Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman, who has composed for Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’, recently spoke about the remix culture that has been making waves in the present music scene.
Over the years, Rahman has worked with the ace filmmaker on multiple projects such as ‘Roja’, ‘Thiruda Thiruda’, ‘Bombay’, ‘Iruvar’, ‘Dil Se..’, and ‘Guru’ to name a few.
In an interview with India Today, Rahman calling the remix culture ‘distorted’ said, “People say, ‘I am reimagining.’ Who are you to re-imagine? I am also very careful of taking someone else’s work. You have to be respectful and I think it is a grey area, we need to sort it out.”
The upcoming Mani Ratnam film ‘Ponniyin Selvan-1’ is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel of the same name, tells the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, who later became the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’, which features an ensemble star cast of Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Rahman and R. Parthiban, is arriving in cinemas on September 30 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. The big-budget period film will be released in multiple parts.