Odiyan will take Malayalam cinema to the next level: Music director Sam CS
Odiyan, one of the most awaited Malayalam movies of the year, is currently in the post-production phase. Since the expectations are huge, the makers are investing a lot of time and money to get the best possible output. Recently, music director Sam CS got to watch the movie as part of composing the background score. Thoroughly impressed by the movie, Sam uploaded a video in his official YouTube channel expressing his delight in working in such a prestigious project.
Sam, who shot to fame with his splendid work in Vikram Vedha, is making his debut in Malayalam by composing the score for Odiyan. After watching the movie recently, Sam was all praise of director Shrikumar Menon and his team. According to him, Odiyan will take Malayalam cinema to the next level. Since the Malayalam industry is not known for investing in big budget films, Sam was spellbound by the high production values and the scale at which Odiyan was made.
Odiyan has a theme that has rarely been experimented in Indian cinema. It is a mass-fantasy entertainer with a mix of action, romance and magical realism. National award winner Harikrishnan has scripted this movie based on the life of odiyans. It is primarily about ‘odividya’, a kind of black magic. People who practice it are called ‘odiyans’. Odiyans lived in mediveal Kerala and this movie is set in three different timelines from pre-electricty days in the 1950s to 2000.
Sam CS signed Odiyan as he was intrigued by the subject and the fact that he could make his Malayalam debut with such a huge project. For the background score, he has used many ancient ethnic Kerala musical instruments including a 6-feet-long bamboo instrument to compose a single piece. Interestingly, there was only woman who could play it and she was brought in to set tunes for a particular score. The ‘Odi.. Odi.. Odiyan’ score used in the promos is already a rage among the fans.
Odiyan is expected to hit screens for the Pooja holidays in October. Antony Perumbavoor is producing the movie under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.