Musical prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram to compose for Mohanlal’s Barroz
As we already know, Mohanlal is set to turn a director with an ambitious 3D film, titled ‘Barroz’. The movie has been planned to start rolling from October, so pre-production works have already commenced. Interestingly, child prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram will be composing for the movie. The 13-year-old has already landed in Kochi to start works for the movie.
Lydian, who is a Tamilian by birth, is a student of AR Rahman’s academy. He shot to fame when he recently won the CBS talent show ‘The World’s Best’ where he received a million dollar prize money. He played the classical piece ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ in not just the regular speed but in much faster variations as well which left both the judges and the audiences stunned.
The extraordinarily talented Lydian played the composition at 325 beats per minute which is almost double the speed of a normal pianist. It will be interesting to see what kind of music he produces for ‘Barroz’. Since it is a film primarily targeted at the kids and fantasy lovers, 13-year-old Lydian is a perfect choice. Besides ‘Barroz’, he is also in talks for a few projects in Bollywood, Hollywood and is also collaborating with AR Rahman.
‘Barroz’ scripted by Jijo Punnoose is based on a mythical story set in the Portuguese backdrop. It is fascinating story about an innocent ghost named Barroz. Besides wielding the megaphone, Mohanlal is also playing the titular character. Barroz is said to be a mythical figure who was the gaurdian of Vasco da Gama’s valuable treasures for 400 years.
Ace cinematographer KU Mohanan will be handling the camera for this 3D film. The makers are planning to shoot in exotic locations in Goa, Portugal and several other foreign countries. The movie is being produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.