Friday, June 13, 2008

KUDOS to mani sharma...

This blog is dedicated to MANI SHARMA-one of the greatest music directors ever Tollywood(Telugu Film Industry)has come across.
Mani sharma was born in Tamil Nadu in the year of 1964.
He was introduced to Tollywood(may be by chiranjeevi) through the film Baavagaru Bagunnara. The film turned out to be a box office hit and Minisharma(from here on referred to as M.S.)received great accolades for the refreshing and awesome music. All the songs were of great and different composition which the industry
felt new.The entry of MS marked a trend of fast and rock beats.
There was no looking back for him right from the beginning of his career. Hits after hits from him and for him. Even if the film failed, he never let down
anyone irrespective of the film budget. Almost all of his films had atleast two songs which were on top of the chart.
It was the back to back successes of Choodalani undhi and Samarasimha reddy that took him to the league of greats like keeravani, Koti and SA rajkumar as both the films were blockbusters.
Year after year he only established a image of being the greatest contemporary music director.
By the end of 2001 all the films starring the top heros like Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna were composed by MS.

He had almost a monopoly run if not for keeravani who is evergreen.
MS also has a rare credit of composing music for the likes of Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, balakrishna,Mohan babu, Mahesh, NTR jr, Pawan kalyan, arjun,Ravi teja, prabhas and gopi chand.
So he never had a problem composing music for the seniors or the juniors.

I heard it "through the grapevine" that during the shooting of Narasimhanaidu, Lawrence who was supposed to choreograph for the song "KHOKHO KHO anni" which starred Balakrishna and preethi, was lost in the beauty of the song. He was just listening to the song again and again. He was indeed mesmerised and ofcourse that film stands as one of the best works of MS.


Of all, I feel that Mahesh, Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna should really be pleased and greatful to MS for the way he composed such phenomenal music for all their films.
Mahesh garnered the best as most of his films(10 out of his 14 films were credited by MS music)

MS also has with him few of the best young singers which include sunitha, karthik, mallikarjuna, SP charan.
Also, as far as I know he is the only famous contemporaries who has never sung even one song.

Words are always never enough to speak about MS music and the impact or hallmark he has created in the industry.

he is an unsung hero, he is a behind the screen star, he is infact a living legend.
HE LEAVES AN INDELIBLE MARK WITH HIS MUSIC..

ITS NOT A SURPRISE THAT MS IS ONE OF THE MOST SORT MUSIC DIRECTORS EVEN IN TAMIL INDUSTRY.

ALL THE BEST MS


some of his best works(the top 35-----sorry i counldn't cut down the list as all of 'em were excellent):
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IN THE ORDER OF YEAR RELEASED
song(film,year)
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1 Sorry Sorry(bavagaru bagunara 1998)
2 yamaha nagari(choodalaniundhi 1998)
3 andhala ada bomma(samarasimhareddy1998/99)
4 YEMANI CHEPPANU PREMA(seenu 1999)
5 sirisiri muvvalu (ganesh 1999)
6 ramanna ramanna(rayalaseema ramanna chowdary 2000)
7 KOYALAMA PADUTHUNADHI (vamsi 2000)
8 sonthosham sagam balam(CHIRUNAVUTHO 2000)
9 KHO KHO (narasimha naidu2001)
10 CHEPEMMA CHEPPAMA(murari 2001)
11 PREMANTE SULUVUKADURAA(kushi 2001)
12 EMAINDHO EMO NA(premathoraa2001)
13 MASTMASTH SANGATHUDHI(subbu 2001)
14 NALUGURIKI NACHINADHI(takari donga 2002)
15 NEE NAVULA THELADHANANI(AADHI 2002)
16 Nuvvemayachesavo kaani(Okkadu 2003)
17 adugulona aduguvestha(Raghavendra 2003)
18 chinnagga chinnagga(Tagore 2003)
19 AMMO NEEAMMA (Anji 2004)
20 DUMDUMAARE (Arjun 2004)
21 EMANTARO (Gudumba Shankar 2004)
22 Athanokkade (Athanokkade2005)
23 RAJUMANDRY KE(Narasimhu 2005)
24 EVARANI-TITLE SONG(Athadu 2005)
25 MERUPULAAAllari Pidugu (2005)
26 TILLANAJai Chiranjeeva (2005)
27 CHELIJAABILI (Ranam 2006)
28 galagala( pokiri 2006)
29 ekanthanga unna(ashok 2006)
30 SIGGUTHO CHECHE(Stalin 2006)
31 KANYA RASSI(Dubai Seenu 2007)
32 CHAMKACHAMKA(Chiruta 2007)
33 OKKA MAGADU (Okka Magadu 2008)
34 NAMEVEMO KAANI(Parugu 2008)
35 123 nenokka kantri(kantri 2008)



IF YOU NOTICE THERE HAS BEEN A SLUMP PERIOD OF 2002, THE MAIN REASON BEING THREE NEW MUSIC DIRECTORS WHO WERE ON A NEW FOUND GLORY. RP PATNAIK WAS ON A SUPERB, INEVITABLE SUCCESS SPREE AND THE NEWFIND DEVI
SHREE PRASADWHO WENT ON TO LEAVE AN WAS A RUNNAWAY SUCCESS. OFCOUSE CHAKRI WAS ALSO A HAVING A GREAT TIME.

SOME FILMS WHICH HAD GREAT MUSIC BUT WERE NOT WELL APPRICIATED OR NOTICE:
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ARJUN
GANESH
DUBAI SEENU
PREMATHO RAA
POURUDU(2 songs were great)
TARAK(2 were great)
RARAJU(again 2 songs were nice)


TRIVIA:
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1)he never sang a song in any movie unlike his counterparts(correct me if am wrong).
2)has acted in a cameo role(may be 10 seconds)in the film JAI CHIRANJEEVA(2005).
3)may be he is the only telugu music director who composed for aishwarya rai for the film ravoe chandama which starred nagarjuna.
4)was the composer for the song nee navulla telhadanani from aadhi. this song received a NANDI award for best lyric(written by CHANDRABOSE)
5)HE composed only the background music for a couple of films without composing the songs,and interestingly both the films had the same name lakshmi in them; they were lakshmi(2006) and lakshmi kalyanam(2007)
6)I came across again trough the grapevine that OKKADU was his 50th film
AWARDS and NOMINATIONS(source wikipedia):
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1998: Winner, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Choodalani Vundi

1998: Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Choodalani Vundi

2000: Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Chirunavvutho

2003: Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director for Okkadu

2003: Winner, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Okkadu

2005: Nomination, Telugu Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Athadu

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films for which MS worked(source wikipedia and some edition from my side)

Parugu (2008)
Kantri (2008)
Ontari (2008)
Pourudu (2008)
Okka Magadu (2008)
Athidhi (2007)
Chiruta (2007)
Lakshyam(2007)
Dubai Seenu (2007)
Lakshmi Kalyanam (2007) (background music)
Poramboku (2007)
Madhumasam (2007)
Raraju (2006)
Stalin (2006)
Ashok (2006)
Pokiri (2006)
Veerabhadra (2006)
Style (2006)
Ranam (2006)
Lakshmi (2006) (background music)
Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)
Allari Pidugu (2005)
Athadu (2005)
Narasimhudu (2005)
Athanokkade (2005)
Subhash Chandra Bose (2005)
Radha Gopalam (2005)
Balu ABCDEFG (2005)
Gudumba Shankar (2004)
Arjun (2004)
Yagnam (2004)
Samba (2004)
Adavi Ramudu (2004)
Sri Anjaneyam (2004)
Anji (2004)
Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
Tagore (2003)
Palanati Brahmanaidu (2003)
Raghavendra (2003)
Okkadu (2003)
Pellam Vurelithe (2002)
Bobby (2002)
Chennakesava Reddy (2002)
Indra (2002)
Aadi (2002)
Tarak(2002)
Takkari Donga (2002)
seemasimham(2002)
priyadarshini(2001/02)
Subbu (2001)
Murari (2001)
Narasimha Naidu (2001)
Prematho Raa (2001)
Bhalevadevi Basoo (2001)
Mrigaraju (2001)
Kushi (2001)
Devi Putrudu (2001)
Vamsi (2000)
Manoharam (2000)
Chiru Navutho (2000)
ramanna chowdary(2000)
Azad (2000)
Annayya (2000)
Yuvakudu (2000)
Rajakumarudu (2000)
ravoe chandamama(1999)
Iddaru Mitrulu (1999)
Ganesh (1999)
Seenu (1999)
Samarasimha Reddy (1999)
Choodalani Vundi (1998)
Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998)
Super Heroes (1998)

Kollywood Filmography as music composer(copied from wikipedia)
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Malaikottai (2007)
Aarya (2007)
Gaja (2007)
Pokkiri (2007)
Sabari (2007)
Illavattam (2006)
Thirupaachi (Only One Song) (2004)
Anjaneya (2004)
Youth (2003)
Aasai Aasaiyai (2003
Ezhumalai (2002)
Alaudin (2002)
Shajahaan (2002)
Narasimmha (2001)



7 comments:

venkat said...

mani is a great composer.he also compose backgroundscore for nitin's movie titled raam

Anonymous said...

Mani Sharma is one of the best music composers, his remixing makes his music all the more interesting... by the way he has composed music for a movie named "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" starred by Nitin, "Joruga Husharuga" in 2002 & also a movie named "Rupai" in 2000.

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kaka0502 said...

Mani Sharma lifts music from other songs like no other music director. Calls himself "Melody Brahma". When you hear Mani Sharma's music, you will know anyone can do better than that. His music is sound pollution. I get migraines when I hear his songs. There is no melody or harmony in his music. He uses all kinds of instruments in a random fashion to get music and thinks he has created a tune. Never did I see a music director doing such low quality tunes. May be only R.P. Patnaik can stoop less than that or may be they are equal.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kaka 0502.
He recently gave an event at TAGB Boston for their 25th jubilee celebrations. His compositions are primarily random cacophony of voices. I suspect people who appreciate him are ordinary listeners who have no idea on how to distinguish between noise and melody.

praveen said...

Who the hell is speaking about Mani's music.. m referring to above 2 comments.. the people who commented above.. Did they even listen to morning raga.. bahusa vo chanchala in varudu, baanam... or Khaleja sada siva..
you name the type of music.. he did it.. Rock he had not experimented much but he still uses in most of his songs..

Do you ppl know the QUALITY of music.. yes, I totally agreed his 20 or 30 odd songs are inspired from english pop.. this doesnt mean that his (150*6 - 30 copied) are just by fluke.. try to appreciate before you speak.

and the last... no one can even reach his standards on BGM.

I do agree ilayaraja and Rahman are speacialized and has variety but BGM I dont think they can be a match