Muddy gave me more space to work: Music director Ravi Basur on Mollywood debut

Music director Ravi Basrur talks about his first Malayalam film Muddy. Also seen are Muddy director Dr Pragabhal  and cinematographer KG Rathish. Photo: Special Arrangement

There had been a huge buzz around Muddy, for being the first 4X4 mud race film in India. And moreover, this would be the first Malayalam film for KGF fame music director Ravi Basur.

Talking about the same at a press meet, Ravi Basur said, “Hindi films are not only popular in India but also in Pakistan and Bangladesh. But South Indian films are divided into four parts. Now I am trying to bring all the South Indian films as one and treating them as Indian films through a big canvas.”

“There are several limitations for background music in films which give more importance to dialogues. But as a technician, Muddy gave me more space to work in the film. The cinematographer and editor have presented their skills and I have only given support to the visuals,” he added.

Muddy is a film which should be experienced in theaters and Western mastering is adopted here, stated Ravi Basur, who is also the sound designer of the film.

Dr. Pragabhal, the director of the film who joined the press meet said that mud race was selected as the theme of the film, as he wants to come out with a unique experience to the audience. “The choreography design for Muddy was the biggest challenge as there were no other films to refer to Muddy race. It took five years of research to start the film”, he said.

“The screenplay was written giving importance to the characters. After completing the screenplay, the characters cannot be identified and later decided to go for new faces. They were given training in mud racing for two years and national level real mud racers too are part of the film, Dr Pragabhal said.

Meanwhile, cinematographer K G Rathish said that Muddy was a big challenge for him. It was very difficult to shoot at the location for more than three hours and it was a great experience for me, he said.Several films in different languages have been released in India in the Sports Drama section. But a full time 4X4 mud race film is for the first time in India. This is also the first film to be released in six languages including English, without superstars.

Muddy is filmed at beautiful and adventurous locations which give a different visual experience for the movie lovers. Muddy is a multilingual film and it will be released in 6 languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.

Prema Krishnadas is producing the film under the banner PK 7. Newcomers Yuvan Krishna, Ridhaan Krishna, Anusha Sooraj and Amith Sivadas Nair are in the lead roles. Harish Peradi, I M Vijayan, Ranji Panicker, Sunil Sugatha, Shobha Mohan and Guinness Manoj are also appearing in the film. PR campaign is by PR 360.

Muddy will be released in six languages on December 10, 2021

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