Friday, May 29, 2009

An Itching Thought

In ‘Saroja’, there is a scene in which one of the characters is getting introduced is shot and edited like that of a daily soap. The background score in the scene was exactly was like that of daily soap rich with loud bangs and strings for each reaction shot which further enhanced the feel. When I first saw the movie, I did not know that the character who is being introduced is playing the role of a Television actor in the movie and I was wondering about where was his mind when the director Venkat Prabhu was shooting the scene. It was a well executed episode to fool the audience. In that scene, the background score that aptly imitated that of daily television soap played a very important role in fooling the audience.

But in a movie like ‘Luck By Chance’, where we clearly know from the very beginning that Konkana Sen is a small time actress who is doing these miniscule roles in movies, what is the necessity to use background score that is composed so authentic to the period and genre of the movie being shot inside the movie?

2 comments:

Krishna said...

I don't think if u have come across this one or not.
http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/46332.html

Suresh Kumar said...

Krishna - No. I haven't. Thanks for the link. But my concern was more with the director's decision than the composer's ability to score for such scene...