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'99 Songs': AR Rahman recounts Mani Ratnam's words

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It's known that celebrated music composer AR Rahman has written and produced '99 Songs', a romantic drama whose jukebox was unveiled recently. Promoting the movie, ARR recently spoke of what filmmaker Mani Ratnam once told him.

“Mani sir once said to me that making a movie is like composing a song. You have the introduction, the song’s theme, the tune and then you do the background mixing. Then comes the antara, and with it, you have a journey that comes to an end beautifully. That’s when it struck me how [fulfilling] it is to create another art form in your own language,” the Oscar-winning composer said.

Starring Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas, '99 Songs' is directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy.

Touted to be a passionate love story with music at its core, the film is billed as a unique tale. "After the pandemic, our sensibilities have changed. 99 Songs is more of an experiential movie. The sound and visuals are an experience unto themselves," ARR said.

Come April 16, it will release in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.