99 Songs is an Indian romantic musical film where A. R. Rahman has not only composed the original score and songs and also co-written and produced the film. Directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, the film is a sensual story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful Music Composer,starring Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Varghas in the lead roles. A.R.Rahman said film does not have 99 number of songs. Movie will have 14-15 tracks including Hindi, Tamil & Telugu languages.
The movie took shape in June 2015, under Y. M. Movies, A. R. Rahman had signed advertising filmmaker director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy to direct his first music-based feature film. The film was titled 99 Songs and the plot would be musically-laden, with film score by Rahman and also penned the script for the first time in his career.The film would have a love story inclined to art, passion and realizing one's true capabilities.The supporting cast will have international musicians and actors.The casting of the film has been done by casting director Mukesh Chhabra.
A. R. Rahman said he has been working on the soundtrack for 4-5 years, & soundtrack features some international artists including Zayn Malik. Lyrics for songs had been given by Navneet Virk.In a tweet Keba Jeremiah confirmed that he has played some instruments for Background Score. Randy Kerber who did some score for La La Land (film), has played some instruments for Background Score A. R. Rahman said he will going to release the Soundtrack very soon and the movie is set to release on 21 June 2019.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.