Shikara official trailer 2 | Vidhu Vinod Chopra | A. R. Rahman | Aadil Khan, Sadia
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:03 PM
Veteran Bollywood filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is known among fans as the man behind several notable Hindi films like Parinda, 1942: A Love Story, Kareeb to name a few while also serving as producer on Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, PK and most recently, the blockbuster Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju. His upcoming film, Shikara, will mark his comeback to Hindi cinema as a director after the 2007 film, Eklavya: The Royal Guard, and is also his first directorial after debuting in Hollywood in 2015 with the film, Broken Horses.
Apart from directing Shikara, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has produced and edited the romantic period drama film under his Vinod Chopra Films in association with Fox Star Hindi, which will be arriving in theatres worldwide on February 7. The plot of Shikara is set around the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir with promotions for the film being carried in an extensive manner along with an intense trailer released not long back.
With less than two weeks for the film to hit screens, the second trailer for Shikara has now been officially released on YouTube. Newcomers Aadil Khan and Sadia have been paired in Shikara, which has music composed by Sandesh Shandilya and Abhay Sopori while the film's background score has been done by A. R. Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa.
Check out the Shikara official trailer 2 below:
Muqabla Lyrical - Street Dancer 3D (Tamil) | A. R. Rahman | Prabhudeva
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:03 PM
The upcoming Hindi dance-based film, Street Dancer 3D, starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, and Prabhu Deva in the lead roles and has been directed by Remo D'Souza. Produced jointly by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D'Souza under theT-Series and Remo D'Souza Entertainment banners, the film also coming out in Tamil features music by the Sachin-Jigar duo with Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman, Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah, Gurinder Seagal, Garry Sandhu, Harsh Upadhyay, and Guru Randhawa serving as guest composers. Announced for a worldwide theatrical release on January 24, promotions for Street Dancer 3D are already in top gear with the makers now releasing the 'Muqabla' Tamil lyrical song video.
A remix of the chart-buster Tamil song, 'Mukkala Mukkabala' composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics by the legendary Vaalee from the blockbuster 1994 Shankar film, Kadhalan, starring Prabu Deva and Nagma in the lead roles, the remix version of 'Muqabla' from Street Dancer 3D in Tamil has been sung by Yash Narvekar and Parampara Thakur with lyrics written by Veeramani Kannan and has been composed by Tanishk Bagchi.
Check out the 'Muqabla' Tamil lyric video from Street Dancer 3D below:
Blockbuster Hollywood film remake - A. R. Rahman announces release date
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:18 PM
Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman, one of the most prolific Indian names in the world, had delivered chart-buster songs in the recently-released ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay starrer, Bigil. ARR has a stellar line up of films next among which include Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-fi venture tentatively titled, SK 14, Vikram’s Chiyaan 58, director Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus, Ponniyin Selvan and Kamal Haasan’s Thalaivan Irukkindraan in Tamil followed by Dil Bechara and 99 Songs in Hindi, Le Musk in English and the Prithviraj and Amala Paul starrer, Aadujeevitham, in Malayalam. Among them, A. R. Rahman’s next big release will be the Hindi film, Dil Bechara, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles and is an official remake of the 2014 Hollywood blockbuster, The Fault in Our Stars. Having said that, the ‘Mozart of Madras’ has now announced on his Twitter page that Dil Bechara will be coming out in theatres on May 8, 2020. Check out the release date announcement below:
Directed by Mukesh Chhabra and produced by Fox Star Studios, Dil Bechara will have additional background score by Qutub-E-Kripa and marks the acting debut of Sanjana Sanghi as the female lead. Expectations for the film shot up after it was revealed to be a remake of The Fault in Our Stars, which is an adaptation of author John Green's 2012 novel based on the same title. There is plenty of talk regarding how the makers of Dil Bechara will be faithful in adapting The Fault in Our Stars with many waiting to witness Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi reprise the roles portrayed by Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in the English original.
Bigil - Jukebox | Thalapathy Vijay, Nayanthara | A. R. Rahman | Atlee | AGS
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:25 PM
Actor Vijay’s upcoming film, Bigil, announced to hit screens as a Diwali release in October had its audio launched yesterday in a grand manner in the presence of top ranking celebrities and Tamil film industry personalities and thousands of fans. Featuring music by Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman, three songs - ‘Singappenney’, “Verithanam’ and ‘Unakga’ - were released first as single tracks to a rousing reception from fans. Produced under the AGS Entertainment banner and helmed by director Atlee, reputed audio label, Sony Music, have now released the Bigil jukebox featuring all the five songs, which also includes the newly unveiled ‘Maathare’ and ‘Bigil Bigil Bigilu’ tracks apart from the initial three tracks.
Bigil is being billed to be an action-packed sports drama with Vijay set to appear in dual roles and has created sky-high expectations among fans. A multi-starrer, the film will also see Nayanthara playing the female lead, followed by Kathir, Vivek, Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Anandaraj, Vivek, Yogi Babu, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Devadarshini, ‘Thaadi’ Balaji, Dheena among others in major supporting roles.
Listen to the Bigil jukebox below:
"I am the first to see...": A. R. Rahman drops massive Thalapathy 63 update for Vijay fans
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:11 AM
Exciting times are up ahead for Vijay fans everywhere as we are now just less than 3 weeks from the superstar’s birthday, which incidentally is going to be a special occasion as the first look of his upcoming film, tentatively titled Thalapathy 63, is set to be unveiled. With production progressing forward at a non-stop pace, A. R. Rahman took to his social networking pages in the wee hours around 1AM to drop an update stating editing work has already begun with the Academy Award-winning composer revealing he is the first person to see the edit of two songs in the presence of the film’s director Atlee .
With Vijay’s birthday coming up on June 22, fans everywhere expect more Thalapathy 63 updates in the days ahead with A. R. Rahman’s update now said to be the start of the many that are set to follow suit. Soon after the Oscar-winning music composer’s big statement, Archana Kalpathi, the Creative Producer of the film too expressed her excitement on her Twitter space as well.
An AGS Entertainment venture, the upcoming sports drama is being billed as a perfect commercial package entertainer and has a multi-star cast featuring names like Nayanthara playing the female lead, Kathir, Vivek, Jackie Shroff, Indhuja, Daniel Balaji, Anandaraj, Yogi Babu, Reba Monica John, Varsha Bollamma, Amritha Iyer, Soundararaja, Devadarshini, ‘Thaadi’ Balaji among others in major supporting roles.
Expectations are massive for Thalapathy 63 as with any Vijay film, but there is a new energy surrounding the project considering it marks a shift for the actor from the films he has done in recent times that have carried a political tone. Considering his upcoming third film with Atlee after their Theri and Mersal is said to be revolving around the sport of football and the actor playing the role of a coach of the Tamil Nadu Women’s Football team, fans expect to see him deliver yet another power-packed performance when it hits screens this Diwali in October.
MASSIVE: A. R. Rahman joins Avengers: Endgame
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 04:02 PM
One of the biggest films in the history of cinema, Avengers: Endgame, hitting screens worldwide on April 26 is a comicbook superhero venture produced by Marvel Studios being distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame is a multi-starrer and includes stars namely Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper and Josh Brolin in lead roles.
It nust be noted Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Evangeline Lilly are also set to reprise their roles after their characters were killed in Avengers: Infinity War released last year.
Avengers: Endgame, which has a musical score by Alan Silvestri, now has a massive new addition in the form of Academy Award-winning composer, A. R. Rahman.
It has now been officially announced that A. R. Rahman will compose an all-new song especially for Indian fans in three languages - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, which will be released on April 1, 2019.
This is no doubt a massive surprise for both Marvel and A. R. Rahman fans across the nation, who will now be even more pumped up ahead of Avengers: Endgame’s release, which many expect to be a massive event across the world.
With James Cameron’s Avatar released in 2009 grossing over $2.7 billion in worldwide collections and is currently the highest-grossing film till date, there are tremendous expectations for Avengers: Endgame to surpass those numbers at the box office.
An incredible 'Oscar' update for A. R. Rahman fans!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:32 AM
A global Indian name, composer A. R. Rahman won two Academy Awards for his work in the blockbuster action drama, Slumdog Millionaire, in 2009.
One of the busiest Indian film personalities, ARR is at present busy with upcoming films namely the biggie, Vijay's Thalapathy 63 and Sivakarthikeyan's SK 14 in Tamil, and has been receiving praises yet again for his work in the recently released musical drama, Sarvam Thaala Mayam.
Meanwhile, yesterday (22.02.2019) marked the 10 year anniversary of Slumdog Millionaire winning 8 Academy Awards including 2 Oscars for A. R. Rahman - one for Best Original Score and one for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho".
AR Rahman released a special video to mark the 10 year anniversary where he along with reputed lyricist Gulzar and Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor are seen reminiscing about Slumdog Millionaire starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan among others under British filmmaker, Danny Boyle’s direction.
#SlumdogMillionaire 's soundtrack features many incredible artists, musicians, and technicians. Hence, we were thrilled to celebrate the 10th year of its Oscar win with everyone who was part of the project https://t.co/8tr01Pb0my#SDM10years https://t.co/8tr01Pb0my— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 22, 2019
(VIDEO): Andhra Woman Leaves A. R. Rahman Mighty Impressed
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:45 AM
Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman has his hands full in the days ahead with multiple projects namely Rajinikanth’s 2.0 hitting screens on November 29, GV Prakash’s Sarvam Thaala Mayam followed by Sivakarthikeyan’s SK 14, Vijay’s Thalapathy 63 to name a few.
Fans will know A. R. Rahman has always been one to encourage as well as shower praises on those deserving. Likewise, a lady named Baby hailing from Vadisaleru Village in the East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh has now become an internet sensation after she rendered the Academy Award-winning composer’s ‘O Cheliya’ (the Telugu version of ‘Ennavale’ from Kaadhalan) song.
AR Rahman too shared Baby’s rendition on his Facebook page with the lady now getting wider acclaim. Furthermore, it has now been revealed that she has been given a chance to sing in a Telugu film after the clip went on to become viral.
2.0 Trailer Launch: A. R. Rahman Speech
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:42 AM
Coming out on November 29, Rajinikanth's 2.0 also starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson under Shankar's direction and produced by Lyca Productions with music by A. R. Rahman is one of the biggest films made in the history of Indian cinema.
At the 2.0 trailer launch, today, Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman had this to say:
“When I first watched the film, I was stunned. Generally, Shankar sir's films have fast-paced songs. I was surprised when he asked for the 'Enthira Logathu Sundariye' song. After he shot the song, I went to his studio and saw the visuals. I was blown away after seeing it. Initially, I could not understand the situation behind the song when Shankar narrated it to me and didn't accept the tunes I gave him. Only after I gave him few tunes, he finally locked on to this one.
As for his film’s score, we had to work on keyboards and then on computers. We worked in abbey studios in london. Like Mani sir, Shankar did not want songs initially. Eventually, that idea evolved and now we have four songs in the film. The songs in the film are a service I am doing for my father and God. I feel like I've worked in 8 films altogether while working on this one film. The scope of this film is as such and I am grateful to be part of this massive project. I want to thank everybody who have worked in this film."
Sarkar Audio Launch: A. R. Rahman Full Speech
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 07:56 PM
Produced under the Sun Pictures banner, Sarkar features music by Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman, who is scoring for a Vijay film for the fourth time after their previous Udhaya, Azhagiya Tamil Magan and last year’s blockbuster, Mersal.
That said, Sarkar composer A. R. Rahman, when asked what keeps him so young and vibrant, the Oscar-winning music director replied saying, "I work with young heroes which is why I am young. Take our hero Vijay for instance."
As for Vijay singing in one of his films, ARR responded saying, "We actually tried to make him sing a song for Sarkar. We spoke over the phone when he told the song's range was too high and that he would get back. By that time, the song too got released".