Young music composer Thaman Sai is on cloud nine for two reasons. One, he will soon be joining the big league. He’ll be part of the Kamal Haasan-KS Ravikumar-Udhayanidhi combo for their comedy caper Yaavarum Kelir. Second, his recent album Mun Dhinam Partheney is a hit and two of the songs are already chartbusters. The movie, produced by Seventh Channel, has newcomers Sanjay, Ekta, Lizna and Pooja in the lead.
Though Thaman isn’t too forthcoming about Kamal’s project, he is delighted that Mun Dhinam… is receiving accolades from Tollywood too. “I was thrilled when ace music director Devi Sri Prasad called and said he thought the MDP songs were fresh and peppy. He told me, ‘I appreciate your guts in scoring for an experimental film like MDP and you’ve done it with conviction,’” disclosed an excited Thaman.
He went on to discuss the most challenging number in the film. “Director Magizh Thirumeni wanted Saral Pudhu Saral to have a jazzy effect. Unless you know to handle jazz, it can become messy. What made it tough was that I had to walk a tightrope by mixing and matching western music with Tamil lyrics!”
It’s being said that Kamal thought of Thaman for his film after listening to his Tamil and Telugu output.