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AR Rahman, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Silambarasan to Reunite for their 3rd Film

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AR Rahman, the renowned music composer, will compose music for an upcoming Tamil film that will be helmed by filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon starring Silambarasan, Menon announced on social media on Wednesday.

The untitled project will mark the third collaboration of the trio, who have previously worked in the Tamil romantic film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa in 2010 and romantic action film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada in 2016. Menon and Silambarasan have previously worked together on Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, a short film and epilogue of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa that released in 2020.

The project will be backed by producer Ishari K Ganesh, under the banner of Vels Film International. The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be announced.

When Silverscreen India contacted Menon last week, he said that it was “too early” to reveal any details of the project.

Menon is also working on two other projects for Vels Film International- the upcoming Tamil action thriller film Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha and Tamil romantic anthology Kutti Love Story, that is set to release theatrically on February 12.

Speaking to Silverscreen India about the upcoming untitled film, Vels Film International’s accountant Jyothi said, “So far, we have booked only the hero and music composer. We have not fixed anything else. We have a film going on with GVM sir [Menon] called Joshua [Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha] which is planned to be wrapped up by this weekend. We also have another film called Kutti Love Story that will release next week. After that, we will begin the post-production work of Joshua, following which GVM sir will concentrate on this project.”

Earlier, Jyothi had told Silverscreen India that the team had planned to commence the shooting of the Silambarasan-starrer film by end of February or the first week of March.

Meanwhile, Rahman, who was recently appointed by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts as the BAFTA Breakthrough India 2020-2021 ambassador, unveiled Maajja, an initiative that provides a platform for independent musicians to release and distribute their music without retaining the rights of their creative output.

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