Ninaivellam Nithya, by late director Sridhar, is one of my most favourite films for its BGM. Its another lesson in how to gradually develop the theme motif throughout the movie, binding the audience to the story. Here are the eight variations of the love theme.
This is the starting point of the story, where Karthik meets Jiji for the first time. The theme is just introduced with tribal music for the situation (heroine is from a tribal family).
Karthik follows Jiji and gets a glimpse of her along with friends. The theme is more developed and complete.
Karthik waylays her and asks her name. She is also interested in him. Love at first sight.
Hero and heroine talk at the river side. Main theme is presented with another connected piece. The mood suddenly changes to imply the danger, as heroine’s relatives/friends see her with another boy. Luckily hero’s friend saves him.
Both meet at the supermarket. Short but sweet piece.
Jiji elopes with her lover to the city. But they don’t get any support from Karthik’s parents and struggling for a job. There is a small friction between them and they reunite again. The BGM is mainly scored for voices. Another beautiful variation in the piece with lots of counterpoints.
Karthik meets with an accident. His parents blackmail her while hospitalizing him, taking a promise from Jiji that she would not meet him again in life. She sacrifices for their love. Another amazing choral piece with counterpoints.
Climax scene, where the lovers are shot by heroine's brother and his gang. A sad end to the story. The score ends with haunting chorus voices.