Romancing music

Published Apr 20, 2014, 6:20 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 6:06 pm IST
(From left) Alphonse Putheran, Nivin Pauly and Rajesh Murugesan. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)
 (From left) Alphonse Putheran, Nivin Pauly and Rajesh Murugesan. (Photo: Deccan Chronicle)
Kochi: Who can imagine a Mollywood flick without music and dance? Rajesh Murugesan, the music composer of the trilingual film Neram, finds it hard to even imagine a life without music. The music buff had proved his mettle with his debut number Pistah: The Run Anthem, the promo song of Neram. Now, he is spending all his time composing romantic numbers for his best buddy, Alphonse Putheran’s next flick Premam.
“Romance is in the air!” smiles Rajesh. Premam, a  musical romance,  will have nine tracks with lyrics written by Shabareesh Varma, which will be all about love, romance and dance. “We are planning for a Tamil track too,” he says.
Rajesh, who has popularised the tracks of Neram in Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada is excited about tapping the pulse of people with different mother tongues. “I had to do a lot of research on music and the rhythm of each language, especially when it is remade from one language to another. Hence, I read a lot and listened to music that has grabbed the auditory palate of each state,” says Rajesh. 
The 25-year-old musician says luck and happiness were with him since he fell in love with music. “I am really greatful to destiny. I was lucky to grab the right opportunity at the right time,” he says. 
Being a junior in the Neram team, Rajesh was always involved with film and music. “I always prefer to work in my comfort zone. I had my space and freedom while doing songs for Neram and that was seen in the output,” he says.
An admirer of Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake, Rajesh loves to explore the technological side of  the tracks that attracts his attention. “I love to jam Indian music with other genres. We have incredible heritage and it blends with all kinds of music,” says Rajesh. The enthusiastic music lover is now waiting to blend the romance in the hearts of moviegoers through the tracks of Premam.


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