Thaman S

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Ghantasala Sai Srinivas (born 16 November 1983), known professionally as Thaman S, earlier as S S Thaman,[3] is an Indian music composer, professional drummer and playback singer who predominantly works in Telugu films, along with Tamil and Kannada films.[4][5] Thaman entered the film industry as a supporting musician with the Telugu film Bhairava Dweepam in 1994,[6] and later became a film music composer and became popular for his work as a music director. His debut films as music director were Sindhanai Sei in Tamil[7][8] and Malli Malli in Telugu. He made his acting debut in Boys (2003).

Thaman S
Thaman in 2014
Thaman in 2014
Background information
Birth nameGhantasala Sai Srinivas[1]
Born (1983-11-16) 16 November 1983 (age 38)[2]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Music composer
Instruments
  • Drums
  • rhythm pads
  • keyboard
  • trumpet
Years active2003–present

His notable compositions include films such as Kick (2009), Brindavanam (2010), Mirapakay (2011), Dookudu (2011), Businessman (2012), Naayak (2013), Baadshah (2013), Greeku Veerudu (2013), Race Gurram (2014), Bruce Lee (2015), Sarrainodu (2016), Tholi Prema (2018), Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava (2018), Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020), Krack (2021), Vakeel Saab (2021), Akhanda (2021), Bheemla Nayak (2022).

Early lifeEdit

Thaman was born as Ghantasala Sai Srinivas in Chennai, Tamil Nadu,[9][time needed] into a Telugu-speaking Brahmin family of musicians from Pottepalem, Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. He is the grandson of director Ghantasala Balaramayya. His father Ghantasala Siva Kumar was a drummer, who worked for seven hundred films, under the composer, K. Chakravarthy. His mother, Ghantasala Savitri, his sister, Yamini Ghantasala, and his aunt, B. Vasantha, are all playback singers.[10][3] Sai Srinivas adopted the stage name Thaman and suffixed it with an S, the initial of his father's name Sivakumar.[1]

Thaman studied at Don Bosco School in Chennai. He joined a music team consisting of S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and G. Anand as a rhythm pads player when he was nine years old,[11] and discontinued studies when he lost his father at the age of 13. He was compelled to make his hobby into a profession to overcome the crisis in his family.[12] He then joined the Raj–Koti team and worked for three years on sixty films and collaborated M. M. Keeravani, working with him for three years to complete thirty films.[citation needed]

Thaman considered Mani Sharma to be his guru and spent eight years under his tutelage while working on 94 films with him.[13] On the whole he put in fourteen years of rhythm and keyboard programming with the veterans before branching out on his own.[14]

CareerEdit

Thaman made his debut as a composer in through the Telugu feature film Malli Malli (2009), although the soundtrack album was released in 2008. Jeevi of Idlebrain credited Thaman's work in the film is credited as "good".[15] The same year his second soundtrack, of the film Sindhanai Sei, marked his debut in the Tamil cinema.[16] He has also made his playback singing debut by recording "Uchimeedhu" song from the soundtrack. A critic rated the album 2 out of 5 and stated, "The music itself is rather dramatic, and sometimes strident. Almost all the songs, barring one seem to be pitched on the 6-kattai scale, which does not afford much variety in terms of listening".[17] A Telugu version of the album was released for the film's dubbed Telugu version. Background score in the Tamil film Eeram (2009) received good reviews from the critics.[18][19] Although he started composing the music of the film 2007, the soundtrack was released in 2008 and eventually the film was released in 2009.[citation needed]

Although Thaman got his major success with the album of the film Kick (2009), critics gave mixed reviews citing it as "mediocre".[20] In the same year, he has four more soundtrack album releases–three in Telugu and one in Tamil.[21] Composition of "Mahalakshmi" and "Dhakku Dhakku" songs from the film Sankham were praised.[22] In 2010, he has composed score and soundtrack album for nine films, with majority of them being Tamil. Brindavanam was the most successful composition of all. Released on 12 September 2010, the album received positive reviews. 123Telugu gave a review stating "Overall the songs of Brindaavanam are fast, most of them soulful, enjoyable and a touch catering to the lovers of mass numbers. Most Telugu music directors have been going the Rahman way focusing on a fast beat while the song is slow. This album is an exception, where the songs are as fast as they can get. Thaman manages to keep everyone interested with his tunes, in spite of the pressure to cater to dance needs of Jr.NTR."[23]

In May 2017, Thaman made his Hindi debut when he was one of the six composers who featured in the soundtrack album of Rohit Shetty's Golmaal Again, a comedy franchise in Hindi cinema.[24] In 2018, he composed a theme song for Rohit Shetty's successful venture Simmba.[citation needed]

Thaman is working as a Judge for Telugu Indian Idol, which is streaming on Aha[25]

Personal lifeEdit

Thaman is married to playback singer Sri Vardhini and they have a son.[26] He owns a music band named Thakkali.[27][28]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2003 Boys Krishna Debut [29]
2009 Sindhanai Sei Himself Special appearance
2010 Ayyanar
2019 Mr. Majnu
2021 Sooryavanshi

TelevisionEdit

Year Work Role Network
2022 Telugu Indian Idol Judge Aha

DiscographyEdit

As composerEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released

Original soundtracksEdit

Year Film Language Notes Ref.
2008 Malli Malli Telugu
Sindhanai Sei Tamil [30]
2009 Kick Telugu
Eeram Tamil
Moscowin Kavery
Anjaneyulu Telugu
Sankham
Jayeebhava
2010 Thillalangadi Tamil Two songs
Mundhinam Paartheney
Aridhu Aridhu
Ayyanar
Nagaram Marupakkam
Brindavanam Telugu
Ragada
2011 Mirapakay
Mambattiyan Tamil
Sabash Sariyana Potti
Veera Telugu
Kanchana Tamil
Vandhaan Vendraan
Kandireega Telugu
Dookudu
Osthe Tamil
Mouna Guru
2012 Businessman Telugu
Bodyguard
Nippu
Love Failure
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Tamil
Ishtam
Thadaiyara Thaakka
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya
2013 Naayak Telugu
Settai Tamil
Jabardasth Telugu
Shadow
Baadshah
Greeku Veerudu
Gouravam
Tadakha
Balupu
Pattathu Yaanai Tamil
Ramayya Vasthavayya Telugu
Masala
All in All Azhagu Raja Tamil
2014 Vallinam
Race Gurram Telugu
Damaal Dumeel Tamil
Athiyayam
Vaalu
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam One song
Rabhasa Telugu
Power
Power Kannada Remake of Dookudu
Meaghamann Tamil
Aagadu Telugu
Vanmam Tamil
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum
2015 Beeruva Telugu
Tiger
Savaale Samaali Tamil
Kanchana 2 One song "Mottapayyan" and score
Vaa Deal
Pandaga Chesko Telugu
Massu Engira Masilamani Tamil One Song
Kick 2 Telugu
Sakalakala Vallavan Appatakkar Tamil
Saagasam
Bruce Lee: The Fighter Telugu
Sher
Akhil
2016 Dictator
Chakravyuha Kannada
Aarathu Sinam Tamil
Zoom Kannada
Sarrainodu Telugu
Dhilluku Dhuddu Tamil
Chuttalabbai Telugu
Srirastu Subhamastu
Thikka
Jaguar
2017 Shivalinga Tamil
Winner Telugu
Vaigai Express Tamil
Ivan Thanthiran
Thiri One song
Yaar Ivan
Veedevadu Telugu
Goutham Nanda
Mahanubhavudu
Raju Gari Gadhi 2
Jawaan
Golmaal Again Hindi One song
2018 Sketch Tamil
Gayatri Telugu
Achari America Yatra
Bhaagamathie
Bhaagamathie Tamil
Tholi Prema Telugu
Inttelligent
Chal Mohan Ranga
Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava 100th film
Amar Akbar Anthony
Happy Wedding
Kavacham
Orange Kannada
2019 Mr. Majnu Telugu
Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Telugu
Aruvam Tamil
Voter Telugu
Ayogya Tamil One song "Vera Level"
Magamuni
Prati Roju Pandage Telugu
Venky Mama
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo
Disco Raja
Miss India
Solo Brathuke So Better
2021 Krack
Eeswaran Tamil
Wild Dog Telugu
Yuvarathnaa Kannada
Vakeel Saab Telugu
Tuck Jagadish
Varudu Kaavalenu Two songs
Enemy Tamil Three songs
Akhanda Telugu
2022 Super Machi
DJ Tillu Background score
Bheemla Nayak [31]
Radhe Shyam Telugu

Hindi

Background score [32]
Ghani Telugu
Sarkaru Vaari Paata
Thank You  
Godfather   [33]
Prince   Tamil

Telugu

[34]
2023 Varisu   Tamil [35]
RC15   Telugu [29]
SSMB28   Telugu

Music videosEdit

Year Track Artist Language Ref.
2021 "Allu Arjun Rap Song" Roll Rida, Harika Narayan Telugu [36][37]

As playback singerEdit

Year Song Film Language Notes
2009 "Tharai Irangiya" Eeram Tamil
"O Meri Bhavri" Veera
2011 "Vaishali Vaishali" Mirapakay Telugu
"Malayoor Nattamai" Mambattiyan Tamil
"Nagarudhe" Vandhaan Vendraan
"Unnale Unnale" Osthe
2012 "Endhukoo" Bodyguard Telugu
"Duba Duba" Nippu
"Sir Osthara" Businessman
"Melukora Melukora" Love Failure
2013 "Edhirthu Nil" Biriyani
"En Aalu" Summa Nachunu Irukku Tamil
"Kajalu Chellivaa" Balupu Telugu
"Kathi Lanti Pilla" Naayak
2014 "Naari Naari" Aagadu
"Feel of Aagadu"
"Uyiril Uyiril" Vallinam Tamil
"Down Down Down Dappa" Race Gurram Telugu
2015 "Nuvve Nuvve" Kick 2
"Hormonil Thee" En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Tamil
"Ye Pilla Pilla" Pandaga Chesko Telugu
"Chuda Sakagunnave"
"Le Chalo" Bruce Lee: The Fighter
"Rock Your Body" Sankarabharanam
2016 "Anu Anu" Srirastu Subhamastu
"Vellipoke" Thikka
"Aunanaa Kaadanaa" Jawaan
2017 "Kiss Me Baby" Mahanubhavudu
"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" Goutham Nanda
2018 "Ninnila" Tholi Prema
2019 "Kopamga Kopamga" Mr. Majnu
"Yennellako" Venky Mama
2020 "Kotthaga Kotthaga" Miss India

AccoladesEdit

South Indian International Movie Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Other awards

ReferencesEdit

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