Oscar-winner Gulzar to pen lyrics for a Malayalam movie
If reports are to be believed, master director Kamal’s next venture Aami, starring Manju Warrier in the lead role, will have two songs penned by Oscar winning Indian lyricist Gulzar. Taufiq Qureshi will compose these two songs. Taufiq Qureshi is the elder brother of renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. Reportedly, popular Bollywood singer Javed Ali will sing one of those songs. This will be the second time Gulzar is penning songs for a Malayalam movie. Earlier, he had penned lyrics for the 1983 Malayalam movie Manju directed by legendary writer M T Vasudevan Nair.
Aami will also have songs penned by Rafiq Ahmed and composed by M. Jayachandran. Manju Warrier is playing the titular role of Aami in the movie, which is based on the life of renowned Malayalam writer Kamala Suraiyya. The filming of the movie is progressing at Punnayoorkulam in Thrissur.