With the upcoming 99 Songs on April 16th, two-time Academy Award-winning music composer A.R. Rahman will be donning on a new hat as writer/producer for a film. However, not many know about the inspiration behind the spark that lit the maestro to transition to filmmaker. It was Rahman’s long-time collaborator Mani Ratnam who taught him that filmmaking isn’t really different from composing a melody and this was the lesson, that led him to think on creating in a different art form Anand eventually to develop the script for 99 Songs. “Mani sir once said to me that making a movie