next after Azhagiya Tamil Magan

It seems like a long time since Sivaji songs were released, however, they still generate frenzy among the music lovers. Pronouncing a comeback of sorts in Tamil movies, Rahman proved why he is still sought after with those songs. The maestro is busy these days scoring tunes for the upcoming Vijay-Shriya starrer ATM. Inside sources state that Rahman’s rip-roaring music for ATM is sure to become a rage as soon as they are released.

Besides ATM, as it seems, there is an impressive line up of movies that require the genius’ rendition.

Of the only other two projects Rahman seems to be working on in Tamil so far, producer Dhanu’s Sakkarakatti is progressing. Rahman seems to have been bowled over by the plot and bought additional time to spend on the score. Which means, soon enough, yet another chartbuster is on the cards. Gowtham’s mascot Harris is being replaced by Rahman for his next venture titled Chennayil Oru Mazhaikkalam. Touted to be a musical entertainer, this movie focuses on the life and times of an IT professional, which means both stylish and very contemporary.

A.R.Rahman That apart, down South, if reliable sources are to be believed, Rahman will score for the Pavan Kalyan starrer Puli directed by S.J. Surya. Puli is also associated with some of the bigwigs of the industry including Camera by renowned cinematographer Ravi K Chandran.

Rahman’s major Hindi projects include the Aamir Khan – Asin starrer Gajini directed by Murugadoss. He is also associated with the epic movie Jodhaa Akbar, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker that stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Rahman’s music for Jodhaa has raised the bar among his fans and critics alike for the story revolves around the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and his Hindu wife Jodhabai

On the cards is also Delhi 6, directed by Rakeysh Mehra whose previous successful venture with Rahman include Rang De Basanti that was also nominated for the Oscars. Besides, Rahman is also talked to be scoring Yuvraaj produced by Anil Kapoor and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na directed by Abbas Tyrewala and produced by Aamir Khan Productions and PVR Cinema.

On the whole, fans are in for a big treat the latter part of this year, Rahman style.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Inside story on the Rajini, Kamal and Mani Meet

These days, the top talk in Kollywood seems to be the meeting of the most powerful triumvirate of Tamil cinema, viz. Rajini, Kamal and Mani Ratnam. This meeting has already been rendered different shades by the media, but reliable sources have confirmed that a discussion on an upcoming project had indeed taken place.

The proposed Rajinikanth starrer is touted to be funded by Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan perhaps under Raj Kamal banner which may be co-produced by his guru and mentor K Balachander. Mani Ratnam is expected to direct this venture. The eminent director seems to have accepted the conditions, on request that he should be given the liberty of going in with his style of film making. Music is slated to be handled by none other than Mani's protégé, A.R.Rahman. Kamal Haasan may have a guest role in the film.
The story has not yet been finalized but is expected to take up shape soon. There are whispers that the film may be loosely based on the life history of Rajini and Kamal just like the biographical film Iruvar directed by Mani Ratnam himself.
Whatever it is, the news of these three legends coming together has in itself increased the hormone levels among Tamil Cinema fans. And if it does happen, it will be nothing short of a gargantuan carnival.
Fingers crossed!


Thursday, September 13, 2007

A.R.Rahman makes India proud yet again

A.R.Rahman has again made India and especially Chennai proud. CNN, in a special program, listed the world’s best music directors and amidst the big names of "Ennio Morricone" & "Hans Zimmer” Rahman managed to find a place. CNN called Rahman the “Maestro of Madras” who has sold albums more than the Beatles.

A R Rahman

The show also discussed his popular rendition for the “Lord of the rings” stage drama. There was also mention about his first international movie, Elizabeth 2, directed by Shekar kapur.

If the very fact of gaining mention in an international program is big, then being compared with the likes of Ennio Marricone and Hans Zimmer is nothing short of a Wow. salutes Rahman for taking India to the world.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Count down for ATM begins

Azhagiya Tamil Magan is one of the most anticipated movies this year which will be a Diwali Dhamaka. Vijay fans are upbeat about this project and a thunderous opening is expected this November. Here is Behindwoods exclusive information for you. ATM is nearing completion except for a song sequence which will be shot in a magnificent set in Binny Mills.
Azhagiya Tamil Magan

‘Valayapatti thavil’ is the opening lines of this peppy number which features Shriya and Vijay in an exuberant mood dancing to the tunes of A R Rahman. The slim seductress will raise the blood pressures of all her fans when she will be gyrating atop a lorry. The post production will commence once this song is completed.