D.Imman’s Success- A Story Of Self Confidence and Uniqueness
Music director D.Imman
is easily one among the top 5 music directors in Kollywood today. But
he has not reached the top spot very easily. Basically there have been
two kinds of music directors in Tamil films. Some will turn heads
towards them with their debut, go on making wonders in the next few
films and reach the top spot within three or four films in their career.
Another category will be destined to struggle a lot to prove their
worth. Many of their tremendous efforts would even go unnoticed in the
process of climbing up the ladder.
The followers of Tamil Cinema will easily know under which category Imman will fall. Officially the composer's debut film is Vijaystarrer Tamizhanthat released in 2002. Prior to TamilanImman had worked for the film Kadhale Swasam which never released. Such unfortunate is the start of his success story. However Imman's first album Tamizhan was a chartbuster.
In a span of 12 years Imman has worked in many films and a decent number of them are hit films. His songs for the films Whistle, Giri, Thalai nagaram, Marudhamalai,Kacheri Arrambam made to the ipod track list of many young listeners but the turning point in his career came with the film Mynaa. If the path breaking love story by Prabhu Solomon was a super hit so is the album composed by Imman.
offers started flooding in and his work for films like Manam Kothi
Paravai and Sattai were appreciated by many. Again a Prabhu Solomon film
in Kumki pushed Imman's career to new levels. The film made it to the
top of the year 2012 in collections apart from garnering enormous
critical acclaim and the songs made wonders in the audio market.
after this Imman remains affordable to small budget film producers. If
this is a quality that is a rare to be found in a composer at the peak
of his career it should be seen as the outcome of his clear
understanding of what elevated him to this position today.
Post Kumki, Imman got to work with Suseenthiran directed Vishal flick Pandiyanadu
and the composer ensured a musical hit with that action packed flick.
This made him join with a star as big as Vijay, after a gap of 11 years
inJilla and the songs for the Nessan directed flick are still topping the charts.
this is something done by his formers and peers, here comes a unique
talent of Imman. He has unearthed the crooning talent of many actors and
actresses. All of his songs sung by leading heroes and heroines have
been likened by music listeners cutting across sections. This not only
warrants the singing talent of the particular actor/actress but also the
composer's ability to choose the right song suiting the voice of the
Imman, tried this in Tamizhan itself. There is no surprise in making its lead hero Vijay who was already a well known singer to sing the 'Ullathai Killadhey' number. But having PriyankaChopra
a girl entirely new to the Tamil language sing a song is the testimony
for the composer's self confidence and earnestness to be unique. For a
debut composer, getting the consent from the makers for such a risky
idea itself should have been a herculean task. And at the end everyone
was happy with the outcome and success of the song.
also identified the singer in Siva Karthikeyan and made him sing the
super hit Oodha coloru Ribbon in Varuthapadadha Vaalibar Sangam. The
success of the song is evident in the anchor turned actor singing a song
composed by Anirudh in his upcoming film Maan Karate as well.
Nambeesan may be a renowned play back singer in Malayalam but in Tamil
she was known only as a actress before Imman made her croon the peppy
'Fy fy' song inPandianadu.