Mickey J. Meyer

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Mickey J Meyer
Origin Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation(s) Film composer, music director, singer
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, violin, piano
Years active 2005–present

Mickey J Meyer is an Indian music composer and singer known for his works predominantly in Telugu Cinema, and few Kannada films. An alumnus of Trinity College of Music, His Light music is noted for being a harmonious blend of traditional Indian music and Western instrumentation. He has received two Filmfare Awards South, and two state Nandi Awards for the Best music Direction in hits such as Happy Days and Kotha Bangaru Lokam.

The success of Happy Days led to remakes of the film in Kannada and Tamil and Mickey was retained as the music director for both movies (Jolly Days and Inidhu Inidhu respectively)[1] marking his entry into other Indian film industries. Following this breakthrough album, he composed the score and songs for the Telugu films Hare Ram and Kotha Bangaru Lokam which slowly established him in the Telugu film industry and he second time received the best music director award Kotha Bangaru Lokam at the two major Telugu film award ceremonies (Filmfare Awards South, Nandi Awards) won consecutively.

He then delivered two musical entertainers Leader and Maro Charitra. He was one of the four music directors for Anaganaga O Dheerudu, composing the song 'Chandamamala'. He composed the title song for the Maa TV serial Yuva. Mickey has composed music for Life Is Beautiful for Sekhar Kammula, Routine love story for Praveen Sattaru, and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu for Srikanth Addala. His work for the title track of Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu was widely appreciated by critics as well as audience. After Routine love story he again worked with Praveen Sattaru for a Telugu anthology film Chandamama Kathalu where his Background Music is appreciated by Critics. His work in both Chakkili Gintha and Mukunda especially his Background Music got critical acclaim. Later he again joined with Dil Raju for Kerintha and Subramanyam For Sale.

Early life and education[edit]

Mickey J Meyer was born and brought up in Hyderabad, India. He attended St. Marys college in Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. He started learning violin and piano in his childhood. He is also trained in Carnatic music. After his fifth standard, he got into the most prestigious Trinity College of Music, London. He graduated from the eight-year music course in 2002.

Early career[edit]

Mickey has stated that he became addicted to music because of A. R. Rahman who he hails as an inspiration and his most favourite musician and whose music he grew up listening to mostly.[2][3] He decided to become a music director after graduating from Trinity College. He approached Tammareddy Bharadwaja who gave him his first break in the form of Pothe Poni (2005). This was succeeded by 10th Class (2006) and Notebook (2007). Thereafter, he was signed by Sekhar Kammula for the film Happy Days, which received widespread acclaim and was considered one of the best albums of the year.[4][5] He received the best music director award at the three major Telugu film award ceremonies (Filmfare Awards South, Nandi Awards and CineMAA Awards) for the film. It was also the first film for which he composed the film score too.

Discography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2005 Pothe Poni Telugu
2006 10th Class Telugu
2006 Notebook Telugu
2007 Happy Days Telugu Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director
Winner, CineMAA Award for Best Music Director
2008 Hare Ram Telugu
2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam Telugu Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
Winner, Nandi Award for Best Music Director
2009 Ganesh Telugu
2009 Inidhu Inidhu Tamil Remake of Happy Days
2009 Jolly Days Kannada Remake of Happy Days
2009 Cheluvina Chilipili Kannada Remake of Kotha Bangaru Lokam[6]
2010 Maro Charitra Telugu
2010 Leader Telugu Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2011 Anaganaga O Dheerudu Telugu Only one song; "Chandamamala"
2012 Life is Beautiful Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2012 Routine Love Story Telugu
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Telugu Nominated; Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Telugu)
2014 Chandamama Kathalu Telugu
2014 Chakkiligintha Telugu
2014 Mukunda Telugu
2015 Areyrey Telugu
2015 Kerintha Telugu
2015 Subramanyam For Sale Telugu
2015 Buguri Kannada
2016 Brahmotsavam Telugu
2016 A Aa Telugu
2016 Okka Ammayi Thappa Telugu
2016 Untitled Srinu Vaitla - Varun Tej film Telugu
2016 Shatamanam Bhavati Telugu
  • The films are listed in order of the music release, regardless of the film release.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mickey's on a song". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Mickey J Meyer". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "'I want to compose a song with A R Rahman singing it'". Rediff. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Symphonic 'Happy Days' tops Telugu music charts". nowrunning.com. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Telugu movie review – 'Happy Days'". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  6. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/kannada/news/2009/cheluvina-chilipili-remake-270709.html

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