Rahman’s music for ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ remake

The fans of A R Rahman are in for a treat as the maestro is all set to compose the music for the Hindi remake of ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. Produced by Fox Star Studios, the Hindi adaptation of the 2014 hit Hollywood film will mark the directorial debut of well-known casting director Mukesh Chhabra. While actor Sushant Singh Rajput has come on board to play the male lead, the heroine of the film is yet to be finalized.

The musical romance is based on John Green’s novel of the same name and is a rage among young readers. The emotional saga tells the story of a teenage cancer patient and her relationship with a young cancer survivor. According to Rahman, it was the emotional core of the story that appealed to him and he can’t wait to weave music into its narrative.

The Mozart of Madras is not new to prestigious international projects and had earlier teamed up with director Danny Boyle for the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. He has also composed music for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Bombay Dreams that created ripples at the West End and Broadway. The haunting theme of Rahman’s Bombay was part of the background score of the 2005 Hollywood film Lord of War. Among his latest international projects is Iranian director Majid Majidi’s upcoming film Beyond the Clouds.

Music played a pivotal part in The Fault In Our Stars and helped to bind the narrative of this sensitive love story. The original soundtrack featured hits like ‘All of the Stars’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘All I Want’ by Kodaline, ‘Boom Clap’ by Charli XCX and ‘Not About Angels’ by Birdy. For the remake can we really count on anyone but Rahman to create soul-stirring melodies for the Indian version of the love drama?