A R Rahman to score music for Vikram-Ajay Gnanamuthu film

A R Rahman has agreed to compose music for Chiyaan Vikram’s big-budget action thriller to be directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Imaikaa Nodigal fame.  

To be produced by Lalith’s 7 Screen Studios and Viacom 18, the film, tipped to be an action thriller, will go on floors in August of this year.

Arun K Viswa, creative producer of the film, says, “We are big fans of ARR sir’s music. Ajay, too, is a huge fan of Rahman. When the discussion regarding music came about, all of us unanimously said Rahman’s name.

But we were hesitant to approach him as he’s become very choosy about his projects. Also, he’s always collaborated with big names and we are a young team. We gave it a try anyway and got an opportunity to meet him.”

He adds: “He was very warm and down-to-earth. He really liked the script and took a week’s time to get back. Eventually, he okayed the project.”

Ajay Gnanamuthu, who had helmed Demonte Colony and Imaikaa Nodigal, took to Twitter to share the news.

He wrote, “Super Duper excited to have the musical genius @arrahman sir on board. Dreams do come true #ChiyaanVikram58 #ChiyaanVikram @Lalit_SevenScr @AndhareAjit @iamarunviswa @proyuvraaj @LokeshJey @sooriaruna.”

The project, which marks the third time union of Vikram and Rahman after Raavanan and I, was officially announced in May and will be currently dubbed as Chiyaan Vikram 58.