Thursday, May 10, 2012
Watched this scene after a long time, I have forgotten how beautiful the background score in this scene is.
Jessie (Trisha) and Karthik (Simbu) accidentally meet, three years after the break-up. Karthik assumes that Jessie is married. Jessie thinks that Karthik might have moved on in his life. They slowly begin to have a conversation about their lives they lived for three years without each other. There is no background music when Jessie inquires about Karthik’s life. Karthik does not speak much. He is hesitant to speak. There is a strange uneasiness in the aura, which is underlined by the Rahman’s restless twangs of guitar.
Karthik begins to describe the other girl in his life. Precisely when Karthik says, “Padam paakka avalukku pidikkadhu (She does not like watching movies)”, Rahman begins to play the Hosanna melody. Jessie realizes that Karthik is talking about her. There is no other girl in Karthik’s life after Jessie. When Jessie says that she is not married yet, there is no music in the background score. Rahman lets the surprise sink in, and when it does, Megha’s voice hums Hosanna melody without any instrumental accompaniments, and it serves as a healer to the pains that Karthik had to suffer all these years without Jessie.
Karthik is relieved, but before he gets angry first, because all that he had to go through in last three years was unnecessary, they could have lived happily together. He asks Jessie to marry him immediately. For the ecstatic twist in the tale, Rahman plays relieving Guitar strains in the beginning. Open high-hat cymbals join the cue triggering an instant change-over in the mood. The exuberant melodies on Guitar and Piano join in one after the other and at the end the heavenly strings play an enchanting melody to enhance the romantic aura. It does not get any better Rahmantic than this.