After 25 years, the Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman will be returning to the Malayalam film industry.
He will be scoring music for the Prithviraj starrer Aadujeevitham. The last time he composed tunes for the Malayalam film was Yodha which had Mohanlal in the lead role. The Academy Award winner confirmed during an event in Dubai that it will be for the Prithviraj starrer.
While he had confirmed that he would be scoring music for Aadujeevitham, he also has a couple of Tamil movies to compose for. One is the Siva Karthikeyan starrer and the other is the Vijay starrer which is being directed by AR Murugadoss.
Aadujeevitham is based on Benyaminâ€™s novel of the same title and will be directed by Blessy. In the movie, Prithviraj Sukumaran plays Najeeb Muhammad, an Indian abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia forced to herd goats in tough weather conditions in the deserts over there.
AR Rahman began his career in 1992 with the Mani Ratnam directorial Roja. The film went on to win him the National Award for Best Music Director. The same year he scored music for Yodha, his one and only Malayalam movie till date.
There is also buzz that he may go on to score music for the Mohanlal starrer Randamoozham, which is touted to be the highest budget movie ever to be made in the history of Indian cinema. According to reports, the film will be made on a budget of Rs. 1000 crores and will be released in two parts.
The pre-production of Aadujeevitham has begun and it is expected to hit the silver screens early next year.