Appreciating ‘Mohenjo Daro’ director Ashutosh Gowariker’s music sense, legendary music director A.R. Rahman on Wednesday said that it is a pleasure to work with him as he picks up the right tunes, right lyrics and then picturises that with passion.
He said the ‘Mohenjo Daro’ director’s interesting sensibility in picking up right musical tunes and lyrics is what leads to iconic songs in his films. This is the fourth time music composer AR Rahman is teaming up with filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker. The duo had earlier teamed up in ‘Lagaan’, ‘Swades’ and ‘Jodhaa Akbar’.
Rahman told a news daily: “Ashutosh Gowariker has got a lot of very interesting musical sensibilities and he loves the process of creating music. So with him, he picks up the right tunes, he picks up the right lyrics and picturises them with so much of passion. So it’s always a pleasure working with Ashutosh. Some of the iconic songs I have done are in his movies. ‘Yeh Jo Des’ or ‘Khwaja Mere Khwaja’ and from ‘Lagaan’ songs like ‘Chale Chalo’ and ‘Mitwa’.”
At an event for music platform Qyuki, Rahman said, “‘Mohenjo Daro’ is looking great, Hrithik (Roshan) is looking very nice. I wish the whole team great success.”
Listen to the complete songs of ‘Mohenjo Daro’:
Alongside composing music for Hollywood, Bollywood and South Indian films, Rahman recently composed music for Brazilian footballer Pele’s biopic and previously composed music for an Iranian film too.
About having composed diverse tunes, Rahman said: “Music is universal for me. I always keep saying, I know it is cliche, but I believe in it from my heart.”
He added, “And that’s one of the reasons I really pick up Brazilian or Iranian or Arabic or Chinese movies… no barriers, you have to respect the culture, delve into it and go deep into it.”
About the earlier days of his career, he said, “I think I was very lucky. When I did ads, I wished whenever 10 of my ads come on national network, I’ll quit ads. And one fine day, 10 ads came on national network, I said, ‘Oh, I had to quit, what am I going to do’ and next day Mani Ratnam came into my life. So if whatever you wish is a genuine wish, I think it comes true.”
As always, his composition for Mohenjo Daro is also an ear soothing experience. He will also be composing music for the upcoming projects, “99 Songs”, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” and “Ok Jaanu”.