AR Rahman’s first directorial movie “Le Musk” premiering at Cannes, calls it great honour to be at festival

Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is giving rise to a splash at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The composer is very thrilled about the fact that he got a chance to uncover his directorial debut Le Musk to the world at such a prestigious occasion.

Le Musk is a virtual-reality movie, which was a passion project for Rahman for five years. The movie was made with the help of many technicians from around the globe. Rahman extrapolated a story idea that was tuned to him by his wife Saira Banu. He later formulated a 36-minute film about a girl who wants to locate the men who orphaned her when she was young. And 20 years later, that girl helped by the singular memory of the scent of those men, sets out to find them.

“It’s a great honour. Le Musk is premiering at Cannes XR. It’s a project of love and we are all excited,” Rahman revealed to ANI at Cannes.
Rahman’s Le Musk is made to give an immersive experience including aroma and motion. Rahman has posted the pictures from Cannes XR, where his movie was premiered at the specially designed seats with VR goggles.

“My amazing #Lemusk army ..really grateful to my faithful team ,who believed in my vision and gave their precious time to work on this project! @Festival_Cannes #AnandKishore @srghvn @hashimzainn @KDoucette10 #Cannes2022 (sic),” Rahman tweeted after the premiere of Le Musk.

Rahman also stepped the red carpet as part of an Indian delegation led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur. Grammy-winning composer Ricky Kej, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, and actors R Madhavan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Pooja Hegde among others were part of the board.

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Rahman has also disclosed that he’s already serving on his next VR movie named Confessions.

“Now this [“Le Musk”] is finished and we’re happy about it, we just want to do something which is much more simpler, but more deeper in emotion. A script is 60% ready,” Rahman instructed Variety.