The inimitable duo - filmmaker Mani Ratnam and music composer AR Rahman, came together on Facebook to release the trailer of their new Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidai on Thursday night. Their chat began with ARR performing a piano piece from the OST of their film, which features Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead. Mani then went down memory lane about their 25-year-old association and asked Rahman if he remembered the first track he had composed for Roja, their first venture together.
Both Rahman and Ratnam are equally men of very few words and so the exchange is sadly very brief. One wished they’d got a host who could have prompted the two greats to chat longer about their collaboration over the years.
Check out the Facebook video with Rahman and Ratnam and the trailer of Kaatru Veliyidai below: