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Saivam: Ragas and rustic tunes


What it is about…

Think Big Studios’ Saivam, produced by A.L. Azhagappan and written and directed by Vijay, explores the affectionate relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter, played by Nasser and Sara Arjun respectively. The music is composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar. The audio was released by director Gautham Vasudev Menon and received by actors Amala Paul, Suresh and Anushka.

What they say…

Director Vijay: Saivam is loosely based on an incident that took place in my life. My childhood experiences form part and parcel of the film which is set in Karaikudi, my native place. The film underlines the fact that love transcends all barriers.

Music director G. V. Prakash Kumar: I was happy to work again with director Vijay in his father’s production. For Saivam, I have used a variety of Carnatic ragas and folk tunes. A beautiful song rendered by Uthara Unnikrishnan, daughter of prominent singer Unnikrishnan, is a highlight of the album.

Music Highlights: The album has five numbers and the best is ‘Azhagu’ sung beautifully by Uthara Unnikrishnan in Kanadaa raga. There is an instrumental version of this Carnatic track by flautist Naveen Kumar which is equally mesmerising. The folksy ‘Kokkara Kozhi,’ sung by Chinna Ponnu, Gana Bala, Asvith, Harish and Aishwarya, which introduces rustic sounds such as the crowing of a rooster, is highly enjoyable. ‘Ore Oru Ooril’ in the haunting voice of Haricharan is sure to be liked by the listeners. ‘Moments of life’ is another instrumental track where the string instruments (the violins) make a great impact.

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Printable version | Oct 21, 2021 12:14:21 PM |

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