Saturday, July 4, 2009

Raveendran Master's Melody Songs

Born 1943
Origin Kerala, India
Died March 3, 2005
Occupation(s) Film composer, music director
Instrument(s) Harmonium
Years active 1979 – 2005


M. Raveendran (also known as "Raveendran master") was a popular Malayalam and South Indian music composer. He was always referred to as the aristocratic music director of Malayalam who had a distinctive style of his own.
He composed more than 150 films primarily for the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He also composed a few albums including Vasantha Geethangal. He died in Chennai following a cardiac arrest. He was also suffering from cancer.

Early life

Born in Kulathupuzha in Kollam in 1943, Raveendran joined The Swathy Thirunnal Sangeetha College, Thiruvananthapuram after completing his formal schooling. He learned music along with noted singer K.J. Yesudas. Poverty in the family did not present him any ‘colourful’ days in his childhood. But he took those ‘dismal days’ positively and as a stepping stone for the 'hard' days ahead in his career as a sing
er and musician.
Kulathoopuzha Ravi (before changing his name to Raveendran) earlier had tested his vocal cords for 30 odd songs under various noted music directors including Baburaj. But he could not go on with the singer tag for long. Lack of opportunities in the field made him a dubbing artist and a singer in an orchestra troop. Then he turned to scoring music.
He has composed many soulful melodies. He started h
is career as a playback singer in the 1970s and evolved as one of the foremost music directors in South India, composing about 1,500 songs in 450 films, in addition to a number of light music and devotional albums.

Musical career

The famous playback signer K. J. Yesudas, a former classmate, altered the course of
Raveendran's life by persuading him to compose songs and thus he become a music director.
Director J.Sasikumar, commissioned Raveendran to score the music for "Choola"(1979). The song "Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kannerumayi…"], sung by Yesudas, became a superhit. Ever since that time, Raveendran ruled the roost of Malayalam film music with several super-hit songs.
Melody incorporated with the aspects of Carnatic music were the hallmark of his songs. By the release of Thenum Vayambum (1981), Raveendran made his mark in the film field. The songs, "Thenum Vayambum…", "Ottakambi naadham…" are still highly sought-after songs for Malayalees.
A few among Raveendran’s best songs were in films like ‘Thenum Vayambum’, ‘Amaram’, ‘His Highness Abdullah’, ‘Ayal Kathaezhuthuthukayanu’, ‘Nandanam’ 'Rajashilpi', 'Bharatham', 'Aaramthampuran'. Especially the song 'pramadavanam veendum' of the movie 'His Highness Abdullah' was one of the most adored songs of that time.He shared a close relationship with famous actor Mohanlal.
Raveendran has composed many soulful melodies in the 1970s and evolved as one of the foremost music directors in the South India, composing about 800 songs in 150 films, in addition to a number of light music and devotional albums.
His last composition was 'Kalabham'. It was released in 2006 soon after his death.His most remarkable films are....
  • Choola
  • Aadhyathe Anuragam
  • Aakashakkottayile Sulthan
  • Aashamsakalode 1984
  • Aattuvela 1997
  • Aayilyam naalil 1988
  • April 19
  • Aye Auto
  • Aham
  • Aayirappara 1992
  • Abhimanyu 1999
  • Achante Kochumolkku 2003
  • Adholokam 1988
  • Aduthaduthu 1984
  • Agni Nakshathram 2004
  • Ammakkilikoodu 2003
  • Apr-19 1996
  • Ayal Kadha ezhuthukayannu
  • Belt Mathai
  • Bhoomi Geetham 1993
  • Bhoomika 1991
  • Butterflies 1993
  • Brahmarakshassu 1990
  • Chaithanyam 1995
  • Chambakkulam thachan 1992
  • Changatham
  • Cholliyattam 2005
  • Customs Diary 1993
  • Chiriyo Chiri
  • David David Mr.David 1988
  • Deshadanakkili Karayarilla
  • Dhanam
  • Druvasangamam 1981
  • Eagle 1991
  • Ente tution teacher 1992
  • Enganeyundashaane 1984
  • English Medium 1999
  • Ente hrudayathinte udama 2002
  • Ente Nandinikuttikku 1988
  • Ezhuthachan 1994
  • Gaanamela 1991
  • Gandakavyam 1991
  • Geetham 1986
  • Geetham sangeetham 1994
  • Greetings
  • His Highness Abdullah
  • Idavelakku shesham 1984
  • Ilamurathamburan 2000
  • Illathe kilikkoodu 1996
  • Ithiri poove chuvanna poove 1984
  • Kaakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam1995
  • Kizhakkunarum Pakshi
  • Kadinjool Kalyanam
  • Kalabham 2006
  • Kalippattam 1993
  • Kaliyil Alpam Kaaryam 1984
  • Kallanum policum 1992
  • Kalyanapittennu 1997
  • Kamaladalam
  • Kanmadam 1998
  • Kannoor 1997
  • Kasthoori 1980
  • Kaushalam 1993
  • Kayyum thalayum purathidaruthu1985
  • Kinnaram 1983
  • Kottum kuravayum 1987
  • Krishna pakshakilikal 2002
  • Kuttettan 1990
  • Lal Salam 1990
  • Maayamayooram 1993
  • Manase Ninakku Mangalam
  • Mainakam
  • Malayalamaasam Chingam Onninu1996
  • Marikunnilla Njan
  • Prasnam Gurutharam
  • Attakalasam 1984
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
  • Uncle Bun
  • Neelakkadambu
  • Soorya Gayathri
  • Ayirapara
  • Vishnu
  • Arayannangalude Veedu 2000
  • Saivar Thirumeni
  • Thenum Vayambum
  • Yuvajanotsavam
  • Thammil Thammil
  • Rajasilpi
  • Sukhamo Devi
  • Tharattu
  • Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary
  • Oru Maymasa Pulariyil
  • Chambakulam Thachan
  • Thachiledathu Chundan
  • Amaram
  • Bharatham 1991
  • Mazha
  • Venkalam
  • Mazhayethum Munpe
  • Mizhi Randilum
  • Aaram Thampuran
  • Pallavur Devanarayanan
  • Nandanam
  • Vadakkumnathan

Awards

A recipient of a National Award for Bharatham, he had also received several state awards.

Downloadable songs :Click on songs




Family

He was married to Shobha and has three sons. His eldest son Naveen Madhav is a playback singer in Tamil film and twin sons Rajan Madhav, a film director and Sajan Madhav, a music composer in the Telugu film industry.




Downloadable songs :Click on songs

Aramthampuran :

Amaram :

Chambakulamthachan :
His Highness Abdulla
April 19
Ayirapara
Arayannangalude Veedu
Aey Auto
Aham
Ayal Kadhayezhuthukayanu
Abhimanyu
Achante Kochumolkku 2003
Aduthaduthu 1984



 

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