"I Was Drawn to the Indianness of Raanjhanaa" - A.R. Rahman Confesses

Ranjit Rodricks , 31 May 2013
A.R. Rahman
A.R. Rahman

Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is extremely happy to have worked on the soundtrack for Raanjhana (which stars Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush), simply because after reading the script, he found that it was rooted in Indianness and that drew him towards the film.

Says Rahman, “When director Aanand Rai narrated the script to me, I was drawn to its Indianness. Raanjhanaa has an earthy, Benares, feel to it and the music here plays a bigger role. It aims to tell a story. It has classical and folk elements that are character driven. The film has a rustic and urbane side to it which is reflected in the music.”

Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor
Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor

However, one of the musical highlights of the film is a track called Freedom, sung by Rabbi Shergill and Rahman, together. Reveals the ace music composer, Freedom is a contemporary track about the character in urbane Delhi. I’ve sung it with Rabbi Shergill” adds Rahman.

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