MUMBAI: A.R. Rahman makes his first foray into composing music for an American comedy feature film with Universal Pictures’ forthcoming romantic comedy, Couples Retreat. The soundtrack will be released via Saregama India digitally and in all retail outlets nationwide on 30 November.
For Couples Retreat, Rahman has conjured up the sounds of a tropical island oasis fusing the laid-back rhythms of island music. Rahman created a score that complements the film’s light-hearted tone with a hint of his signature Indian sound.
"There are so many musical avenues to be explored. I’ve wanted to try new things and for a long time and had hoped to have the opportunity to venture into American comedy. This film presented a lot of creative challenges and was deeply rewarding to be a part of ," says Rahman.
Couples Retreat is directed by Peter Billingsley and stars Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Faizon Love.