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Mungaru Male has all tongues wagging. We decided to check on Mano Murthy, the music director, and ask how all this success has been treating him. Here"s what he had to say…
How had the success of the film especially the music made you feel?
Quite exposed! But trying not to lose focus.
You are a highly successful corporate entrepreneur too. Having managed to follow your passion for music and achieve success, how do you manage to maintain the balance?
Quite easily now since I am no longer in the hi-tech field and am completely devoting all of my time to music and loving it!
Onde Ondu Sari&Anisithude Yako Hego, Mungaru Male are by large the favorite songs from the album. What are yours?
Invanu Galeyanalla and Mungaru Male.
Which modern day musicians do you look upto- consider your role model/godfather?
I grew up with the music of SD Burman, RD Burman and Madan Mohan, whom I consider to be my role models. Of the present day composers my favorites are Ismail Darbar and Shankar-Ehsan-Loy.
How would you rate Kannada film music today? Would you say it is modernized or has it kept its charm?
You should direct that question to the listeners.
What are your upcoming projects? With whom will you be working in the future?
Working on a handful currently.
You, like Preethi Prema Pranaya playback singer Ramprasad, have turned to a corporate career rather than pursuing music full time. After achieving success with Mungaru Male, did you consider pursuing it full time?
I am full time into music after Amrithadhaare.
You have also branched out into film production. Will be seeing Mano Murthy, the film producer soon? What has been your progress in that area?
What would you like to say to your fans and listeners who have made the film"s music a success?
I would like to thank all my listeners and I will continue to do the best that I can.