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33 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
MMMs Tribute to Mani Ratnam on Completing A Silver Jubilee As A Director with PS-1
Continuing from MMM's previous Mani Ratnam episode where we discussed his filmography upto Thalapathi, Raghav and Vignesh take you all on a sneak peak into this maverick director's phase of films post Kannathil Muthamittal for a specific reason. We exchange our thoughts on the characters in the movies, analyze the potential reasons as to why certain movies dint get a wider reach, comparisons with previous classics of Mani Sir's work or Box Office Success, Influence of Social Media on the movies performance etc. Do tune into our latest episode where we emphasize on how our favorite director has evolved as a filmmaker and continues to make great content that connects and stays in our hearts and minds making each movie a timeless classic! Team MMM covers their huge list of expectations for them and also a take on how the audience need to perceive this Magnum Opus of Kollywood Cinema, a long long dream which is finally hitting the screens on 30th September 2022- Ponniyan Selvan-1. Enjoy your Experience in the Big Screens in IMAX!!
29 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
Yuvan Shankar Raja Special: What The Music of U1 Means To Us
After a hiatus, team MMM are back to take you all down on a very special place with this episode; as we get to discuss someone's work who is a common favorite among myself & Vignesh: Yuvan Shankar Raja! Countless songs, albums that have remained etched in our hearts & playlists, the songs that is a common binding factor for both of us & ofcourse the ode to U1s mesmerizing ability to produce some of the finest BGMs to make the movie watching experience even memorable; we have got everything covered in this very personal & special birthday special tribute to U1! For those who haven't heard much of Yuvan's work or else for the listeners who want to revisit some of his iconic work, hope this episode would be the propelling factor! From team MMM, here's wishing Yuvan Shankar Raja a happy birthday & looking forward to lots more memorable music from the talented & versatile music director!!
15 minutes | Jun 25, 2022
From Coke Studio to Playback Singing: A Heartfelt Conversation with Singer Faiz Mustafa
Its every aspiring singer's dream to get an opportunity to work along with legends like AR Rahman! The guest for this momentous episode in MMM's journey as a podcast: Singer & Vocalist, Faiz Mustafa has been around ARR's music troupe and recently proved his mettle as a playback singer where he got the chance to sing with his idol; 'ARR Uncle' as he fondly calls him in 'Heropanti 2' through the soulful; 'Rehnuma'. A fascinating experience for all fans of AR Rahman is to get to know how it is to work with the 'Mozart of Madras' and through this episode, two huge ARR fans; Vignesh Sankar and Nivas get to interact and have a heartfelt, candid conversation with someone who has immense potential and who sure will make waves in Kollywood/Bollywood! Faiz is MMMs most prized, celebrity guest and it was good to get his perspective on AR Rahmans music, mentorship, experience of working with him on Coke Studio Season 3(where Faiz was amongst the youngest contestants on the show) and a lot more! A special mention needs to be given to Anish Thomas who has been a valueable asset for MMM, a well-wisher who has really edited this episode so well that the final outcome is top notch & exceptional!! For all music buffs and especially for anyone who has been touched even little by ARR's music over the years, this episode gives you a peak into what it is to work with & be a part of the music journey of the one & only AR Rahman!! Enjoy listening to this episode which we as podcast are going to cherish for a long, long time!
57 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
Dissecting The Filmography of a Non Linear Film-Maker: Lijo Jose Pellissery
The audience who watch today's cinema want something refreshing and engaging with every movie. OTT has given exposure to the movie buff's to explore various content in different genres and languages. In today's episode for which we do not have a structure or a defined flow just like his movies, we have a discussion on a filmmaker in Malayalam Cinema who makes it innovative interms of his storyline, screenplay without any structure and a non-linear screenplay - Lijo Jose Pelissery or LJP. We discuss his evolution before and after Angamaly Diaries, his signature shots, music in the movie, wierd and whacky characters.Joining us in the discussion is our podcast brother Anish Thomas who is also an ardent movie fan especially of LJP. Go ahead and tune into our episode to know who LJP is and explore his movies if you love Cinema as an art and game for watching something refreshing and out of the box !
63 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
A 'Verithanam', Candid Conversation on 'Thalapathy' Vijay & 'Isai Puyal' AR Rahman ft Nivas
2022 Tamil New Year is special for all the 'Thalapathy' Vijay fans worldwide and movie buffs in general as they are gearing up for Vijay' s Beast. We at MMM have a candid conversation with Nivas (NivasPokkiri on Twitter & Nivas_Rahmaniac on Instagram) on a deadly combination that has given us listeners some of the most memorable albums & background score from 2004 onwards; Vijay & AR Rahman.! Nivas makes his debut to Podcasts with us and what better start for a Fanatic of both these 'Amazing' names from the Indian Film Industry. At a click of a button on his Twitter handle and Instagram page,you would know his Passion and Love for both 'Thalapathy' Vijay and ARR ! Do tune in as we talk about all the Films in this combination - The Chartbusters, songs that deserves more recognition & the Background Scores. We wish all the Listeners a very Happy Tamil New Year 2022 or Happy Beast Day !
25 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Valentine's Day Special: A Personal Take on Some Iconic Tamil & Malayalam Movies & Songs
Valentine's day is all about memorable moments with your loved ones and we from MMM feel a discussion on Movies and Music will surely make it an even more special experience! Do tune into this Valentine's day special episode by Nisha & Vignesh dedicated to some of their favorite romantic songs and movies from Kollywood & Mollywood over the years that holds a special place in their hearts! From the recent sensational 'Hridayam' to the evergreen 'Alaipayuthey', we travel on a memorable lane and hope you get your dose of 'Oxytocin' a.k.a the love hormone. Wishing all the listeners a very Happy Valentine's day 2022 !
64 minutes | Jan 29, 2022
Musically Yours: Romantic & Soulful Melodies Of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Probably the only Musical Trio in Bollywood, who are fondly called as 'Amar, Akbar & Anthony' of Bollywood Music; Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are the protagonists of this really nostalgic & special live musical episode! From 'Dil Chahta Hai' to 'Dil Dhadakne Do', SEL as they are fondly called have produced some scintillating soundtracks that remain special till date! In this very personal, candid episode which is a tribute to the soulful & romantic melodies of SEL, its my pleasure to welcome back to MMM a huge Bollywood buff & an ardent fan of this musical trio; Aishwarya Verma(Insta ID: Aish_Rhythm) ! In such challenging times, we at MMM would want to transport you in a nostalgic journey comprising some of SEL's most special & magical melodies! Hopefully this would bring joy to all the listeners, enjoy listening!!
49 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
ARR'S Timeless Music: Revisiting Our Favorite AR Rahman Songs Across Decades
January 6th marks the birthday of one of the finest musicians in the world; AR Rahman! We at MMM find it extremely memorable & thrilling to kick-start the new year, 2022 by sharing our favorite song from each decade; 1992-2000, 2000-2010 & then 2010 onwards! In this special birthday episode to 'Mozart Of Madras', myself, Vignesh and our mandatory guest about ARR; Varun Ravichandran will take you down the fabulous and magical journey of this composer's journey! From the lightness in the music that characterized this musical director's journey in the 1990s, to the sheer perfection he offered in the 2000s and then to him experimenting with the basic structure of the songs in the phase post 2011 onwards , we have got it all covered! On that musical note, here's wishing 'Isai Puyal' AR Rahman a fantastic birthday and looking forward to some great albums from him in the coming year!!
55 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
2021 Wrapped Special: Bollywood Music In The Year Gone By
It has been a truly different year; that could well be split up into two halves. The phase leading upto June-July and then onwards. Lot of good content has come up on OTT platforms and the biggest crowd-puller from Bollywood once theaters opened up was Rohit Shetty's 'Sooryavanshi' that featured his Cop Universe as we got to see 'Simmba' & 'Singam' make their presence felt ! As far as Bollywood Music goes, there has been a pleasant, gradual trend seen in the re-emergence of OST's. The last 3-4 months of the year have given us some beautiful albums that have a beautiful mix of melodies & fast paced songs! There have been some interesting trends seen in Bollywood Music in the past one year with prominent artists like Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Sonu Nigam & Udit Narayan starting their own music labels, thus heralding a culture of independent music that could gain lot prominence in the coming year! For all the listeners, this musical is going to take you down a beautiful journey; right from 'Shershaah', 'Mimi', 'Atrangi Re' , 'Sooryavanshi' to '83' & 'Radhe Shyam' we have got every album covered in a rather unique, interesting connect to our podcast MMM as we celebrate crossing the outstanding achievement of crossing 1,00,000 plays/streams in early December, 2021! On that joyous note, enjoy this look back into Bollywood in the year gone by and see you all next in the new year, in 2022!! Here's wishing all the listeners of MMM a Merry Christmas & a fabulous and successful year ahead! Disclaimer: The songs played in podcast Episodes belongs to the original copyright owners and we do not intend to claim ownership. The songs are played purely for the purpose of entertainment and we don't intend to misuse it for any reason, whatsoever.
92 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
MMM's Take On The Hits & Misses From Kollywood & Mollywood in 2021
It's December 2021, that time of the year where we at MMM present to you all in this year's end wrap special hosted by Vignesh featuring the insightful Anish Thomas (a frequent guest and well wisher for us) as they look back on the Movies & Series released across theatres and OTT in Kollywood & Mollywood! As movie buff's we are really privileged to watch some outstanding work this year and thoroughly enjoyed the different genres from both the industries. Both of them dwell into some of the misses or what could have been better for some of the movies & series. So listeners, do tune into this episode and let us know what worked and what did not for you guys. Anish and Vignesh had great thrill discussing these Movies & Series and presenting you their favorite songs, background score and dialogues blended with their candid discussion! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2022 from MMM !
43 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Musically Yours: The Definitive Playlist Of The Versatile Musical Duo: Vishal & Shekhar!
Bollywood Music post 2000s era was filled with some stellar & evergreen albums composed by AR Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Pritam to name some prominent Music Composers. This really immersive, special musical is dedicated to a Musical Duo whose work generally goes under the radar; Vishal-Shekhar! They have given the listeners some truly phenomenal & memorable songs that I am sure all Bollywood buffs would be aware of, such is their quality & recall value! To do this musical with me it gives me real joy to have onboard MMM, Pratik Varma an alumni of IIT Delhi, a huge KK fan himself and someone whose knowledge of Bollywood Music is something that's priceless! Join us as we take you all on a journey of Vishal-Shekhar's music journey so far; right from 'Jhankaar Beats' to 'War! And it's not too often that any music director have many chartbuster albums & complete soundtracks in their kitty. Here's hoping for more magical musical tunes from this rather unassuming, successful and among the favorite composers of our times; Vishal-Shekar! Disclaimer: The songs played in podcast Episodes belongs to the original copyright owners and we do not intend to claim ownership. The songs are played purely for the purpose of entertainment and we don't intend to misuse it for any reason, whatsoever.
62 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Power of Percussions: A Percussionist's Perspective on Music & More
What is percussion and it's value addition to a song or a tune ? What does it take to be a percussionist ? Tune into this extremely special musical episode and a personally satisfying experience for host Vignesh wherein he interviews his college mate Ramesh, who is a percussionist and plays the Drums for a famous Fusion Based band 'Hamsadhwani'. Put on your Headphones or switch on your Speakers, Relax & Enjoy this Musical Experience and conversation where Ramesh plays the percussion instruments for our listeners - Mridingam, Ghatam, Kanjira,Morsing,Konakkol & ends the episode on a HIGH by taking us on a musical trip with his Drums! For all music buffs & especially for listeners who enjoy the power of live music, this is going to be an out of the world experience!
63 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
MMM's Foray Into Tollywood: A Candid Trip Down Memory Lane of Tollywood Movies & Music
What is the Tollywood industry? What kind of Movies work and what doesn't for the audience? The Telugu movie industry has a mix of various genres - Fun filled Comedy entertainers, Rom Com's, Content driven subjects offlate and of course the mass masala movies. All of us have watched various movies from our childhood and hold some strong memories with some of them which connected with us at various stages of our lives i.e. School, College and the present Working phase. This debut Tollywood episode from Movies,Music & Memories is a dedication to revive those amazing, close to heart memories. We have our host Vignesh with Ikyatha as the guest, who is a journalist and content creator to discuss her favorite Telugu Movies, Scenes, Songs from the 90's to the present. She also gives us some great insights on how the Tollywood industry works and what is the expectations as an audience for the future upcoming movies. Do tune into this episode to listen to our fun filled, candid conversation with some favorite and the not so favorite Telugu movies which will surely make you travel on a memorable lane!!
80 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
'Rockstar' Anirudh Special: A Musical Carnival Of An Youth Icon & Sensation
What came to your mind when you first heard 'Why This Kolaveri'? Wasn't it very refreshing and energetic although it was supposed to be a soup song ? That one song changed the dimension of Kollywood music in an era where viral songs, number of views are in-thing! Ever since, Kollywood has been witnessing a new flavour of songs. Little did the audience know, the man behind those refreshing tunes will go places. It's none other than 'Rockstar' Anirudh! In this musical tribute to the 'Rockstar', we have three guests; Meghana, Subiksha & Vignesh joining me as we share our favorite songs & memories from the sensational music directors journey: From Moonu to Doctor we have everything covered as we promise to take the listeners down on a gala, fun journey! Here's to wishing the man who creates chance- eh illa types songs a very happpy birthday!! Disclaimer: The songs played in podcast Episodes belongs to the original copyright owners and we do not intend to claim ownership. The songs are played purely for the purpose of entertainment and we don't intend to misuse it for any reason, whatsoever.
56 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Musically Yours: A Celebration of the Amazing, Serene Voice of Atif Aslam!
We live in times where an Artist is boycotted due to his nationality. A sad phenomenon that has hit Bollywood buffs really hard in the past few years in a time when Bollywood Music is going through a rather weird phase in the past 4-5 years; lacking originality to a large extent. This special musical episode from 'Movies, Music & Memories' will take all the listeners down time to a decade of Bollywood Music from about 2004/2005 until 2015 when we all got to hear some really soulful, serene, pleasant melodies from various singers including the ones from across the border. An amazing voice who hasn't been utilized to his fullest by Bollywood is Atif Aslam. This is an episode dedicated to one of my favorite singers in Hindi Film Music! For those who are aware of his work its going to be a really pleasant experience listening to this curated playlist and for those haven't heard much of Atif's soulful voice this would be a really good way to discover his voice! Disclaimer: The songs played in podcast Episodes belongs to the original copyright owners and we do not intend to claim ownership. The songs are played purely for the purpose of entertainment and we don't intend to misuse it for any reason, whatsoever.
71 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Fantabulous Fahadh Faasil: Decoding The Phenomena, 'FaFa'
Arguably one of the finest actors in India currently, someone who let his eyes do all the talking, OTT Super-Star, 'Fafa' or Fahadh Faasil is a phenomena! Among the main reasons for people who are following Malayalam Cinema more in recent years is through his fabulous movies! This Ganesh Chaturthi, enjoy this deep-dive into the journey of Fahadh from the time where after his initial rejections, he left India for 5-6 years and then he came back with a vengeance! He has created his own unique, individual identity which has made him stand out and become a well respected, loved Pan-Indian star! His biggest strength is how he is able to convince audiences in any role provided to him across languages! Enjoy this fun-filled conversation hosted by Vignesh featuring Anish Thomas who provides and insightful, realistic lookback of 'FaFa' and his journey!
53 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
From Kollywood to Hollywood: A hardcore fan's take on the inspiring journey of Dhanush
From Kollywood to gaining prominence as a sole hero in Bollywood in movies like 'Raanjhana' & 'Shamitabh' to his foray into Hollywood, Dhanush's journey is inspirational and something everyone could relate to, from getting mocked at for his looks to ruling industries! Vigensh brings on Prasanna who is a hardcore Dhanush fan as they lookback at the two-time National Award winners journey from his earlier movies like 'Kaadhal Konden' to 'Karnan' & 'Jagame Thandhiram'! An actor who has managed to create a niche of his own with his relatable, middle-class looks is something that has made him stay in the minds & hearts of all Kollywood fans! Enjoy this conversation as Vignesh-Prasanna takes us back through the ups & downs of Dhanush's career to know what he means to both of them personally! Enjoy listening to this natural, heartfelt tribute to an actor who has got recgonition to Tamil Cinema as he was the one who launched the phenomenon called 'Anirudh' and we all had ' Why This Kolaveri Di' and as they say the rest is history!
95 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
MMM Turns 25! Independence Day Special: Saluting Our Covid Warriors, Our Doctors!
As we celebrate our 74th Independence, the focus rightly should be on the modern avatar of freedom fighters who ensured we got freedom from the British Raj; The Frontline Workers or Doctors. Doctors without whom we wouldn't be in a position to withstand & live through what has shaken up humanity: COVID-19. In a complete shift from what content we usually put out in this podcast, in this landmark episode, I had the privilege to speak to Dr Priya Ramakrishnan to get a Doctor's perspective of being on the ground, as they risk their lives day in & out to ensure we all can be safe & healthy.in these weird times. We also have Dr Sowmya & Dr Yashita sharing their experiences, takeaways and some pointers for all the listeners, as we are staring into an impending third wave of the deadly virus. Hoping that this enlightens all of us and helps us emphasize with & understand what the frontline workers have been enduring as we get to hear their personal views on a variety of important topics which matter to every individual or citizen.
73 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Dulquer Salmaan Special: A Deep-Dive into DQ's Illustrious Filmography
Dulquer Salmaan or 'DQ' is someone who is highly rated in Mollywood or Malayalam cinema. He ushered in the new dawn of Malayalam cinema post 2010, that saw us getting actors like Fahaad Faasil, Nivin Pauly & Tovino Thomas. DQ despite being the son of a nationally renowned and recognized actor like Mamooty didn't let that deter his acting journey. Dulquer has made his presence felt across industries like Kollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood! From a boy next door to an angry young man, he has mastered each role and left his mark! In this episode dedicated to Dulquer Salmaan's varied and interesting Th filmography, we have Vignesh pick the brain of an avid fan and follower of DQ's work: Anish Thomas! It's a really insightful look back into the journey of someone who has managed to carve a niche and make everyone look forward to his upcoming movies!
38 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Cousins Adda Special: Different Tastes, Opinions; One Common Bond- Bollywood Music
It's always a pleasure to talk about Bollywood Music, especially songs that are close to our heart and which are constantly part of our playlists. What makes this episode extra special is this involves a cousin's reunion; myself, Swathi & Keerthi! Each one of us have different tastes, opinions about a common bond or point of interest; Bollywood Music! While I am from the old school who prefers the good OST's composed by eminent music directors like ARR, Pritam, Amit Trivedi or Vishal-Shekhar and who likes simple & effective melodies to Keerthi's generation of listeners who enjoy Nuclea & Baadshah's kind of fast paced music, to Swathi who has very different choice of songs. something thats a niche in its own right! Here's presenting an unique, varied & mixed playlist for all the listeners to go back to as we present a varied list of songs and why we like them so much! Appreciate the good old Bollywood songs, and discover an artist who changed Swathi's perception of Bollywood/Indie music!!
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