Bhagyaraj - Nakalu Maadabedi directed by Deepak Madhuvanahalli introduces actor Yogi’s brother Mahesh Siddaraju to tinsel town along with Jhanvi Kamath in the female lead. The makers who have completed the shoot are now at the re-recording stages and have also just released their first promotional teaser. Anoop Seelin the music director of the film had made a teaser song that talks about the film and introduces the audience to the characters. “The music for this song is in keeping with the film’s genre which is that of a thriller. Parts of the song will appear in different parts of the film and the entire footage will be shown during the end credits,” says Anoop, who was glad to have composed music for this edgy film. “I have done fourteen films so far, most of them with debut directors, and this is the first time I have composed music for a thriller. The main reason behind this song is the interesting concept developed by the director,” he says.
While Anoop and team faced quite a challenge in implementing this late 90s-early 2000’s song with its rock theme set against a village backdrop, they managed to pull it off quite well. “The song is a seamless fit in the film and it was only possible to put it together because of the team work from the cinematographer, editor and director. Another plus point was also V Manohar’s lyrics which were suited to the theme. To our advantage, debut actor Mahesh is a complete natural and the music was tailormade to his acting style.
Interestingly, this song also features the musicians who were part of it. “Vaarijashree Venugopal is the singer with Manjunath on the drums, Raviraj on the keyboards and Alwyn Dominic Fernandes on guitar. Usually, these musicians are in the background and the
director wanted to change this and bring them in front of the camera,” he says.
With a total of four songs in the film, Anoop has brought in variety and different styles in each song. “We have included a janapada (folk) tune, one song is in the pure Kollegal language and two other songs matches our native context,” he says.