Guna Balasubramanian: We wanted to treat each song differently

Popular composer Guna Balasubramanian is more than happy with the excellent reception to songs from his debut Telugu movie Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam (YSUS).

Guna Balasubramanian
Guna Balasubramanian
Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam
YSUS first look poster

“I got the opportunity to work on this film in 2019. There are five songs in total in the film and right when we began work on the movie, director Prabhu Jeyaram and I decided that we wanted to treat each song differently. We wanted to try something that is within the commercial format, but also sounds different. This was especially the case with the 80’s kids song. As for Jeeraga Biriyani, the first single, we went for a catchy tune and worked on it a lot to get such a tune. I’m glad that both the songs are working out well with listeners,” Guna begins talking about audience’s reception of YSUS songs. The composer also shares that his favourite number from the album is yet to be released and will have a more serious tone as well as is quite offbeat.

Jeeraga Biriyani
first single Jeeraga Biriyani

This Madurai paiyyan came to Chennai, in 2008, to study in a college here. “I discontinued engineering and joined VisCom and used to sing in college culturals. My friends and I had a music band then. Basically, I was a singer, but later, I got into music direction and started composing music for jingles and short films. That is how I got in touch with the director of YSUS,” the veteran composer recounts.

On the professional front, Guna Balasubramanian is currently busy working on the Malayalam movie Varavu which features Tovino Thomas in the lead role. The Jeeraga Biriyani composer also revealed that he’s a part of an upcoming Tamil web series that features Kavin and Reba Monica John.


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