Director Sai Rajesh: ‘Baby’s music by Vijai Bulganin aims at evoking nostalgia

Anand Deverakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya in Sai Rajesh's Telugu film 'Baby'

Anand Deverakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya in Sai Rajesh’s Telugu film ‘Baby’ | Photo: Special Arrangement

How director Sai Rajesh describes his new Telugu film is a nostalgia-inducing contemporary romance. the child, starring Anand Deverakonda, Vaishnavi Chaitanya and Viraj Ashwin. Expected to hit theaters in the first quarter of 2023, the film has already captured the attention of moviegoers with its charming music that evokes memories of Ilaiyaraaja tunes, both in its teaser and in its first single ‘O rendu prema meghaalila’. Vijay Bulganin. Sai Rajesh, who wrote the story and produced the National Award winning Telugu film Color PhotographyHe admits to being a big fan of Ilaiyaraaja and says he wanted to remove techno music plugins the child.

Anand Deverakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya in a poster of Sai Rajesh's Telugu film 'Baby'

Anand Deverakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya from Sai Rajesh director Telugu movie ‘Baby’ | Photo: Special Arrangement

‘O rendu prema meghaalila’, the band’s first single the child With lyrics by Anantha Sriram and vocals by Sreerama Chandra, it is an extension of the music featured in the teaser. Getting a bunch of kids to sing the chorus was Rajesh’s idea, says Vijay. “A generation of music composers, myself included, grew up listening to the master’s compositions and his ethos is ingrained in us. When Rajesh narrated the story the child In a Zoom call during the pandemic, and he said that he wanted music that would resonate with those who love Ilaiyaraaja’s music, I took it as a challenge. In the song ‘O rendu prema meghaalila’, a reference point for the children’s choir was Mani Ratnam’s ‘Anjali Anjali Anjali’. Anjali“.

Sai Rajesh had the story the child even before starting production Color Photography. “Sometime in 2015 or ’16, I came across a news report about an incident in Salem, Tamil Nadu. I kept thinking about the girl involved in it and wrote a story, fictionalizing the facts.”

In Color Photography, the romance is set in the 1990s before the use of cell phones. “If you had to impress a girl, you couldn’t text. You ended up making the rounds near his residence hoping he would notice you. The term break up was not so casually thrown around,” shares Rajesh. He wanted to tell a contemporary romance with a similar mood the child. The story unfolds in basti in Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad.

Vaishnavi Chaitanya and Anand Deverakonda

Vaishnavi Chaitanya and Anand Deverakonda | Photo: Special Arrangement

It signed Anand Deverakonda and Vaishnavi Chaitanya as the lead characters. “Anand goes through different looks in the film and for over a year and a half, he did everything necessary for this project,” says Rajesh. He saw Vaishnavi in ​​the YouTube series Software DevLoveper. “The story starts when she is in class 10 and continues till her engineering college. I wanted a Telugu-speaking girl who could undergo a transformation.”

Rajesh asserts that music is the soul of romantic drama. A short violin composition by Kaala Bhairava for the song ‘Tharagathi gadhi’ attracted a lot of attention Color Photography. He wanted The child’s to notice the music in the same way. He knows Vijai Bulganin from the days he composed it Sapthagiri Expresssays, “Vijai’s talent was untapped at that time. He has done a wonderful job the child. We recorded live for violin, flute and string instruments and avoided techno sounds. Also, it was special for us to have singers with good Telugu pronunciation.’

Vijai, who recently composed for the Telugu web series Meet Cutehe says compoundly the child it became a passion project. “After the first Zoom meeting, Rajesh said they needed a song summary to send to the producer (Skn). I chose the toughest situation in the film that would require a song. I composed a rough track sung by Pvns Rohit, and the director and producer liked it.”

The album will have six full songs and two smaller compositions.

In recent times, the child Ilaiyaraaja is a significant Telugu film that has composed music with the intention of celebrating the feel of the tunes, after that. Sita Rama. In an earlier interview the hindu, director Hanu Raghavapudi stated that he wanted the film to have music that stands the test of time, just like Ilaiyaraaja’s tunes. Vishal Chandrashekhar’s compositions helped the position Sita Rama as a musical romantic drama and was one of the biggest hits of 2022.

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