It was not just Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan, who have become the topics of discussions after Pushkar-Gaythri’s Vikram Vedha; the film has also brought to light one of the young talents — the film’s composer Sam CS. Though Sam has composed for many other films earlier, his talent has become common knowledge after Vikram Vedha. DC got in check with the upcoming musician and probed him about his other projects, his USP and more.
Talking about Vikram Vedha, he says he has a penchant to make music for a film with just its script — “I composed the BGM even before the shooting, just based on the script. Even for Puriyadha Pudhir I did the same. So, for Vikram Vedha they shot some sequences based on the music I composed. I consider composing the music beforehand is a good thing for a film.”
The average number of songs in Tamil films is gradually decreasing. When asked about how the composers have to reinvent them for the changing trend, Sam says, “In my opinion, I would say it is better to not have songs in the films. If songs comes in independent albums, that would be interesting. The trend of six songs and four fights in films has gone now. Even audiences feel the same. For cinema, BGM is more important than songs.”
Without a second thought, he says Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman are the two big inspirations for his music. We then ask his favourite pick from the contemporary young music composers in K’town — “Nivas K Prasanna is doing a good job. Also, Jakes Bejoy of Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru was quite impressive. I called him and wished him. There are many unknown talents out there, but we majorly hear songs of the known artists, we miss out on them. It would be great if audience look up to the art rather than the artists”
Sam is going to be working in about four to five big projects involving big names, but says it is too early to officially announce them....