Music Composer S Thaman Boosts Pay After Akhanda’s Massive Hit
Music composer S Thaman is currently riding the success of Akhanda’s soundtrack which was released in December last year. Having spent fourteen years in the music industry, which has seen him experience his share of ups and downs, Thaman is undeniably at the peak of his career right now.
Thaman’s recent music has reached new heights. He works hard to bring to life any film entrusted to him. Thaman has provided music for films featuring some of Tollywood’s top stars including Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Junior NTR and Chiranjeevi.
Akhanda, the action thriller, marked Thaman’s second collaboration with Nandamuri Balakrishna and director Boyapati Sreenu. In an interaction with the media, Thaman at the time said Akhanda’s music was different from his other projects because a lot of research was done to understand the nuances of Aghoris’ life. He had to ensure that the musical instruments and lyrics used for the Aghora episodes in the film were sufficiently authentic. He also confirmed that due to the delay in the release of the film, he was given the opportunity to update the background music according to new trends.
The soundtrack turned out to be a big hit and more because of the amazing background music. He received the maximum success of his entire career for Akhanda’s soundtrack. And now, following the success, Thaman has increased his compensation. His salary, which was in lakhs until now, has now increased to crores. While it still charges less for lower budget films, for bigger ones it now charges up to Rs 1.5 crore.
Thaman recently composed Radhe Shyam’s background music with Prabhas and Pooja Hegde.
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