A R Rahman and Nayla Al Khaja team up for Emirati thriller set in Ras Al Khaimah

Pathbreaking Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja is teaming up with Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman for her forthcoming feature, the mystery thriller Baab, set in Ras Al Khaimah.

Rahman, who earned global fame for his work on the soundtrack of Slumdog Millionaire, will score the music for Khaja's film, scheduled to begin shooting in March 2023.

The film, co-written by Al Khaja and writer Masoud Amralla Al Ali, follows Wahida, who is haunted by the mysterious death of her twin sister. The discovery of hidden cassette tapes then leads her on a relentless pursuit to find answers and deal with her own grief.

The northern Emirate will provide the film's dramatic backdrop and will cast indigenous people from Ras Al Khaimah, Al Khaja said.

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