Describing his maiden manufacturing 99 Songs as an “experiential movie”, music maestro AR Rahman says the movie revolves round a person who makes use of music to navigate the struggles of each the old and new world.
The musical drama film is a narrative about artwork and self-discovery of a struggling singer who desires to be a profitable music composer.
Directed by debutant Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, 99 Songs stars newcomers Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas.
Rahman has additionally co-written the film, which is produced below his banner YM Movies.
“As part of my production company, YM Movies, I’m happy to collaborate with Jio Studios in bringing together this experiential movie. ’99 Songs’ is about one man’s struggle against the old and the new world. And the antidote is music,” the Oscar winner, who has composed the music for 99 Songs, mentioned in a press release.
Actors Lisa Ray, Manisha Koirala, Aditya Seal, composer-drummer Ranjit Barot, and Indian Ocean’s Rahul Ram shall be seen in supporting roles in the movie.
“It’s my pleasure to introduce the film’s director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and a talented cast comprising Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas. It was a great experience working with icons like Manisha Koirala and Lisa Ray, and music legends Ranjit Barot and Rahul Ram,” Rahman added.
Presented by Jio Studios, the movie is co-produced by Ideal Entertainment.
99 Songs will launch in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on April 16.