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Music Profile: M.M. Kareem

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Music composer M.M. Kareem’s name sounds more like a magic chant than a name. Though the name sounds as fresh as his music, he has been around a long time. Down South, he has composed under the name M.M. Keeravani for Telugu films and Maragathamani for his Tamil projects

M.M. Kareem composed music for the Telugu-Hindi bilingual movie Criminal starring Nagarjuna and Manisha Koirala. The number Tu mile dil khile aur jeene ko kya chahiye sounded good but the music faded with the film, which was a flop. We then heard his music in Jism. Both the film and the music were hits. Kareem had arrived.

He is now working on Paheli starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji. He is a well-known name in the Southern music industry and works from Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai depending on the project. The Bhatt family seems to have ‘adopted’ him. He carved a niche for himself in Bollywood through Bhatt films like Jism, Zakhm, Criminal and Rog. Kareem says that the Mahesh Bhatt likes his music and the duo work very well together.

He also strayed into the ‘arty circle’ by composing the music for Sudhir Mishra’s Is Raat Ki Subaah Nahin.

Kareem’s journey to success has been long. After much hardship, his music for Ramoji Rao’s Manasu Mamata brought him the fame and recognition he craved for. Since then, he has composed for 178 movies in 15 years in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

He is looking forward to Rajiv Babbar’s Kasak and a Tanuja Chandra project along with some Telugu movies. Handling many projects keeps him from getting bored, he explains.

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He favorite music composers range from R.D. Burman and Kishori Amonkar to K.V. Mahadevan and M.S. Viswanathan. He loves ghazals. He believes in Swami Vivekananda and Osho – to live by a goal and celebrate is what he aims to do with his life. He seems to be doing just that with his music.

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Viewer(s) Comments
M.M.Kareem's music is different and as excellent as it could be.I place him above ar rehman and the
others,to me he is at par with shankar jaikishan,op nayyar and rd burman.his music touches my heart
.i wish he gives more and more music in as many films as possible so that we hear music in its subli
mity
jk mehta,new delhi 6/19/2012 4:02:47 AM
Salam to all from Pakistan, i am looking for mr. kareem's duet song for such a long time can somebod
y help me find it. it was in the audio album of "6 art movies" forget the song and movie name. plz p
lz plz help.
waseem akhter 3/30/2012 6:36:52 PM
just what to thax you for the song tu mile dil khile its so refreshing !
Najeeb 4/4/2011 6:57:37 PM
yours songs is gret sir
shuaib 1/23/2011 9:56:18 PM
SIR: all songs from ZAKHAM & JISM,are rare hindi songs which still rules my Heart...
RUDRA MISHRA 10/31/2010 8:48:12 AM
sir you just rock i love your music
amanullah mudassir 10/13/2010 11:51:51 AM
Excellent work in ROG,and JISM
pradeep 8/13/2010 2:28:17 AM
sir with respect and honour i would like to say that u have given lots and lots to the music industr
ies and i hope you keep doing the noble work and spreading the harmony of love and rhytmn...sir can
u plz plz give ur email id for my inspiration bcz i love singing and i kindly want your inspiration
thanks
dipankar 6/18/2010 11:11:43 AM
dear sir, i am Joshua keyboard player brother. how are you sir, we need your phone number to contact
you. i have asked basha many times, he refuse to give. we are more interested to play for you. we l
ove you. our number 9710526708, 9710612692
joseph 1/19/2010 4:15:22 PM
sir .my self yunusabas and i am a story and lyrics writer and i want to work with us i hope u udista
nd my aim
yunusabbas 1/9/2010 11:13:16 AM
MM Kareem is among the finist composers of all time in subcontinent music and his compositions are t
he biggest prove of it. You are never tired to listen his music again and again.
Dr. Ramzee 10/1/2009 3:20:40 AM
Please send me a link of PEHLI NAZAR MEIN D IL DE DIYA HAI TUMKO MAHOBBAT MEIN O JAANE JAAN songs
gopal 8/12/2009 3:14:00 AM
hi sir u r superb i like ur all songs. but song maine dil se kaha dhoond laana khusi is ultimate....
... wish u all the best in ur life
sushant daksh 7/19/2009 3:29:10 AM
Hello Sir,How are you? This Swamy.N from Pune,Maharastra. Your song "Pehli Nazar Mein Dil De Diya Ha
i" am so crazy about this song,could you please send me the link to download this album... Pls do me
this favour,I really would be thankful to you. Thanks & Regards, Swamy.N
Swamy N 7/7/2009 10:39:28 AM
dear sir, i have heard all of your hindi compositions with full of confidence i can say you are t
he god of music. none of the music directors are anyway near your height. the kind of intensity and
soul and life you can give to the song is simply wonderful. keep giving us more soulful songs as you
have ever given. god bless you Thanks -Vivek
vivek vyas 5/30/2009 12:50:20 AM
please send me your music album pehli nazar main from year 1996 for all songs or dowload your abov
e album in songs.pk side
namita 5/14/2009 2:38:59 AM
PL SEND ME PEHLI NAZAR MEIN SONGS OF MM KAREEM
NARESH 5/12/2009 6:59:03 AM
I LOVE U YOUR VOUCE IS VERY VERY VERY GOOD I LIKE IT SPECIALY JEEVAN KYA HAI THIS IS MOST FAVOURITE
SONG IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
SAEEDKHAN 5/6/2009 11:51:05 AM
Please send me a link of PEHLI NAZAR MEIN D IL DE DIYA HAI TUMKO MAHOBBAT MEIN O JAANE JAAN for down
load this song
NAVEEN 5/1/2009 2:52:12 AM
Please send me a link of PEHLI NAZAR MEIN D IL DE DIYA HAI TUMKO MAHOBBAT MEIN O JAANE JAAN songs
amit 3/27/2009 12:55:00 AM
Tu mile that was best
Abdifatah 3/25/2009 8:59:35 PM
Pls. send me Pehli Nazar mai album. i m really appreciate if you send me this album
Rakesh 3/22/2009 11:15:13 AM
great,,,,
m.m.aziz 3/17/2009 6:19:13 AM
great,
m.m.aziz 3/17/2009 6:18:30 AM
I HEARD BUT ONE OF UR SONG THAT I FIND MANY OF TIME BUT FAIL T O FIND ACTUALLY I DON'T KNOW THE MOV
IE NAME BUT I KNOW THAT IT IS SING BY U . SIR IF U CAN SEND ME T HIS SONG THEN I WILL BE THANKFULL
TO U. SONG IS JA RAHI AYE HAWA SHOOR TAO NA MACHA PHOOLON KO AA RAHI HAI NINDYA SIR IF U UNDERSTAN
D MY SONG THAT I NEED THEN PLZ PLZ PLZ SEND IT TO ME ON MY MAI L ADDRESS OR OTHERWISE TELL ME THE S
IDE FROM WHERE I FIND OR DOWNLOAD UR THIS SONG. OKAY BYE ALI 8/18/2007 3:19:50 PM Dear
Ali the song u have asked here is not composed by MM Karim, that song is composed by A R Rahman & m
ovie is Duniya Dilwalon Ki sigers are S.P.BALASUBRANIAM, SONU NIGAM & DOMINIC. In future plz do s
ome research b4 posting like this & no one was here to correct this mistake.
RYN 2/12/2009 1:07:27 AM
hello sir how are you all? i so much miss you all.
rathinavel.t 1/28/2009 6:04:43 AM
Mr. MM.Kareem not the just music director he is a extra odinery music director..about him nothing to
say just i want to Salam..take care
syed yousuf ullah 1/5/2009 3:57:24 PM
i need the song pehli nazar me 1996 sung by mm kreem & anuradha paudwal.
rajendra tandon 12/26/2008 5:36:29 AM
i fond of ur music i great fan of ur music u r agreat singer
NITESH RAMWANI 8/12/2008 11:31:49 AM
Kreem is such a fantastic music composer. I am amazed by this low profile music director with his hi
gh profile music. Chalo, Tumko ( from JISM) is my favourate. Hats off to Kreem!
Mohan Murti 8/12/2008 11:20:26 AM
Sir, I am Anagha Dhomse.I am student studying in SYBA & learning music from past 8 years, ltaking
education from Pandit Achyut Joshi & Padmashree Padmaja Phenani Joglekar.Sir can u send me your emai
l id.My id is anagha.dhomse@gmail.com.I want to mail you my demo songs.
Anagha Dhomse 5/21/2008 2:25:47 PM
Please mail me your Phone No.- Mobile No. and Postal Adress. at Chennai.
K.V. BAROT 5/13/2008 12:50:35 PM
sir; i like your music . sir im from a very small town of rajasthan. and i belong to a middle cl
ass family sir i want to become a music composer.for this what will i have to do.
hitesh hira 4/29/2008 11:05:39 AM
hi sir ur very good at traditional and western ur mixing is excellent snd mathrudevobava site
rajesh 4/28/2008 6:38:01 AM
sweet voice
suma 4/10/2008 6:09:05 AM
Hi Sir, I realy like your voice very much. especialy i like this song very much (PEHLI NAZAR MEIN D
IL DE DIYA HAI TUMKO MAHOBBAT MEIN O JAANE JAAN). I am finding this song but i have not found this
song. IF somebody has this song then please send me at my email id raman_samy2003@yahoo.com. I Will
be very greatful to that person. Thank you Raman
Ramanpreet Singh 3/21/2008 1:46:14 PM
u r simply superb.. can u plzzzzzzzzzz send me all songs of matrudevobhava... i jus love those songs
but dint get them..... plzzzzzzzz sir.... plzzz
havisha 3/14/2008 7:22:33 AM
Sir, I lik ur composings... I hear al kinds of music composed by you.. I lik to meet u personnaly..
wil it be possible for us.... can u send me songs of matrudevobhava... please atleast raali poye p
uvva song...
rama krishna 1/23/2008 3:34:47 PM
Sir, I'm Lyricist. I want to meet you. kindly let me know haw I can contact you.
Rajan Badyal 11/25/2007 7:38:02 AM
Sir, I dont boost of having heard all songs composed/sung by Mr. M.M.Kreem but which ever songs i h
ave heard i have enjoyed from the bottom of my heart. Would be greatfulIf you could send me the si
te where i can download the songs conpose/sung by him.
Maya 9/6/2007 11:26:36 AM
your a fugly beast
samantha 8/29/2007 6:01:06 PM
HI SIR, I LIKE ALL OF UR SONGS THAT I HEARD BUT ONE OF UR SONG THAT I FIND MANY OF TIME BUT FAIL T
O FIND ACTUALLY I DON'T KNOW THE MOVIE NAME BUT I KNOW THAT IT IS SING BY U . SIR IF U CAN SEND ME T
HIS SONG THEN I WILL BE THANKFULL TO U. SONG IS JA RAHI AYE HAWA SHOOR TAO NA MACHA PHOOLON KO AA
RAHI HAI NINDYA SIR IF U UNDERSTAND MY SONG THAT I NEED THEN PLZ PLZ PLZ SEND IT TO ME ON MY MAI
L ADDRESS OR OTHERWISE TELL ME THE SIDE FROM WHERE I FIND OR DOWNLOAD UR THIS SONG. OKAY BYE

ALI 8/18/2007 3:19:50 PM
i like your music in all songs specialy music in awarapan banjarapan movie of jism & sur if you alw
ays give to music us then we listen always your music.
rakesh kumar dohare 7/10/2007 1:37:47 AM
Please mail me at n318908@yahoo.com.
Narayan 10/9/2006 10:21:03 PM
Hi , I have an album of a movie( Hindi) in 1996, majority of the songs were sung by Mr Kareem, som
e how I lost that album and for got the name of the movie, but I frequently miss those songs, could
you please send me list of movies he sung before 1998.
Narayan 10/9/2006 10:20:27 PM
your music is great and melodious to listen.
jagadish 6/21/2006 12:20:18 PM
He is a marvelous composer and very typical singer. I liked his the "Telusa Manasa" sung by him and
"Rali poye puvva" in 'MATRUDEVOBHAVA' is of its kind.
Gopi Krishna 5/23/2006 6:14:55 AM
the best no words to decribe his voice or music!
jasmine 2/24/2006 3:54:47 AM
i love the film {sur} and the music of the film encourage me to play violin
Dr Varun 10/11/2005 12:56:01 PM
its wonderful to know about this creative man. I am hopeful the bollywood will some of the very orig
inal compositions for kareem. sanjay patel
sanjay patel 10/1/2005 3:53:37 PM
dear mr.m m kreem i m a big fan of urs can u give me ur email id.mine is ravirobin@rediffmail.com
ravi 8/14/2005 4:03:23 PM
Hi, sir u mentoned his name as mm.kareem which was wrong his name in bollywood is MM.Kreem.
amarnath 7/19/2005 11:15:18 PM
i like to listen old hindi filmi qawwalies
JAVED AHSAN 7/6/2005 6:08:42 PM
All the songs in the film SUR, were ,marvelous...a very talented composer. His malayalam composition
"tharalitha ravil" from the film "sooryamanasam" was an evergreen hit...wish u all the best
RAHUL BANJADE 7/6/2005 9:38:27 AM
Hi Abhijeet you are an excellent singer and I like all your songs. U R LIKE SONU NIGAM I like u and
sonu both of u.Im ur fan I want too met u one day it is my dream. Wish u all the best in future a
nd I hope all ur dreams come true. Take care With love urs RAHUL BANJADE
RAHUL BANJADE 7/6/2005 9:37:28 AM
All the songs in the film SUR, were ,marvelous...a very talented composer. His malayalam composition
"tharalitha ravil" from the film "sooryamanasam" was an evergreen hit...wish u all the best
tony jose 7/3/2005 9:40:02 PM
KEERAVANI IS NOT ONLY MUSIC COMPOSER HE IS GOOD SINGER ALSO, REALLY I LOVE HIS MUSIC SPECIALLY 4 TEL
UGU & HINDI MOVIES
D.M.M.Rao 7/2/2005 6:28:00 AM
KEERAVANI IS NOT ONLY MUSIC COMPOSER HE IS GOOD SINGER ALSO, REALLY I LOVE HIS MUSIC SPECIALLY 4 TEL
UGU & HINDI MOVIES
D.M.M.Rao 7/2/2005 6:26:17 AM
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kopopklu 7/1/2005 12:00:48 AM
M.M. Kreem
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