It all started with Chronic Bachelor
some years back. It was new life for Malayalam Cinema music and Deepak
in particular, as he was on the verge of giving it all up by selling his Keyboard as “nothing exciting was happening in his career.” But, as fate would have it, every time he tried to sell off his keyboard, it came back to him, as the guys who bought it couldn’t cough up the money that they had promised him! He was trying to sell off his precious Keyboard for the umpteenth time, when Siddique
, of Siddique-Lal
fame spotted this bright talented youngster in a U.S tour and put him on the pathway to stardom. Thereafter he has not turned back. From the times when he used to play for A.R Rahman, Anu Malik, Sandeep Chowta, Vidyasagar and M.M Kreem
he has transformed into a promising music director in Malayalam, and has given a new whiff of life for Malayalam film music with films like Chronic Bachelor, Symphony, Udayananu Tharam, Naran, Lion
etc. He is also the main judge in the ongoing Super Singer
show on Amrita T.V
. Melody is his forte and simplicity in arrangements, is his signature. All his songs are marked by technical excellence in the quality of voices, tones and sibilance. The song Thumbi Kinnaram
(my most favorite one from deepak) from Naran is an example to his skills. He is a very choosy music director and does full justice to whatever project he takes up. Deepak, Alphonse and M. Jayachandran are the present and future of Malayalam Cinema music!
I have tried to sing Swayamvara Chandrike
, one of his melodious duets along with Meera Manohar
. Meera, whose mother tongue is Tamil, and in spite of having difficulties in singing Malayalam, gladly accepted the challenge and spent hours in learning, recording and re-recording the song. The result is here to see. I do am amazed by her sincere efforts.
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