To compose the music and BGM for the horror thriller Ezra, music director Sushin Shyam watched a lot of horror films, his favourite genre. He didn’t watch them to get scared, but to get a grasp of the interplay between sounds and silence that is the crux of a horror film.
“I understood that the interludes of silences matter a lot, as anticipation builds and then the music that follows has to play it up further.”
“I always wanted to work on this genre, and finally when I got a call, I was very excited,” said the composer.
The hauntigly beautiful number ‘Thambiran’ from the film is an adapted poem (rewritten by Anwar Ali).
The complete video of the song has been released online, and it has been making it to everyone’s playlist for bringing togther the charm of folklore and a feel of the sinister.
“When I was asked to compose the tune for this poem, the first emotion to wash over me was of a brooding nature. It was a love, dark and forlorn, from many decades ago,” explained Sushin.
“I worked on the song when I was in Chennai and asked my friend and singer Vipin Raveendran to sing it. He was able to capture a tint of old worldiness in the song that was sung by a Jewish character in the film,” Sushin said.
The secong song, ‘Irulu Neelum Raave’ has a range of expressions as well; the song talks of fear intruding happiness. “It was a last minute track that’s also in tune with the theme of the film.”