The trailer of 99 Songs is out. Produced by Mozart of Madras, AR Rahman, 99 Songs marks the beginning of his main actors – Ehan Bhatt and Edilsy Vargas. The film was written and directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy.
The images of 99 Songs are very interesting, also thanks to their attractive main set. Manisha Koirala makes a great appearance on the promo. So far, 99 Songs seems like a very funny musical. Camera work and visual effects are solid. But the story seems a bit off-putting – the story of a young artist who falls, rises and seems to finally find his freedom in ‘musical magic.’
The music, of course, feels very good, and with AR Rahman scoring it, that’s no surprise. What is to be seen is if the magic promised in the trailer changes itself effectively on the screen.
Speaking of 99 songs, AR Rahman said in a statement, “As part of my production company, YM Movies, I am delighted to be collaborating with Jio Studios to bring this epic film together. ’99 Songs’ is about one man’s struggle against the old world and the new world. And music is the antidote. I am delighted to introduce film director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and a talented team with Ehan Bhatt and Edilsy Vargas. It was a great experience working with images such as Manisha Koirala and Lisa Ray, and the musical legends of Ranjit Barot and Rahul Ram. ”
The synopsis of 99 Songs reads, “The film follows the journey of a young man named Jay and is surrounded by his two great loves: music and his girlfriend Sophie.”
99 songs will be released in theaters on April 16th.