Ilaiyaraaja teams up with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra for ‘Music School’, screened at TIFF
Southern music stalwart R. Gnanathesikan, popularly known as Ilaiyaraaja, was recently in Budapest to record background music for his next with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. The music ace gave the finishing touches to his fellow man’s music Music school.
For those who don’t know, the upcoming film features 11 songs, three of which are from the Oscar-winning film, The sound of music. The upcoming film stars Sharman Joshi and Shriya Saran and explains how the school system does not allow enough time for children to pursue arts and hobbies.
Ilaiyaraaja collaborates with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra
The writer and director of Music school, Papa Rao Biyyala told Tech Live that the team had secured the rights to the songs Do Re Mi, I am 16 Going on 17 and So Long Farewell to the popular Oscar-winning Hollywood film to be used in the film. The three songs mentioned above were orchestrated by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before the filming of the film.
Composer and director Biyyala therefore found it appropriate to collaborate with an orchestra of similar stature, such as the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, to score the rest of the film’s music. The Hindi-Telugu bilingual film is produced by Hyderabad-based Yamini Films and also stars Shaan, Prakash Raj, Suhasini Mulay, Benjamin Gilani, Gracy Goswami and Ozu Barua. Kiran Deohans is the director of photography.
The recording of the background score took place at Tom-Tom Studio in Budapest and Laszlo Kovacs conducted the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. It is important to note that Music school will be screened September 12 and 18 in the industry/market section of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Film critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared a bunch of photos from the recording session while giving insight into the preparations and hard work that went into creating a score. spectacular background that is sure to leave viewers glued.
Meanwhile, it seems that upon arriving in India, Ilaiyaraaja met another music stalwart, AR Rahman. The music director and Oscar-winning singer shared a video of his last encounter on Instagram while expressing his happiness. We come back from different continents..but the destination is always #tamilnadu @ilayaraja_official from #budapest @arrahman from #Usa #canada.”