6.07.2006

Background Score in Pudupettai

I don't know what is the big fuss about Yuvan's background score in Pudupettai. I am surprised by the Hindu reviewer's opinion on Yuvan's background score. True, songs were great but background score was highly misappropriate especially the music that comes when Danush kills everyone who comes in his way when he goes to the opponent leader's house to kill him. In "Kadhal Konden" such music worked because the movie's setup and buildup towards climax was very much different. The symphonic pieces doesn't gel well with the scenes at all. The main theme track from the album is used when Danush spends his night with Sneha for the first time. The "Clash Of titans" track is used in the court scene when Danush is on trial. It is pretty evident that Yuvan and Selva has struggled to fit in the musical pieces that they have composed even before the visuals are shot. I earlier said here about how such symphonic pieces will sound out of synch with the visuals in a movie based on Chennai gangsters. Yuvan sure has great talents but it would be great if he uses it just when it is appropriate and required.

4 comments:

Zero said...

Overused; and inappropriately used (the lack of nativity could be considered as innovation, but not the lack of silence or simple solo pieces). That was Yuvan's background score for Pudhupettai.

Suresh Kumar said...

true, btw where is your take on Pudupettai (movie)

EnvyRam said...

When the movie itself loses track .. you can understand many things can go wrong. Misplaced background score too could be one of them (I didnt notice this frankly), but wen i try to recollect, I find just a few places (like what you have mentioned - the kadhal konden style dance in the climax).

Suresh Kumar said...

vinayaK: yeah, some of the scores were recorded even before the visuals are shot and they have tried to fit those pieces somewhere in the movie. even that may be the reason...