Rahman releases whole '99 Songs' album online to spread cheer
Mumbai, March 21, 2020
Oscar Award-winning music composer A R Rahman has released the whole album of his coming movie "99 Songs" online in a gesture aimed at cheering up people in the current difficult times, what with coronavirus, lockdowns and so on.
"Cheering you in this difficult times with the release of the '#99Songs' whole album on 20th Mar. This includes 14 tracks. Go post your covers, all you birds stuck in your nest," Rahman said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
99 Songs is a musical romance directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and co-written and produced by Rahman, who is making his debut in these roles, apart from composing the original score and songs.
The film stars debutants Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas in lead roles, alongside Aditya Seal, Lisa Ray and Manisha Koirala. It is a story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful music composer.
The film, which will release in three languages -- Hindi, Tamil and Telugu -- also marks directorial debut of Vishwesh, who has worked as a maker of advertisement films and is also a musician associated with the Mumbai-based band Scribe.
Presented by Jio Studios, the film is produced by Rahman's production company YM Movies and co-produced by Ideal Entertainment.