Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' carries a pinch of freshness in each frame. The movie, where Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute guy, has its sound designed by Shajith Koyeri, a Keralite. Considered as one of the best sound designers in Bollywood, the Punnol-born National Award winning sound designer has worked for over 70 films, including 'Omkara', 'Kaminey', 'Ishqiya', 'DAM 999', 'Maqbool', 'Black', 'No One Killed Jessica' and 'Bluff Master'.
",'Barfi' is a sweet treat for the audience. Nowadays, Bollywood hardly makes any good films. 'Barfi' is a film that makes everyone happy. Though the character Barfi can neither hear nor speak the film is not full of drama or emotional overdose. The film exudes positive energy and nothing is overdone," Shajith avers.
He adds that 'Barfi' is very special for him as the film is simple, beautiful and depicts unselfish love. "Films full of action are easier to do. This is a silent movie so in terms of sound it should be nice. I need to cast it perfect so that the emotion of the character is easily conveyed. For example, after the death of Barfi's father, there is a scene where Ranbir's face is heavy and he feels the surrounding silence in that house. I mixed silence and pigeon sounds together and that sounded very nice," he says.
Shajith says that recording sounds for this unique film was quite challenging for him, especially when rain and train are two integral characters in it. "In most
06:11 PM, Sep 19, 2012