While the film's songs quickly move up the charts, the background music still needs to be fully completed. Holed away from public eye in his studio in Chennai, Rahman has been burning the midnight oil trying to get the music in place. On Thursday night, Rakeysh flew to Chennai once more for portions of the background music.
But will the film now be able to release as schedule on Feb 20? There seemed to be no sign of panic in Rakeysh's attitude. "As far as I'm concerned we're on. The background score is nearly done. I'm flying down with one reel that needs looking into. And the mixing is now on. When it's Rahman, you know the pace and by now you're used to it. And look at the songs. The connect that they've found with listeners is amazing. T-Series is not able to keep with the supply order. I personally feel the background score is shaping up even better. In fact we plan to release a separate album of the background."
But with a huge release planned for Feb 20, Rahman's genius is really cutting it close. And not every filmmaker would be as patient and enamoured of Rahman's genius as Rakeysh Mehra.