SS Thaman made a promising debut with Ravi Teja's Kick and then he took off like a storm with his unique sound. Ragada, Dookudu, Businessman, Mirapakay, Anjaneyulu, Greekuveerudu, Race Gurram and several others, made him a busy music director.
But his songs quality diminished after a while due to him handling multiple projects and he lost the race for top position to Devi Sri Prasad, who was in a direct battle with Mani Sharma, till then.
Mani Sharma lost his touch in the start of 2010's and Thaman seemed to be a replacement but Devi Sri Prasad improved on some of his shortcomings and the Rockstar ruled the roost.
Now, the tide has turned on DSP. The music director is facing criticism for his tunes and fans are expressing disappointment about his beats and regular tunes.
In the meantime, Thaman found new energy to resurge with Tholiprema and he is making a strong comeback to the Top. He is taking over the projects that are usually reserved for Devi Sri Prasad too.
Boyapati Srinu likes to work with DSP but he chose Thaman for his all important comeback film with Balakrishna. Thaman is also preferred for next Mahesh Babu's film with Vamshi Paidipally says sources.
Mahesh has been continuously working with Devi from past 5 years, since 1Nenokkadine, with two exceptions. As Sarileru Neekevvaru audio is not being able to stand in comparison with Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo audio, next film of Mahesh could be going to Thaman, it seems.
Also, Thaman is in great form as Venky Mama, Disco Raja, Prathi Roju Pandage and Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo songs, teasers are being talked about a lot. All of them are sounding unique and different from what Thaman usually delivers.
On Contrary, last big hit album from DSP is Rangasthalam and Mahesh fans are still not convinced with Maharshi audio and are not in awe of Sarileru Neekevvaru two singles. Well, Thaman is again clawing back to the summit while Devi Sri Prasad seems to be in desperate need of an inspiration.
New music directors and other language composers like Anirudh Ravichander are also becoming a threat to both the composers but Thaman seems to be gaining from all this at the moment while DSP is still not able to stamp his authority.
Will DSP also face the fate of Raj-Koti, Keeravani, Mani Sharma who seemed invincible at one point of time in Telugu Cinema music and quickly got sidelined to one or two big projects or will he resurge? Let's wait and watch..,err..,listen may be!