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Stranger Things 4: Ilaiyaraaja lends an Indian twist to the theme song from the Netflix series

The popular web series, which stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown, will also be available to stream in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi

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Last Updated: 08.53 AM, May 25, 2022

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Stranger Things 4: Ilaiyaraaja lends an Indian twist to the theme song from the Netflix series
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Fans who have been anxiously awaiting the release of season 4 of Netflix’s hugely popular series Stranger Things were in store for another surprise, with none other than maestro Ilaiyaraaja lending an Indian twist to the iconic theme song.

The 80s pop synth that have reverberated with each episode of the thrilling sci-fi series since it premiered on the streaming platform in 2016, now also has an Indian version that retains the same flavour of the original while also infusing it with orchestration from Indian instruments.

Netflix launched the new music video featuring visuals from Stranger Things 4, with an intro featuring almost a ‘what if’ version with an Indian cast. The video was dropped ahead of the release of season 4, which will begin streaming on the platform from May 27. Viewers will also be able watch the series in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Ilaiyaraaja’s version of the theme song is also embedded with his signature influence of crafting melodies across genres. The video also has the legendary composer, playing himself, battling the rift with his team through his tunes. The contrast between the two settings also works well for the video, which is what Stranger Things has been about since the series premiered.

Season 4 will have Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and the rest of the cast reprising their roles. Set six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which wreaked havoc in Hawkins, the group of friends are separated this time. To compound their problems, a new preternatural threat surfaces that need them to reunite once again and solve a mystery, which could put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

This season of the series, created by The Duffer Brothers, also has Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Quinn and Tom Wlaschiha joining the cast. The nine-episode season will release in two parts, with the first volume hitting Netflix on May 27 and Volume 2 on July 1.

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