Rhythm of longing

M. Jayachandran’s brief for Ennu Ninte Moideen was to capture the intensity of immortal love
Music lovers can’t forget his haunting film melodies from Pacha Pananthathe to Rakilithan and Hridayathin Madhupathram. M. Jayachandran, who is completing 20 years as music composer this year, is back in action after a brief gap with Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer Ennu Ninte Moideen.
It was Prithviraj himself who called Jayachandran to handle the music. “That was during the beginning of 2014 when Prithviraj called me and described this project. He said that he felt ‘Kuttetan’ (Jayachandran) could do the songs for that project. It was after that I heard the script from its writer-director R.S. Vimal,” says Jayachandran.
Jayachandran feels the story of this film is what attracted him to this project. “This film deals with the eternal love story of two real life characters, Moideen and Kanchana. As shown in the film, they lived around ten years without getting a chance to see each other. One of my assignments was to compose a sound track for this situation — the sequence which shows the passing of those ten years. The director’s brief was that the track should have the feel of their longing. I saw it as a challenge and thus composed a track. He liked the first composition itself and it was how the track Kathirunu Kathirunnu took birth,” says the six-time state award winner.
He considers this song as one close to his heart. “It is the one song for which Kannan, my keyboardist, worked for the last time with me. A few days before his death, he had sent me a text saying that it is one of my good compositions. I consider it as an award and I still keep that message in my phone,” adding that the lyricist Rafeeq Ahmmed has done a brilliant job. “The song Kannond Chollanu was conceived following the director’s demand for a love song packed with nostalgia. Shreya Ghoshal and Vijay Yesudas were selected to croon the song. During the recording of that song, I was particular to use a special voice level of Vijay as I was sure that it can add more beauty to this track,” says Jayachandran, who has also composed songs for Sibi Malayil’s next outing Saighal Padukayanu.
“Though so many musical films were releasing around 25 years ago, when I started my career as music director such films got reduced in the industry. Now I have got such a musical film in Saighal…. It was around five months back that I got this offer. This is my second film with Sibi sir after Amrutham,” says the music director who began his career in 1995 with the film Chantha.
Jayachandran, who has become more selective, recently recorded the songs for award-winning director T.V. Chandran’s next film. “For that film, which is set against the backdrop of Bahrain, I have composed a song in Arabic style but with Malayalam lyrics,” he sums up.
( Source : deccan chronicle )
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