Sam CS uses unique musical instrument for 'Odiyan' BGM

Sam CS’s debut in music industry was with the Tamil film 'Kadalai' a couple of years ago.
Sam CS uses unique musical instrument for 'Odiyan' BGM
Sam CS uses unique musical instrument for 'Odiyan' BGM
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Music composer Sam CS has been roped in to wield the music baton for Odiyan. Going by the reports from sources close to the film unit, he has used a six-foot-long bamboo music instrument to compose the background score of the film.

On using the special instrument for the BGM, he is reported to have told, “It’s a thriller set against the backdrop of a particular time-period. This gave me an instant idea to utilise the ancient ethnic musical instruments of Kerala. The bamboo instrument is played to cast a spell on the audience, and we were able to find only one old lady, who knows how to play it. Somehow we roped her in.”

Sam CS’s debut was with the Tamil film Kadalai a couple of years ago and he went to compose music for films such as Puriyatha Puthir, and Vikram Vedha. Some of his upcoming films include Karu, Gorilla, Adanga Maru, Mr Chandramouli, and Vanjagar Ulagam in Tamil and Kanam in Telugu. He is now making his debut in the Malayalam film industry by composing the BGM for Odiyan.

Mohanlal, who plays the title role in this film, had worked on his physique and had reduced around 15 kgs of weight to look young for a particular get-up. Odiyan is a period fantasy thriller that also has Prakash Raj, Manju Warrier, Siddique, Innocent, Narain and Kailash in the star cast. The film marks the reunion of  Mohanlal and Prakash after the Tamil political drama Iruvar hit the screens 23 years back.

Directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, this film is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas on a huge budget. Shaji Kumar is the cinematographer for this film and John Kutty is the editor.

Peter Hein is choreographing the action scenes in the movie and Sabu Cyril is the production designer. The film is scripted by National Award winner Harikrishnan. The film is been shot in Palakkad, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Hyderabad, and Varanasi.

The shooting of Odiyan is currently on with the filmmakers planning to release it on October 18 this year. With Mohanlal’s different looks in the film raising the expectation levels among the fans, news about the music director using unique instrument for composing the BGM has upped it even more.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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