Three waves and a crown: AR Rahman shares video of Mani Ratnam explaining his Ponniyin Selvan vision
In the video, we see ace director Mani Ratnam explain to the music team how he wants the score to sound for a particular scene
At the dead of Wednesday night, or as AR Rahman would call it, the creativity crescendo time, the composer shared a video surprise on his Instagram account.
In the video, we see ace director Mani Ratnam explain to the music team how he wants the score to sound for a particular scene.
In the background of the video, we see a set of tablas, a huge drum set, two other percussion instruments, clearly indicating the 'epic' nature of this adaptation of Kalki's iconic novel, Ponniyin Selvan. Composer-percussionist Drums Sivamani, and two other crew members were listening in rapt attention as Mani Ratnam said, "This big a sound that is rising and coming up, and just as it sits there the emperor, and the Ponniyin Selvan, both of them are coming in. That is when the second wave of rising comes in, and then it reaches the big point. The third wave comes in when the crown is brought and about to be...and when it reaches its peak... Ponniyin Selvan puts..."
AR Rahman, who is not seen in the video, captioned the post as 'PS PS PS briefing from the Master'
Here's the video
The film, which is expected to hit the screens next Summer, is one of the most-anticipated Indian multi-starrers and features the likes of Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha, Karthi, Jayaram, Parthiban, Sarath Kumar, and Sobhita Dhulipala.
The filming of the first part of this duology was recently wrapped up. Ponniyin Selvan was shot across India and the final schedules of the film were shot in Madhya Pradesh, Hyderabad and Pollachi.
Written by Mani Ratnam, Jeyamohan and Kumaravel, the music and background score of Ponniyin Selvan is by AR Rahman, who has collaborated with Elango Krishnan, Kabilan, Siva Ananth and Krithika Nelson for the lyrics.