I do believe that you all remember Mani Ratnam’s superhit movie “Guru”. Ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon captured some really beautiful moments between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan in that movie. It still is one of my favorite movies, till date.
Rajiv Menon is now all set to direct a new movie, with Aishwarys Rai and Abhishek as it’s leading stars. So we all get to see the couple once again in a bollywood flick. That would really be a treat for many. This movie has been titled “Dhun“. Rajiv in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama already confirmed as he said “Yes…Abhishek and Aishwarya are starring in my next directorial venture titled Dhun. It’s a film where music plays a very important role. The film goes on floors sometime in June this year.” So that’s it. June 2009, hot weather, grab some soft drinks, some popcorns and a seat in your nearby movie hall and watch “Dhun”. That’s one of the better ways to beat the heat ;)
However, the movie already went into some questioning by media as the rumors began that “Dhun” is pretty similar to Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Abhimaan“. I hope you all remember watching it. The storyline looks pretty much same as on now. But Rajiv Menon has already cleared that there is no similarity except the fact that the characters in his film also play musicians. Even Abhishek Bachchan supported his clarification on the fact that “Dhun” has nothing to do with “Abhimaan”. So that rumor should end now.
The film is coming from the production house of Eros International. But what interests me more is that the music will be provided by none other than the Oscar winner A.R. Rahman. Some people might be questioning if A.R. Rahman can recreate the magic in his music that we all heard and appreciated in “Guru”. I bet he can. He is an Oscar winner. And he is king of music. He surely will provide even better music for “Dhun”. Just can’t wait for the music release of the movie Dhun. :)
Honestly, i am really looking forward to the movie already. I just hope the movie has something good to offer to it’s audience. Specially after success of “Guru”, people might have high expectations from the movie and from the best couple in bollywood, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan. Would love to see them on screen, once again!