My background score for ‘Bedurulanka’ is one of the best in my career: Mani Sharma

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Hero Kartikeya’s hilarious entertainer ‘Bedurulanka 2012’ is going to be released in theatres on August 25. Produced by Loukya Entertainments as both a content-oriented drama and an entertainer, the film stars Neha Shetty of ‘DJ Tillu’ fame as the heroine. Directed by debutant Clax, the film is produced by Ravindra Benerjee Muppaneni.

Music director Mani Sharma’s work for the movie is going to be remarkable. He had a chit-chat with the film’s hero Kartikeya and director Clax.

“‘Vennello Aadapilla’ was conceived to be shot in night time on a boat in a romantic manner. After I pitched the concept, Mani Sharma garu came up with a lilting tune within 15 minutes. It was the first tune to be finalized. Listening to it, I got goosebumps that day. I can’t think of any other tune and mood. It’s perfect,” Clax said, adding that the ‘Melody Brahma’ is the easiest composer to work with. “He believes that the composer’s work becomes swift if he understands what is in the director’s mind,” Clax said.

Mani Sharma believes in molding himself in the light of the director’s vision. “I did ‘Bedurulanka’ because I fell in love with the director’s vision, the situations he conceived, and the mood he tried to create. Some themes in ‘Bedurulanka’ are some of the best in my career. Each of the 7-8 characters has got an entirely different score/theme. I enjoyed doing this film every bit,” the ‘Pokiri’ and ‘Kushi’ sensation said, adding that the film is different in terms of the story and drama. The makers are planning to release the themes on YouTube for the benefit of music lovers and the film’s audience.

‘Dongode Doragadu’ adds to the versatility of the album. “There is another song that comes in the climax. Director was adamant to have multiple variations. Doing this film was a learning experience since the characters are varied and the associated emotions are many. I also used silences to the maximum effect,” Mani Sharma said.

Clax is in admiration of Mani Sharma’s dedication levels. “Despite being an established name, he worked as though this was his debut. I had visualized the film as an entertainer. But his music brought a new interpretation to the table. The interval block gives a high. The perspective from which the composer saw the story was different. He enhanced the story and took it to the next level,” Clax said, raising a toast to the iconic composer. One of the songs is written by Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry.

Mani Sharma has a rare track record of introducing fresh voices to the Telugu audience. Udit Narayan, Hari Haran, Sukhwinder Singh, and Shreya Ghoshal, among others, enlivened his music decades ago. For ‘Bedurulanka’, the composer roped in a fresh female voice for ‘Vennello Aadapilla’ (Harika Narayan).

Kartikeya’s admiration for Mani Sharma has always been special. “As a school-goer, I remember how much I enjoyed dancing to the ‘Ramma Chilakamma’ tune from ‘Choodalani Undhi’,” the ‘RX 100’ actor said.

‘Bedurulanka’ is one of the most-awaited films on the trade front. It recently closed lucrative theatrical deals. The promotional activities have begun in earnest. The core team of the dramedy are gung-ho!

Cast:

Kartikeya, Neha Sshetty, Ajay Ghosh, Raj Kumar Basireddy, Goparaju Ramana, ‘Auto’ Ram Prasad, LB Sriram, Surabhi Prabhavathi, Kittayya, Anithanath, Divya Narni and others.

Crew:

Fights: Anji, Prithvi Raj; Costume Designer: Anusha Punjala; Editing: Viplav Nyasadam; Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharamashastry, Kittu Vissapragada, Krishna Chaitanya; Production Designer: Sudheer Macharla; Co-producers: Avaneendra Upadrasta & Vikas Gunnala; Executive Producer: Durgarao Gunda; Cinematography: Sai Prakash Ummadisingu, Sunny Kurapati; Music: Mani Sharma; Dance: Brinda Master, Moin Master; Producer: Ravindra Benerjee Muppaneni; Written & Directed by Clax.