Posted on December 16, 2016 at 3:05 am

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OK JAANU Kicks Off the New Year on Jan 13!

Veteran filmmakers Karan Johar and Mani Ratnam join forces for the first love story of 2017 with OK JAANU which releases across North America on January 13. Oscar winner A.R. Rahman provides the music while young stars Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur headline the intriguing story.

A breezy offering of new age Indian cinema welcomes in the New Year as romantic drama, OK Jaanu, releases in cinemas on 13th January 2017, presented by Dharma Productions and Madras Talkies, distributed by Fox Star Studios.

Reflecting modern, urban India and its energy, aspirations and love stories, conveyed through the inimitable style of director Shaad Ali (Bunty Aur Babli, Saathiya), OK Jaanu revolves around a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai. The juxtaposition of career, ambitions, playfulness and emotions are brought to life onscreen through tender humour and pathos.  The film is inspired by the super hit Tamil film, OK Kadhal Kanmani, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who here lends his creative input as co-producer.

A wealth of acting talent takes ownership of the screen in OK Jaanu as new gen artists Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur join veterans Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson, respectively delivering performances that will resonate with cross-generational audiences. Academy, BAFTA, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning musical genius, A.R. Rahman, has crafted another impeccable soundtrack, including a reworking of one of contemporary Indian cinema’s most iconic anthems, Rahman’s earlier Hamma Hamma (Bombay), redelivered in the form of The Humma Song that’s already championing the airwaves.

The music video for A.R. Rahman’s first song from the film “The Humma Song” has just premiered and can be watched here:

The full trailer made its world premiere this week and can be viewed here: