A R Rahman composes signature tune for 17th Mumbai Film Fest

Academy Award winning music director A R Rahman has extended his support to the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival by composing a signature tune for it. This is the first time that the event will have a signature tune.

“The 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is about creating, celebrating and nurturing cinema. I am very pleased to support the festival. I hope the people of Mumbai and India come and partake in this incredible movie feast,” Rahman said in a statement.

Festival director Anupama Chopra said it was an honour for them to have the music maestro as a part of the film festival.

“Movies and music are inseparable in India. We are grateful for his generosity and support. We are also grateful to all the work put in by Vikramaditya Motwane and his team, and all the talent that made time for Jio MAMI,” Anupama said.

Rahman’s creation will be used for the promotional film that is being made. The promo video which will be directed by Vikramaditya Motwane will feature many prominent figures of filmdom including Shyam Benegal, Kiran Rao, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Kangana Ranaut and Nimrat Kaur.

The promo film will have the celebrities narrating their personal stories for their special relationship with Mumbai, the city of dreams, and with their collective passion – cinema.

The film will be played during the MAMI film festival which will be held from October 29 to November 5.