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99 Songs movie is directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, and co-written and produced by A. R. Rahman, starring debutants Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas in lead roles, alongside Aditya Seal, Lisa Ray and Manisha Koirala among others portray supporting characters. Jio Studios and Academy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s musical romance 99 Songs is all set to release in cinemas across India on 16th April 2021.
The movie has music at its soul. 99 Songs will release in three languages: Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu trailer released earlier today gives a glimpse into the magical and musical world of the film along with some breathtaking visuals. The movie has a dreamlike presentation and is a sensual story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful music composer.
Vishwesh, who earlier has worked as an advertisement filmmaker, has now become a director with this movie. Vishwesh, also a musician, is well-known for the Mumbai based hardcore band Scribe. A.R Rahman has shown his trust in Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and gave him screenplay and production as well. The scripting and finalizing process, which began in 2014, continued till four years. The casting process done by Mukesh Chhabra; around 1,000 auditions took place, until the makers finalized Ehan and Edilsy as the lead actors. The cinematography was handled by Tanay Satam and James Cowley, while editing was done by Akshay Mehta and Shreyas Beltangdy.
The world premiere of 99 Songs was held at the 24th Busan International Film Festival which was held at Busan, South Korea, where the film was screened in the Open Cinema category on 9 October 2019.The film produced by Ideal Entertainment and YM Movies, with entire rights were bought by Jio Studios.
A. R. Rahman who had launched his newly based production company YM Movies announced that he will be producing a script which he had written in 2011 (which marked his maiden as a scriptwriter) and will also compose the film’s music. It is touted to be a young sensual story based on love, art and self-discovery, and will feature international and local talents.
A.R. Rahman decided to team up with Sunil Lulla of Eros International to co-produce the film, with Rahman stating that “It is a 16-year relation with Eros and this time it’s extending the role a bit more”. Despite Eros acquired some of Rahman’s films including Kochadaiiyaan and Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, the producers opted out of the project due to financial constraints.
Rahman had planned to sign in advertisement filmmaker and Scribe band vocalist Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy on board to direct his first feature film. Vishwesh who is known for directing the teleseries Bring on the Night and The Dewarist had also expressed his interest in making a feature film, for which he left the musical band.It was confirmed that the plot would be musically-laden but won’t be a biopic . It will represent a journey of a struggling singer, with the problems faced in his quest to be a successful composer.
99 Songs Movie Cast
- Ehan Bhat as Jay
- Edilsy Vargas as Sophie
- Tenzin Dalha
- Aditya Seal
- Lisa Ray
- Manisha Koirala
- Thomson Andrews
- Ranjit Barot
- Rahul Ram
- Remo Fernandes
- Ashwath Bhatt
- Kurush Deboo
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99 Songs Movie Credit
- Directed by : Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy
- Produced by : A. R. Rahman
- Screenplay by : Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy
- Written by : A. R. Rahman | Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy
- Music by : A. R. Rahman
99 Songs Movie Release Date
16 April 2021
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99 Songs is a Bollywood musical romantic, directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, & co-written & produced by A. R. Rahman, who thus makes his debut in both roles.