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News |  16 May 2019 20:58 |  By RnMTeam

I wanted music to play a character: A R Rahman

MUMBAI: We have heard the rich music composed by A R Rahman for over years now and aren’t ever tired of it. However, the maestro seems bored, which led to him directing the one-of-its-kind virtual reality movie, Le Musk. On the first day of the prestigious 60th Cannes Festival, the making of Le Musk was unveiled in Rahman’s presence, who shared his thoughts on the musical experience.

On being asked, how the idea of this film struck him, A R Rahman said, “I have been playing, composing for movies, jingles and so many other things since 1981. And with so much music, awards and many other things, there was a sense of boredom that sunk in.”

 Continuing further, he said, “Once, my wife, who is very fond of perfumes, suggested me, ‘why don’t you think of making a movie on scent.’ During the same time, I met Danny Boyle’s daughter, Grace, who owns the company called The Feelies, which is specialized in technology support for multisensory concepts. She said this concept can be done. I had access to the world-class directors, editors and cinematographers owing to my visit to Academy Awards, Grammy’s regularly. So, I thought of taking the making of the movie ahead.”

Elaborating more on the film, which is the first ‘multi-sensory movie’, Rahman said, “Music does play an important part in Le Musk, however, the most unique part is the ‘scent’. Scents or smells have the ability to take us back to the past with which, it is associated.”

The main character of this movie, Jullien played by Nora Arnezeder, is a musician and heiress, who has a strong connection with Musk scent. A mysterious incident happens in her life that leads the movie to its climax.

Speaking about the music of the film, Rahman said, “I wanted music to play a character.”

Rahman thanked his entire team, who has relentlessly worked on the movie with great passion.

 Le Musk is collaboration between PVR and YM Movies - Rahman’s very own production house. Apart from Nora, the movie also stars Guy Burnet, Munirih Grace and Mariam Zohrabyan. Shot across scenic Italy, the film should ‘be watched to be felt’, according to Rahman.  Costing a whopping production amount of about $5 million, Le Musk is set to release in USA, Europe and India by the end of this year.