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News |  12 Dec 2016 19:19 |  By RnMTeam

AR Rahman and Shaad Ali team up once again after 'Saathiya'

MUMBAI: In 2002, Mani Ratnam produced a movie that collected six awards at Filmfare Awards and grossed 18 crore rupees at the Box Office for Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherjee starrer ‘Saathiya’. One of the major factors for the same, as the case with almost every movie he associates to, is music composer AR Rahman’s soundtrack. And the upcoming Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor starrer romantic drama movie 'Ok Jaanu' will feature the hit Jodi of director Shaad Ali and musician AR Rahman, for the first time since the 2002 released romantic drama.

The music of ‘Saathiya’ gained critical and commercial recognition with Rahman grabbing ‘Best Music Director’ for the nine-song soundtrack. The upcoming Dharma Productions’ movie ‘Ok Jaanu’ will be another official remake of a Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film ‘Ok Kanmani’. Similar to the current scenario, Mani Ratnam’s ‘Saathiya’ was also an official remake of a Tamil film, titled ‘Alaipayuthey’, with Rahman helming the music for the original and the remake. Rahman has re-used most of the compositions from the Tamil original, however the music director has composed three originals for the Hindi remake.

Earlier this month, reported about rapper Badshah and promising musician Tanishk Bagchi recreating the Rahman hit – Humma Humma - from 1995 released ‘Bombay’ for the movie. Read here.

Grammy and Academy award winning lyricist Gulzar has penned the lyrics and co-written the dialogues for ‘Ok Jaanu’.

Here is the trailer featuring the two actors and Rahman’s music with his vocals -

Can we expect another ‘Best Music’ recognition from Filmfare for Rahman? Would the Jodi of Shaad Ali and AR Rahman recreate the Saathiya wonder for Bollywood fans all over the world?