Today, after a long time, I sat back and had a coffee with some peace of mind. Peace of mind not because I am confident about my film [It’s impossible to be confident at this point of time] But the very fact that my huge responsibility is reaching its culmination point is satisfying.
20 days of back ground scoring got over day before yesterday. It was a journey of varied emotions. In the beginning, it was fast and easy because we had planned a few things beforehand. 30% of the work got over just like that. But then, Shaan and I got stuck completely. We had absolutely no clue how to proceed and everything we did sounded horrible!! Shaan told me that he wanted one full day alone and see if he is getting any ideas. But to make everything worse, that whole day we had power failure. He was broken down completely and I too were numb. But then, in the middle of the night, I had a spark, a decision which just changed everything!! I called him up and told him : “lets move to chennai!!”
From Cochin, Shaan and I drove down to Chennai in his car which had absolutely no breathing space coz of the equipments and instruments we carried [he almost had an entire mini studio set up in his car] We called all our live musicians to our favorite studio in Chennai, Spectral sound of music. Just as the studio name states, I heard the “sound of music” for the next 11 days. Shaan, reviving completely from his block, was working on full throttle.. his chords were creating magic..he was exploring something that he had never done before and to witness it was exhilarating.. The live musicians including our fav’s Sumesh and Josy were just letting their mind free. We deviated from the rules of conventions and followed a path which god showed us!!
Like I said in the beginning, it’s impossible to be confident at this point of time. On july 9th when the movie releases, when people come out after watching the first show, whatever they feel is going to determine the fate of the film.
But the journey has definitely been great. That sure gives me a peace of mind, for the moment. I think its time for another coffee..