Umesh Aggarwal who has made a documentary on the musical maestro titles ‘Jai Ho’, has also won National Award for filmmaking. But, even after that the director is not able to find a distributor as yet. ‘Jai Ho’ showcases A R Rahman’s personal and prodessional journey is now headed to the Film Bazaar at NFDC. And the director is eagerly hoping to find some global distributos at the event. We have also heard that Discovery Channel is very much interested in airing the documentary on TV.
Umesh spoke to a leading daily about the documentary, Umesh Said, “We went to his school and spoke to his then principal, who has now become the Dean of the institute. Rahman was the most popular kid at cultural events. In fact, at the age of seven, he performed for Doordarshan and played four keyboards simultaneously.” In fact, Danny Boyle, Mani Ratnam and Subhash Ghai have also spoken about their friend Rahman in the film.
The documentary also shows the maestro working on he music for his ambitious project with Steven Spielberg. Capturing the genius in his Los Angeles studio was possible only after Umesh Aggarwal got permission from A R Rahman himself.
Now this is one documentary which no one cannot afford to miss. So we hope Jai Ho finds a distributor as soon as possible. Fingers crossed!