When I saw this movie Paadum Paravaigal (dubbing of Anveshana – Telugu) during my schoolhood days, I was scared to death with the BGM. I had never seen a scarier movie before that. Later, I have seen the movie in TV / video couple of times. The BGM should be a study piece in Thriller genre, of how to use the silence to create the fear in you. This piece is one of the excellent ones from the movie. There are few others too, notably a long sequence in the climax, where Maestro has experimented with only the voices in the BGM.
This piece also has stunning silence in many places, which enhances the effect. In many places, you can her only the rustling sound of leaves under Bhanu’s legs and her heavy breathing only. It starts with foot steps kind of rhythm with guitar chords. Then comes birds chirping and other eerie forest sounds. Suddenly you hear a solo violin when the heroine steps on a bed of flowers. There are many menacing moments in the bursting strings section which will take you through in search of this mystery man.