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News |  27 Oct 2009 17:00 |  By chiragsutar

Saregama acquires Rahman's Couples Retreat soundtrack

MUMBAI: Music label Saregama India Ltd has acquired music rights of A R Rahman's  latest Hollywood film Couples Retreat for the Indian market. Couples Retreat is Rahman's first international project after his Academy Award winning score of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire.

Saregama India vice president Atul Churamani confirmed their latest acquisition and said, "It's possibly the first Hollywood soundtrack that we have acquired. The fact that it has some fantastic piece of music and instrumentals really makes it stand out," he says.

Churamani agrees that being a soundtrack, the music of Couples Retreat is different to what the Indian listeners are used to, "But Rahman's work is transcendental - it's for everyone- not just for the English speaking audience....

The Vince Vaughn starrer romcom Couples Retreat is expected to release in India by January 2010. We plan to release the soundtrack of the film by November – two months before the film hits the theatre,... says Churamani. It is also learnt that Rahman is very keen to promote the album in India    

OST Couples Retreat is a mix of operatic instrumentals and some inspiring reggae influenced tracks  The sound track was first unveiled by Rahman through his official facebook page in October when the film was released internationally. Though the film got mixed reviews from the international audience, the music of the film was largely appreciated.

The international rights for the films soundtrack are with Relativity Music Group, LA.

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