By the time he heard the story, DSP sensed a winner in the works, he told media. “I had the opportunity to work on something different, in terms of the songs and the background music as well. Once you have the radically different concept and the platform ready, I was convinced that people appropriate, “he explained.
The success of the songs in all of the languages the film was released in came as a booster for DSP. Recalling how each song was produced individually for each of the five languages - Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi – DSP said composing the tunes for the song was the easiest part. However, getting the right voice for each language was not that easy, he confessed.
“As we discuss the script itself, most of the song compositions occur, like in 5 to 15 minutes I prepare the melody for the song, then the orchestration takes a while. But when it came to recording the vocals, I had to spend about a month recording the vocals for each song. I had to brief the singers on each expression of the language, and sometimes I had to change the expressions depending on the language. .
The background for the film also had DSP donning his creative hat and burning the midnight oil. He attributes his love for composing background music to music maestro Ilayaraja. “He showed us the power of background music in movies,” DSP says reverently.
For the film’s climaxing showdown scene, DSP decided to literally use a sixth language in the background music. Besides the sense of gravity, it lends itself to the scene where protagonist and antagonist clash, DSP felt that Sanskrit would be universally accepted in all regional language markets where ‘Pushpa’ was screened.
He came the entire distance for the background music for the stage.
“I enlisted the help of a Sanskrit pandit for the background score of the climaxing scene. I gave him the melody, explained the sequence and told him to compose the background lyrics in Sanskrit. loved it “.
With songs from the movie “Oo …” and “Saami” trending on New Year’s backs across India and even abroad, DSP jokingly describes them as unofficial New Year’s hymns of 2022. And with “Pushpa 2” slated to hit the floors in about a month, DSP is preparing to roll out its musical baton for an encore.
“We have plans for a few songs for ‘Pushpa 2.’ There are going to be some great situations in the movie. You can expect some soulful music in the movie as well,” DSP said.
As for the coming year, DSP actively plans to work on Bollywood projects. “I’m going to release singles and music videos this year,” he concludes.