The Mozart Of Madras has been taking Indian music to a global audience
AR Rahman has been touted as one of the rarest musical genius across the globe. He has taken Indian music to the world and has won numerous awards at prestigious award functions like the Oscars, Grammy Awards and others. In a recent advance we get to know that he has been signed on board to compose the music for Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming project The Hundred Foot Journey.
Now that is some great news for all Indians that the global audience will once again get a taste of AR Rahman‘s music. The movie features Om Puri (who plays the role of Mr Kadam) and Helen Mirren (Madame Mellory). The film shows a stark contrast between Indian and French cultures, and amalgamates it very beautifully with the background of food, cuisines and cooking. Grapevine has it that Rahman has remixed a host of Bollywood melodies and old Indian classics for the film. The Kadam family plays these songs in their restaurant, creating a din in the neighbourhood and leaving Madame Mellory, the owner of a Michelin-starred French restaurant annoyed. The two families clash and are in conflict, but through the course of the film discover their compassion through gastronomical delights.
Talking to a leading daily Puri informed, “We Indians love our music and when we play it, we make sure that our neighbours hear it too. A sequence like this is beautifully portrayed in the film which actually establishes the clash aptly.” The Hundred Foot Journey, a Reliance Entertainment and DreamWorks production, releases worldwide and in India on August 8.