Ar Rahman’s Romantic Drama ’99 Songs’ Hits Cannes Market (Exclusive)

Published on May 17, 2019

Ar Rahman’s Romantic Drama ’99 Songs’ Hits Cannes Market (Exclusive)

99 Songs,” a new romantic drama written by India’s two-time Oscar winning Ar Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”), is being introduced to international distributors in Cannes by Hong Kong-based sales agency Autumn Sun.

Now in post-production, the film depicts the journey of a struggling singer and the problems that he faces in his quest to be a successful composer. The tale of triumph in the face of adversity is not intended to be a biopic of Rahman, who is now a superstar.

Rahman hails from a family of modest means that wanted him to pursue an academic career. He later broke into the music scene with a rock band and through work in the advertising industry. Rahman now works in the Indian and Hollywood film industries and has amassed five Oscar nominations. He also won a Golden Globe for “127 Hours.”

99 Songs,” presented in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, stars newcomer Ehan Bhat,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Patrick Frater