Makers of Music School acquire rights of three songs from The Sound of Music
Music School stars Shriya Saran, Sharman Joshi and Prakash Raj in the lead roles
The rights of three songs from the iconic American musical drama The Sound of Music, have been acquired by the makers of the upcoming Indian film Music School. The makers have obtained the rights of Do Re Mi, So Long Farewell and Sixteen Going on Seventeen.
Music School stars Shriya Saran, Sharman Joshi and Prakash Raj in the lead roles, in addition to debutant Ozu Barua and Gracy Goswamy in key roles. Benjamin Gilani, Suhasini Mulay, Mona Ambeognkar, Leela Samson, Bugs Bhargava, Vinay Varma, Sreekanth Iyengar, Vaquar Sheikh and Phani are also part of the cast.
The upcoming film has music scored by Ilaiyaraaja, who has recreated the songs along with London Philharmonic Orchestra, by adapting to Indian sensibilities.
The Sound of Music was directed by Robert Wise, and features Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film won five Oscars and had two live television adaptations. Meanwhile, Music School is helmed by
Indian civil service officer-turned filmmaker Paparao Biyyala. It focuses on the academic pressure put on young students from society and their family. Music School will feature 11 songs.
It is backed by Yamini Films, and shot in the Hindi and Telugu. The film will release on May 12.