Pippa: AR Rahman comes on board for Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur starrer

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Music maestro AR Rahman is hands down one of the most renowned and celebrated musicians in India. His talent has been appreciated on the international circuit as well, after all, he has bagged the most coveted Oscars for his music score. The gifted musician has now come on board for Raja Krishna Menon directorial Pippa. The film is a war drama starring Ishaan Khatter and Mrunal Thakur in lead roles.

Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Srewvala, who are producing Pippa, are more than happy to have Rahman on board for their passion project.

RSVP movies welcoming Rahman on board tweeted, Delighted to have the Oscar-winning maestro @arrahman scoring the music for #Pippa (sic).”

The war drama is based on war veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s book The Burning Chaffees. Revealing why he agreed to take up this film, Rahman told Variety that it was the film’s human connect that appealed to him. The music composer also said that he could easily relate to the story.

In the same report Screwvala said that Rahman is known for his patriotic and inspiring music and he also believes that his music will be the heart of Pippa.”What distinguishes the music of A.R. Rahman is that it brings so much depth and feeling to the narrative, that it always elevates the characters and the storytelling,” said Siddharth Roy Kapur.

In Pippa, Ishaan will be essaying the role of Brigadier Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron who fought on India’s eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. Priyanshu Painyuli will also be seen playing a pivotal role in Pippa.

Written by Ravinder Randhawa, Tanmay Mohan and Menon, Pippa is scheduled to hit the silver screens later this year.

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