Music maestro and Academy Award-winner, AR Rahman is all set to compose the music for Pippa, a war-drama helmed by Raja Krishna Menon with Ishaan Khattar, Mrunal Thakur, and Priyanshu Painyuli in lead roles.
Pippa stars Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, and Priyanshu Painyuli in key roles. The war drama is based on war veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s book, titled The Burning Chaffees. Brigadier Mehta of the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron had fought on the eastern front during the India-Pakistan battle of 1971.
The film will reportedly see Ishaan Khatter play the role of the decorated Brigadier. The title of the project has been taken from the Russian amphibious war tank called the PT-76, also popularly known as Pippa.
The official Twitter handle of Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies shared the news with the fans of the musician. They wrote, “Delighted to have the Oscar-winning Maestro @arrahman scoring the music for #Pippa (sic).”
Delighted to have the Oscar winning Maestro @arrahman scoring the music for #Pippa.#IshaanKhatter @mrunal0801 @priyanshu29 @RajaMenon @RonnieScrewvala #SiddharthRoyKapur @roykapurfilms @Malvika25 @JeewanJ0shi pic.twitter.com/ywutu8qSps
— RSVP Movies (@RSVPMovies) February 4, 2021
In a tweet, AR Rahman confessed that he was happy to be coming on board for Pippa. The maestro said, “The story of Pippa has a very human connect. It’s about every film, and I instantly related to it. I am looking forward to working with Raja Krishna Menon, Ronnie Screwvala, and Siddhartha Roy Kapur.”
Looking forward to a memorable music journey with #Pippa!#IshaanKhatter @mrunal0801 @priyanshu29 @RajaMenon @RaviRandhawa77 #TanmayMohan @RonnieScrewvala #SiddharthRoyKapur @RSVPMovies @roykapurfilms @malvika25 #BharatiKandhari #VikeshBhutani @adi_krishna1 pic.twitter.com/tqS4wOSHs7
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 4, 2021
AR Rahman has also previously collaborated with Siddhartha Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala on projects like Swades, Rang De Basanti, Johaa Akbar, and Delhi-6.
Screwvala also expressed his enthusiasm for having Rahman on board, and in a tweet, he stated that “patriotic and inspiring music has been AR Rahman’s forte”. He also said that “collaborating with him has always resulted in spectacular albums and I’m inclined to believe that his music will be the beating heart of our film”.
Delighted to have the Oscar Winning Maestro @arrahman scoring the music for #Pippa.#IshaanKhatter @mrunal0801 @priyanshu29 @RajaMenon #SiddharthRoyKapur @RSVPMovies @roykapurfilms pic.twitter.com/wvRNPPu1wU
— Ronnie Screwvala (@RonnieScrewvala) February 4, 2021
Agreeing with Ronnie Screwvala’s statement, Kapur on Twitter stated that he is hopeful for “another iconic album” with Rahman. He went on to add that his music adds depth to the narrative of any film and helps in making the storytelling all the more familiar to the viewers.
— Roy Kapur Films (@roykapurfilms) October 29, 2020