Life can spring surprises and the way. When Thiruvananthapuram-based Zonobia Safar stop her job with an IT agency final March, she had no clue how issues would pan out for her as a musician. But a few months later, she discovered herself recording a track for Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam 2, the much-anticipated sequel to Jeethu Joseph’s 2013 movie which premières on Amazon Prime Video on February 19. ‘Ore Pakal’, written by Vinay Sasikumar, is the one track within the movie and has been composed by Anil Johnson, a common in Jeethu’s movies.
“It has not nonetheless sunk in that I’m a part of such a huge mission. Thanks to the euphoria surrounding the film, I get compliments from throughout the globe. It is overwhelming. My household is tremendous proud, particularly my mother and father as a result of individuals are calling as much as congratulate them. This is the most important happiness I may have given them,” gushes Zonobia.
Previously employed with IBS at Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram, the 31-year-old says that she couldn’t have requested for a higher break within the trade. Her portfolio consists of tracks like ‘Saare njangal’ in Dijo Jose Antony’s Queen (2018) and ‘Nimishame’ in Oru Caribbean Udayippu (2019) for Charu Hariharan; there additionally was an English track she sung for composer Kailas Menon in an Arabic film. “Amidst balancing my job and household life there wasn’t sufficient time to pursue music. I additionally cherished doing voice-over. So I believed it was high time I gave myself a likelihood to pursue what I like earlier than it is too late,” says the mom of two.
After quitting her job, she was absolutely into doing voice-overs and narration for commercials and company movies from her residence studio. “I used to be going regular, working remotely throughout lockdown for shoppers throughout Kerala and for these in Bengaluru, Mumbai and the UAE. I wished to strive my luck in motion pictures as effectively. When I obtained Anil sir’s quantity, I referred to as him up and despatched my songs. But I by no means anticipated him to get again to me. Two weeks later when he contacted saying he wished to strive my voice for the film, my coronary heart virtually stopped beating!” she laughs.
She was advised that “the uncertainty within the lifetime of the characters” needed to come out within the track. But Zonobia says she had a powerful time moving into the groove. “I used to be nervous and it took virtually a day to complete recording. After a level I had given up hope and was feeling low. That is when Jeethu sir got here in and cheered me up. The whole staff made me snug and all credit score to Anil sir for pushing me to provide my greatest,” she says.
An enormous fan of Adele, Jonita Gandhi and Swanand Kirkire, Zonobia hopes to work with AR Rahman, Shaan Rahman and Sushin Shyam some day. Meanwhile, she additionally plans to brush up on her music classes. “I used to be educated in Carnatic music throughout my college days, and regardless that I had enrolled for Hindustani music courses a few years again I couldn’t proceed the courses,” she provides.