Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Aug 02, 2008
Google



Metro Plus Kochi
Published on Mondays & Thursdays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | NXg | Friday Review | Cinema Plus | Young World | Property Plus | Quest |

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi    Madurai    Mangalore    Pondicherry    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

My first break -- G.V. Prakash Kumar


How it happened

I used to play the keyboard in my school band. When I was 16, I got my first break to do a jingle for Radio Mirchi’s first anniversary which became a super hit. I was slowly moving to creating music. I was contacted by Vasanthabalan who directed Veyil. When director Shankar who produced the film saw the jingles I had done for various companies, he was impressed and made me the music director of his film. The film was a hit and bagged the National Award, Film Fare Award and the Tamil Nadu State Government Award. It was also shown at Cannes. This got me recognition.

How it felt

I was happy but I did not rest on my laurels. I’m a person who always thinks about the next step. Then came Polladavan and Kireedam, which boosted my image and made me a saleable music director. The songs were appreciated and people began to talk about me in the industry. These films were followed by Oram Po, Kalai and Vellithirai. In the meantime, I did a Telugu film Ullasanga Urchaganga which was released recently and it also became a super hit.

How life changed

Life has become tougher. Even the small things you do become news. All eyes are on you. People expect me to do something in every movie. After the release of Kuselan’s music, expectations have risen. This is not a problem but I’m not able to do anything on my own now. I was 16 when I did the Radio Mirchi jingle; 18 when I did Veyil; and now when Kuselan is being released I’m 21. But I’m yet to give my best. Each day is a learning experience. Now I’m working on Angadi Theru, Ananda Thandavam, Seval and Vettrimaran’s untitled film.

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi    Madurai    Mangalore    Pondicherry    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | NXg | Friday Review | Cinema Plus | Young World | Property Plus | Quest |

MP Theatre Festival  2008


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2008, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu