Music of Fashion Designer will make Ilayaraja proud: Mani Sharma

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 16:00

'Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor' is all set to hit the theatres on June 2nd. This is produced by Madhura Sreedhar under his banner Madhura Entertainment while cult filmmaker Vamsy is wielding the megaphone. Mani Sharma is the music composer. The film is the sequel to the sensational success 'Ladies Tailor' which came thirty years ago. Recently the songs were unveiled and they got an overwhelming response. Mani Sharma shared his reactions on that as follows:

How are you going to show fashion in your music?
Each period has its own fashion. So far, I have worked with 80-90 directors but until now I had not worked with Vamsy Garu. It was my dream to work with him since very long and it got fulfilled now through this film.

When you had a long standing desire to work with Vamsy Garu, what stopped you?
Anything that happens in film industry is a miracle. We must only wait and not brood as to why it is not happening. All these days this miracle didn’t happen and now it did, that’s all.

How was your experience working with Vamsy Garu?
It is a wonderful experience. A creator is always a creator. I really admire him and his films. This is one project I was waiting since long. I consider composing music to the sequel of 'Ladies Tailor' which had music by Ilayaraaja as my biggest blessing. I am positive I have delivered music which will make my Guru proud.

What was your experience with producer Madhura Sreedhar?
He is a gentleman. He gives a lot of freedom. Being owner of Madhura Audio label, he always appreciates good music. He never told me to compromise on anything or pushed me to do something. He took care of me so well.

Ilayaraaja Garu is the music composer for ‘Ladies Tailor’. Did you keep that in mind while composing tunes for this film?
No, I composed the tunes with a free mind. Whenever we compose a tune we must put our heart completely into it, only then the output will be best. That is why every song of mine has a fresh feel. I took this album as a challenge and composed the tunes. I ensured each song has a unique feel.

Do you feel this film has the fun and story elements like ‘Ladies Tailor’?
This film has more fun and entertainment than ‘Ladies Tailor’. I am certain this film will be liked by all and you will hear it from the audience as well after watching the film. Of course, this film does not have any link with ‘Ladies Tailor’. It is just that the Ladies Tailor’s son is this Fashion Designer.

Your favorite song in this film?
My favorite is 'Kanulemito…'. Which is composed in 'Shanmukha Priya' raaga. I toiled a lot for this track but after listening to the final version of the track, I forgot the pains I took to compose this. This song has a very contemporary rhythm.

When did you actually meet Vamsy Garu?
I met him during this film only. We never met before that.

Do you see any difference in the music of yesterday and today?
Earlier, if songs and background score were good, films became musical hits. Nowadays, even if the songs are bad and cinema is a hit, it is a musical hit.

Your upcoming projects...
‘Ami Tumi’ under the direction of Indraganti Mohan Krishna. ‘Lie’ in Nithiin-Hanu Raghavapudi combination and another film titled 'Samanthakamani'.