Associating with Pawan Kalyan for Vakeel Saab gave S Thaman a lifetime memory. “The opportunity came to me through Trivikram Srinivas after Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo scored a musical hit. I’ve been longing to work with the Power Star for a long time. The first offer that came to work with Pawan Kalyan garu was when I was working for Ravi Teja-starrer Mirapakay. Gabbar Singh was in talks and the makers immediately called me whether I could give time for it. But it skipped from my hands due to a slight delay,” shared Thaman.
Elaborating further, the ace music director said, “Pawan Kalyan knew me from the sets of Kushi. But Vakeel Saab made the bond stronger; something that I’ve been waiting for. This is the right movie for me to put in as much creativity as possible after working with a slew of commercial hits.”
Incorporating singles into Vakeel Saab was not easy as the flick had little scope for songs. “For a movie of this scale, Vakeel Saab is very true to its storyline. Very rarely such movies take shape. Background score is going to stand as the highlight in the movie,” he adds.
Ask him how different would Vakeel Saab be compared to the Hindi original flick Pink and Tamil remake Nerkonda Paarvai? Thaman says, “However big the movie Pink was, the aura and popularity of Pawan Kalyan would overshadow it. It’s a prerequisite to not miss giving commercial touches while dealing with such movies. Director Venu Sriram is meticulous in handling these projects as he ensured that Vakeel Saab appeals to larger audiences with commercial elements without deviating from the main plot,” Thaman adds.
Ace music director in the south, Thaman doesn’t believe in number game and says, “A movie’s success depends on all remaining 24 crafts as much as music. I don’t take my success to head and failures to heart. In the end, your work speaks all,” says the music director.
After a long spell of uncertainty, the music industry is abuzz with activity post lockdown and musicians couldn’t wait to come up with creative singles. “The music industry is a huge sector. Film producers get their first returns with songs whenever a movie gets released. Post lockdown, I’m happy that Telugu songs have become a massive hit. Take the example of Uppena and now Jathi Ratnalu, there’s a lot to cheer up for musicians to come with trendy singles,” he adds.