Jakes Bejoy will compose music for Tovino Thomas’ new movie Kalki. It is directed by Praveen Prabharam, and marks the composer’s third venture after Ranam and Swanthanthryam Artharaathriyil.
Jointly written by director Praveen and Sujin Sujathan, the movie has Tovino Thomas essay the role of a police officer. The actor had earlier played a cop in the horror thriller Ezra.
Talking about his character, the producer of the film Prasobh Krishna said in a ToI report, “His role is similar to Mammootty’s Inspector Balram that has a cult following. He will be seen throughout the movie as a cop. However, it doesn’t deal with investigations or anything, but is about a few incidents that happen in a place.”
He also said about the movie’s title, “Kalki is said to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the harbinger of destruction. It’s in line with a few traits of Tovino’s role but the similarity ends there.”
Composer Jakes Bejoy shared more details in a CE report. “Kalki is being designed as a purely commercial film intended to draw the crowds. Tovino has never done a full-fledged ‘mass’ role before. And when it comes to the music, the audience has an expectation of what the score is supposed to sound like. But we are trying to do something above that.”
“It will be heavy on synth along with some electronic kuthu. I’m currently working on it. It will be different from my work in Ranam and Swathandryam Ardharathriyil,” he said.
Kalki has three tracks in total. Unlike the norm, Jakes Bejoy will record the soundtrack beforehand. The makers will cut the footage according to Bejoy’s score.
About his experience on the film, the composer said, “I’m working with a cool team. Some of them are my close friends. I love working with people whose thoughts sync perfectly with mine. It’s very fulfilling when everyone on the team is working closely with each other.”
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