River MoonIf you are a Rahman fan, River Moon is something you should be keenly awaiting. The film, previously known in its pre-controversial days as Water, should be preceded by its soundtrack in the coming months. Even though Netaji, The Rising and Kisna (Ismail Durbar is the lead MD, Rahman is contributing a couple) will also soon evoke the curse of Pip (a.k.a "Great Expectations"), River Moon is different. That's because Rahman says it is 10/10, which is a huge thing for him to say given his levels of modesty - so he won't be kidding with the public.
The unseemly & illogical controversy a few years ago had effectively pushed the score into the cupboard without any reliable hope of it being heard. But seems like the makers always planned to make the movie elsewhere (Sri Lanka as it turned out). Wonder if the internal rumblings of the Sangh Parivar have prevented them from noticing this quiet development or they've just let it be. However, I don't care for the movie much (considering that there's John Abraham & Lisa Ray acting in it - proven models-turned-non-actors so far) - so just give us the songs.
Saying that the hype or expectations will kill this one won't do - after all he started it :-).