13 Apr, 2009
The composer has now tied up with Japanese music composer Joe Hisaishi for the music of their forthcoming Indo-Japanese venture. Our source said, “Rahman, Bharat Bala (director) and some people from Disney (who are producing the film) met Joe Hisaishi in Tokyo on April 6 to discuss the film. Apart from Kamal Haasan and Asin, the film also stars the Japanese actor Tadanobo Asano (Mongol, Wind Up Type, Last Life In The Universe) in a film which will trace the origin of the martial art in India.”
According to our source the film deals with Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala.
The source added, “Kamal was very keen to work with a Japanese actor after he met Jackie Chan during the music release of Dasavtaram. This is a $ 50 million project by Bharat Bala who will also be directing the film. Research work on the martial art form is currently on. The film will show that martial arts originated from India and not from Japan, as the myth around the world is.” Bharat Bala and Rahman are in Tokyo and remained unavailable for comment.
ABOUT JOE HISAISHI
Mamoru Fujisawa, professionally known as Joe Hisaishi, is a composer and director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi’s music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical.