Mani, now at the age of 77, is a consultant and advisor to many present-day music directors of Tamil cinema. So what does the veteran think about today's film music? “It has gone too mechanized but the orchestration has developed well,”
Quite a precise summary of today's film music. I did not know he still acts as a consultant and advisor to music directors. May be some of the film songs with interesting carnatic flavor are created with input from him. Next time someone encounters him, please ask which movies he had consulted for.