Prithviraj and Jakes Bejoy bring jazz back in Malayalam with the quirky track Lokam from Bhramam
 
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Prithviraj and Jakes Bejoy bring jazz back in Malayalam with the quirky track Lokam from Bhramam

The second track from the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun has lyrics by Joe Paul

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Sep 30, 2021
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Prithviraj in a grab from Lokam video

If there was any doubt whether Prithviraj Sukumaran’s claim of Bhramam, the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun, being “funnier and whackier” than the original, the second track Lokam from the movie allay those apprehensions.

The song, which is probably the quirkiest the superstar has ever rendered, is a jazz melody with hilarious lyrics. It begins with the chorus introducing Prithviraj’s character Ray Mathews, who announces that he’s going to sing a song in Malayalam and hoping that everyone is having a jolly good time, but with the kicker, “sometimes shit happens”.

In the visuals of the track, composed by Jakes Bejoy, the actor plays the piano in what looks like a club, with Raashi Khanna’s character in search of him. With lines like “Long gone, gone that Gandhitham”, the song seems to perfectly complement the movie’s storyline of a blind musician who gets entangled in a crime where everyone uses the other as a pawn to gain something. The song has lyrics by Joe Paul.

Check out Lokam from Bhramam:

In an interview with OTTplay, the movie’s director Ravi K Chandran had told us, “After watching Andhadhun, I spoke to Sriram Raghavan and told him, ‘This looks like a Malayalam movie and not a Hindi film’, because the character of a pianist and the quirkiness of the film doesn’t quite fit into the culture, especially because it’s set in Pune. Else it should have had a Goan setting. I told him it would have been better if the film was set in Fort Kochi, and that’s when he said that he had actually gone to Fort Kochi to see the location and wanted to do the movie with a Malayalam actor. It’s only because he couldn’t get his dates, he pitched it to Ayushmann Khurrana. So, he himself wanted to shoot it in Kochi and that became the trigger point.”

Bhramam will release on Amazon Prime Video in India on October 7 and in theatres in the rest of the world, where cinema halls are open.

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