Mani Sharma used to be the king of Telugu Cinema music during late nineties and early 2000s. He has delivered many chartbuster songs and modern day classics during his prime.
His music for Chiranjeevi, Mahesh and Balakrishna movies was sensational. The veteran lost the track with the raise of Devi Sri Prasad and his protégé Thaman.
But Mani Sharma bounced back to form with iSmart Shankar and is suddenly back in the game again.
With Devi Sri Prasad failing to live up to expectations and Thaman doing many movies at a time, directors are falling back on the experienced Mani Sharma.
He has been finalized as the music director for Chiranjeevi-Koratala film and Venkatesh's Asuran. He is also being considered for Balakrishna-Boyapati film.
He has Fighter with Puri Jagan and also Red with Ram besides the above mentioned biggies.
Music directors usually don't get an opportunity to bounce back once they are forgotten. But Manisharma's experience and his tremendous track record with the background score is landing him big opportunities again.