‘Headhunting To Beatboxing’: AR Rahman’s Musical Documentary Unveiled At Cannes Film Festival 2024

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‘Headhunting To Beatboxing’: AR Rahman’s Musical Documentary Unveiled At Cannes Film Festival 2024

‘Headhunting To Beatboxing’: AR Rahman’s Musical Documentary Unveiled At Cannes Film Festival 2024 (image-Instagram/arrahman)

The extraordinary musical treat of the Oscar and Grammy winner AR Rahman, Headhunting to Beatboxing, a musical documentary has been unveiled through the release of its first look and trailer, at the Bharath Pavilion, during the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Produced by Rahman himself, this feature documentary explores the journey of rhythm and sound as it traces the evolution of music across culture, tribes and generations. As this film was directed by Rohit Gupta, the event also marked the presence of the Executive Producer Abu Metha (Advisor to the Nagaland president) and Theja Meru (Chairman TaFMA, Nagaland government).

The musical genius said, “Music has the transformative power to change society, to connect and to bring meaning to the existence. Headhunting to beatboxing is a celebration of the universal rhythm that links humanity through its various expressions. We are looking forward to the start of its festival trip, and what better place that Cannes, which celebrates cinema, to make the first announcement on the picture,” as quoted by Variety.

The idea behind making of this film is Gandhi’s non-violence. Rahman, while sharing the philosophy behind it, said, “Gandhi’s non-violence was such a great statement to the world, an inspiration. And now the world is so primal and going back to killing and there is so much suffering happening. And I felt that here is a community which were violent and now they have completely moved away and now they have a minister of music. I think it looks like an amazing combination of things, an evolution, which would inspire the whole world.”

On presenting the film, director Rohit Gupta said, “After five years in the making, the journey of this film has been a transformation for me. The rich and colourful music of today, which transcend the scars of the past, genuinely blew me away as it was being created,” quoted ETV Bharat. Gupta also said that he was delighted to present his work in Nagaland music for the people to witness.

Following his previous project “99 Songs,” Headhunting to Beatboxing will be the second masterpiece of AR Rahman as a producer.