Darshan represents the masses: Harikrishna
Over the years, the musician has composed over 120 songs for the Challenging Star. Now, Yajamana will mark their 25th film together as music director and actor
Twelve years ago, the love for music struck a chord between composer V Harikrishna and actor Darshan. Over the years, the musician has composed over 120 songs for the Challenging Star. Now, Yajamana will mark their 25th film together as music director and actor. In this conversation with Cinema Express, Harikrishna tells us about the duo’s common wavelength and faith in each other.
Interestingly, most of the albums created by the music director for the actor have been chartbuster hits. “Every time I compose music for Darshan’s films, I keep two things in mind — his personality and his audience connect. For me, he represents the masses. We create tracks keeping in mind his aura and fame,” says the composer, who adds that soft melodies too work very well for Darshan, which is not the case with all actors.
So, which one is his favourite? “There is a long list of favourites. Choosing one will only do injustice,” says Harikrishna.
Interestingly, Harikrishna has always roped in singer Sonu Nigam for all the actor’s films. “In every film that I’ve worked with Darshan, Sonu has rendered his voice for at least one or two songs,” he says.
Yajamana, produced by Shylaja Nag and B Suresha, has music director Harikrishna making his directorial debut too. The introductory song, Shivanandi, will be released tomorrow, and the lyrics are written by Chethan Kumar. Kaala Bhairava, son of MM Keeravani, has rendered his voice, along with Santhosh Venky, Shashank Seshagiri and Chintan Vikas.
The album, comprising five tracks, is being released under the DBeatsmusik label. Harikrishna says that the music is suitable for both masses and classes, which will be clear right from the introductory track. “It will cater to all kinds of audiences, and all the songs are well placed in the context,” says the music director, adding, “All the songs in Yajamana will ultimately connect to the title.”