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Last Updated Monday October 22 2018 07:03 PM IST

When 'Kismath' dawned on Sushin Shyam

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In case you were wondering why this handsome boy is too familiar, let us remind you. This is the same heartthrob who acted in Thattathin Marayath.

Sushin Shyam enthralled us all with a haunting tune in the recent movie Kismath. Yes, he gave us the romantic song, Kisa Paathiyil.

Sushin Shyam is an all-rounder. You would see him as a music composer, music programmer and a singer. He is a bit confused though. He has always associated himself with fast peppy numbers yet he is noted for a melodious song.

The keyboardist with Kannur-based metal band Down Troddence says he had listened to ghazals day in and out before he composed ‘Kisa Paathiyil’. The tunes his father had strummed on his guitar also inspired him for his masterpiece.

Sushin Shyam says his father Shyam Prakash had always been an inspiration. Mother Kalavathi has also appreciated his talent. He learned to play keyboard at an early age. Playing the keyboard on stage for a rock band in the summer vacation after the fourth grade is still imprinted in his memory.

Shyam went on to do a music album with a friend when he was a plus-two student but he took a break from music to pursue B Tech. But music got the better of him. He decided to quit B Tech when he found himself skipping even semester exams to practice with the college band.

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His father, himself a music buff, understood him. Shyam did not disappoint though. He joined music director Deepak Dev as a programmer. The stint lasted two years. He assisted Deepak Dev in a host of movies from Tejabhai and Family to Honeybee.

He has also worked with veteran music directors Ouseppachan, Rajamani and M Jayachandran.

His career break came when he met Rex Vijayan on the sets of Neelakasam Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi. He was given an opportunity to sing Thazhvaram in that movie. He was offered to compose the background score for Sapthamasree Thaskara. He has also sang a song for that movie.

The best of Shyam was yet to come. He composed Anwar Ali’s lyrics to create Kisa Paathiyil. Sachin Balu’s voice took the romantic song straight to the heart of the audience.

Shyam has also composed music for Ezra and Guppy. He has been asked to compose for the next movie from Anil Radhakrishna Menon. He is also working on an album of eight songs.

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