Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Exclusive: Mani Ratnam and Rahman are all set to recreate magic with Raavan.
Jimi Hendrix once said, "Music is a safe kind of high". Well then, you're just two days away before you get high. So be prepared for an overdose of musical madness. Thanks to Mani Ratnam and A.R. Rahman, who've weaved their magic in Raavan. As we are just one day away from the music launch of the year for the 2010's most awaited film, there has been a latest development in the music front. Sources say that Asha Bhonsle has recently recorded a song for Mani's Raavan for the Tamil version. We also hear that for one of his tracks called 'Kata Kata' which is sung by Ila Arun, Sapna Awasthi and Kunal Ganjawala in the Hindi version of the film, the maverick director shot this big budget song with 500 dancers in Jhansi along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya, which took four days to wrap up.
And if you liked Abhishek Bachchan in and as Raavan in the 30 second trailer and the first look, think again! In the tamil version's Raavan, Vikram will also take you by surprise (see the pic). In almost the same identical look and make up which Abhishek dons in the Hindi version, this is Vikram at his best. This is Vikram's biggest roles in his longstanding career and his stellar acting skills are the much talked about in tinseltown, as he apparently shines alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the hero and the villain in this bi-lingual film. Prithviraj will play the antagonist in the Tamil version of Raavan.
But if there is one thing which makes Raavan unique, (besides acting) is its music. A.R. Rahman is back with the vengeance and is all set to give his best work ever as per the sources. He has done it in the past for Mani Ratnam in Dil Se and Bombay but in Raavan, he is going to be one notch higher. We guess he also heard Jimi Hendrix well.
The Hindi and Tamil track list features the best of the best in Indian music - A.R. Rahman himself, Asha Bhonsle, Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Reena Bhardwaj, Rashid Ali, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Naresh Iyer, Shreya Ghoshal, Karthik, Malgudi Subha, Ila Arun, Kunal Ganjawala, Sapna Awasthi and Sonu Niigaam.
It's definitely going to be a sound evening or is it?
Below is the Tamil track list of Raavan:
'Veera Veera' by A.R. Rahman and Kailash Kher
'Kata Kata' by Ila Arun, Malgudi Subha, Sonu Niigaam
'Kaadhale' by Shreya Ghoshal
'Madhuvanam' by Asha Bhonsle and Chitra Sivaram
'Moozhgi Vidaya' by Karthik
'Aaruyir Nenje' by Mahalaxmi Iyer and Rashid Ali
Below is the Hindi track list of Raavan:
'Beera Beera' by Vijay Prakash and Mustafa.
'Behene De' by Karthik
'Thok de Killi' by Sukhwinder Singh and Am'nico,
'Ranjha Ranjha' by Rekha Bharadwaj and Javed Ali
'Khilli Re' by Reena Bharadwaj.
'Kata Kata' by Ila arun, Sapna Awasthi and Kunal Ganjawala