Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, who has written and co-produced the romantic-musical, 99 Songs, announced today that the film, directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, will hit the screens in June. It is a ‘young passionate love story with music as its soul. A. R Rahman was supposed to direct the film as well but opted out due to tight schedule and handed the direction to Vishwesh. 99 Songs, starring Ehan Bhat and Edilsy Vargas in the lead, is said to be a sensual story about art and self-discovery of a struggling singer who wants to be a successful music composer. The film, which is jointly produced by Rahman under his banner of YM Movies and Jio Studios, is said to have 14-15 tracks in the Hindi, Tamil and English languages.
The shooting commenced in India and the team had completed a schedule in Ukraine as well. According to sources, all the actors in the star cast, including the lead pair, have been trained at AR Rahman’s KM Music Conservatory for over a year since their roles for 99 Songs required musical expertise. Also, the lead actors have undergone special training at a leading acting school in Hollywood. The film is all set to release on June 21 worldwide.