January 21, 2010 Y. Sunitha Chowdhary
Telugu film industry has very little choice, they are hunting for talent from Chennai and Mumbai, if your compositions are fresh and appealing it is not difficult to make a place here says young music director Anil who worked for Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, Ninne Nedu Repu, Gamyam and is waiting for the release of Kalavar King.
Born in Rentachintala in Guntur, Anil completed engineering from Vasavi in Hyderabad and went to Belgium to do MBA. He worked as a sound engineer in Belgium and learnt the technical aspects and concepts behind the making of music. Thereafter he came out with his album which impressed Mickey J. Meyer that landed him a chance to compose music for Sambhavami Yuge Yuge.
Anil says there is none amongst his people who has a knowledge of music, he belongs to a family that's into business but it's his mother who made him listen to music right from his childhood and he himself was surprised when he resolved to make music his career one fine day.
He adds, "Somehow..I started analyzing and felt that a particular song could have been composed in a better fashion. That's when I wanted to cut my album. I feel really good that Seetharama Sastry got the Nandi and Film Fare for the lyrics. There's been no looking back after that."
Anil says he took a break for a year and a half as his father was sick and passed away in the summer. He now wants to focus on his career. He is also learning piano and says music relaxes him, it something divine. He asks, "Wonder how people do things simultaneously..listening to music and also chatting. I don't like to be disturbed when I listen to music..there should be silence."
He laments the piracy of music that is rampant on the website and feels that there is no solution for that. Music companies are not dependent on CD sales, their money generation has changed on account of this, they are dependent on the radio channels. "I keep telling my producers to reduce the price of CDs to Rs. 10 so that people won't spend time downloading music for half an hour or one hour, they will be willing to buy the original CD for a small price," says Anil.
Anil likes Radhakrishna's music and avers that his music sounds classical however he claims his strong point is composing music for love stories.