Glitch music used in Kamal Haasan’s 'Thoonga Vanam'

Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film, Thoonga Vanam, features this genre in its score.

October 07, 2015 04:22 pm | Updated 07:14 pm IST

A promotional image from 'Thoonga Vanam'

A promotional image from 'Thoonga Vanam'

Rap, pop, hip-hop, dubstep and R&B… Tamil film music has seen it all. And now, it will experience a genre called ‘glitch music’, in Kamal Haasan’s Thoonga Vanam .

The music for the thriller, which has just a single song, has been composed by Ghibran, now a Kamal Haasan-regular with films like Uttama Villain and Papanasam under his belt. “When we started composing, I had the hangover of working in his two previous films,” revealed the music composer at the audio launch of the film held at Sathyam Cinemas on Wednesday. “Kamal sir wanted it to sound different, and suggested a genre called ‘glitch music’ {which he’d learnt from his daughter Shruti}. I was hesitant to try it out, because generally, the mix for such a song might not be good. But he was persistent — he told us that all the global trends in the music scene, be it metal or glitch music, should reflect in the songs made here as well.”

The new trailer of the film, which was also launched on the occasion, showcases a different facet of the actor — as a father desperate to ensure his son’s safety. Thoonga Vanam , which marks the directorial debut of Rajesh M. Selva, features an ensemble cast including Prakash Raj, Kishore, Sampath, Yugi Sethu, Trisha and Madhu Shalini, and is said to be the remake of the French film Sleepless Night .

The project, which has been shot in both Tamil and Telugu, is slated for a Deepavali release. “It is like shooting two different films,” said Kamal Haasan. “Just because we have a car crash, we cannot use the same visuals we shot for the Tamil film in the Telugu version. Obviously, the number plates need to be different. We shot for 60 days to complete both versions.”

That was possible, he added, because of the planning and preparation before heading for the shoot. “My belief is that if you plan things out, you do not need to stretch the shoot,” he said, adding that he shot for two versions of his 1981-flick Raja Paarvai in 55 days.

Known to take an unconventional approach to things, Kamal Haasan decided to do away with the conventional way of releasing a song and chose to directly launch it online. The audio launch, which was attended by many film personalities, was also telecast live on the Internet and in 25 theatres across Tamil Nadu.

Watch the trailer here:

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