Secret Superstar is a movie about giving a voice to a small-town teenager who aspires to become a primetime singer. As a re-recording mixer, Debajit Changmai has managed to give the film, which also delves into issues like domestic abuse, a well-rounded edge by keeping things simple. The usual sounds of domesticity with the TV turned on to an OTT know-it-all anchor, the silence that helps enunciate every pitch of Insiya’s (Zaira Wasim) voice in the recording studio, the softness to take forward the narrative of her teenage romance – Changmai has captured it all. Changmai’s ability to keep pace with the surprises that are part of the movie’s narrative is what makes him a winner all the way.
Hot 100, Sound Artists, Debajit Changmai, Secret Superstar
16 July 2018