Junun is a 2015 documentary film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It documents the making of the album of the same name in Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, by the Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, English composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Indian ensemble the Rajasthan Express, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Greenwood previously composed soundtracks for several Anderson films.
Junun premièred at the 2015 New York Film Festival and was released on the MUBI film streaming service on October 9 and on iTunes on November 20, 2015. It received generally favorable reviews.
Junun is a 2015 album by the Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, the English composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, and the Indian ensemble the Rajasthan Express. It was produced by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich.
The songs were written by Ben Tzur, with Greenwood adding guitar, bass, keyboards, ondes Martenot and programming. Pitchfork described the music as incorporating " Bollywood-style brass exuberance, the devotional Qawwali music of Sufi Islam, and bowed-string instruments associated with the Manganiar community." Its lyrics are in Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu.
Junun's recording in Mehrangarah Fort in Rajasthan, India is the subject of a documentary of the same name by Paul Thomas Anderson, released in October 2015. Greenwood previously composed soundtracks for several Anderson films.