Anil Panachooran is an eminent film lyricist in Malayalam cinema. He is a lawyer by profession but even lives on the income from his lyrical and poetic work in cinema. Many of his songs have romantic themes and are liked by audiences. 
Anil was born in Kayakulam on 20 November 1965. The singer completed his studies from Kerala Law Academy Law College in Thiruvananthapuram and Kakatiya University in Warangal. He shot to popularity with film ‘Arabikkatha’ which was directed by Lal Jose Best known in Malayalam cinema, Lal Jose is a film >> Read More... in the year 2007. This was his first assignment in his career. He wrote some prominent lines in the lyrics of the song ‘Chora Veena Mannil Ninnum’ which established him in cine world. His next assignment was the film ‘ Kadha Parayumbol Kadha Parayumbol is a movie based show which came >> Read More... ’ by M. Mohanan. He wrote lines such as ‘Vyathyasthanamoru Barbaram Balane’ in this film that was sung by Pradeep Palluruthy.

Anil has written lyrics for many movies of Mohanlal, Dileep, and Indrajith. These movies were blockbusters in those days. Some of the prominent films that released those days include ‘Madampi’, ‘Alibhai’,’ Minnaminnikootam’, ‘ Cycle Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, ‘ Mulla Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, ‘Twenty:20’, etc. Some of the prominent composers for which he has written lyrics include Alex Paul Alex Paul is a music director by profession in the >> Read More... , Mejo Joseph Mejo Joseph is a composer and actor, born on 28th >> Read More... , Gireesh Puthenchery Gireesh Puthenchery is one of the most prolific ly >> Read More... , M. Jayachandran, Vidyasagar, Afzal Yusuf Afzal Yusuf is an Indian Playback Singer, Composer >> Read More... , Suresh Peters No doubt he stays behind the scenes, but for music >> Read More... and Berny Ignatius, etc. In between 2007-2009, he wrote lines for as many as 11 films out of which nine films fared very well at the box office. In 2009, he wrote lyrics for highly grossed films such as ‘ Daddy Cool Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ and in 2010, he again wrote for a successful film ‘ Cocktail Click to look into! >> Read More... ’. In 2011, another film of Mohanlal released which was ‘China Town’. In this film, he wrote lyrics for music composer Jassie Gift.

In a few Malayalam movies, Anil has not only acted but even sung. Audiences have seen him in a cameo appearance in films like ‘Yathra Chodikkathe’(2015) in which he has written lyrics for three music composers who were given credit for the score in the film. He has written several poems, and some of them are used in films too as lyrics. 

Anil believes that since he is an independent lawyer he gets ample time to write poems and lyrics.

Gireesh Puthenchery Malayalam Actor

Gireesh Puthenchery

Gireesh Puthenchery is one of the most prolific lyricists of Malayalam cinema. Over the last two decades, he has penned about 2000 songs that had been just like a poetic flow out of his mind. He has won the Kerala State Award seven times, of which four were given to him for consecutive years (2001-04). Besides being a lyricist, he tried his hand even as a screenwriter. He was successful in scripting story for four films of which ‘Pallavur Devanarayanan’ (1999), ‘Vadakkumnadhan ‘(2006), and ‘Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku’(2004) were the average success in the box-office. He was born on 1 May 1961, in Kozhikode. He has worked for about 328 Malayalam films. This lyricist had a good association with two music composers, and they were Vidhya Sagar and Raveendran respectively. His song “Pinneyum pinneyum aar”, for the movie ‘Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu’ (1997), was composed by Vidyasagar and it was an example of a good poetry which no other lyricist in Malayalam cinema could have written at that time. The team of Vidhya Sagar-Gireesh went on to produce many other hit songs such as ‘Aaro viral meettee” from the film “Pranayavarnangal”. ‘Karimizhi kuruviye’ from the film ‘’Meesa Madhavan’’, Then ‘Oru kunju poovinte’ from the film “Chandranudikkunna Dikkil” and ‘Oru rathri koodi’ from the film “Summer in Bethlehem” etc. Apart from Vidyasagar, Gireesh also shared a rapport with one more composer Raveendran. Many actors and music directors have often stated that Gireesh is the best lyricists produced by the Malayalam film industry. His teaming up with music composer Raveendran gave popular hit songs such as ‘Kalabham tharam’ from the film "Vadakkumnathan’’ which released in 2006 and had Mohanlal and Padma Priya in a lead role. Earlier, the team Raveendran-Gireesh had worked wonders with the song ‘Harimuraleeravam’ from the movie “Aaram Thampuran” which released in 1997 and had Mammootty and Manju Warrier in lead roles. In 2002, “Nandanam” which was the most critically acclaimed movie, the popular songs of the film were written by Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by maestro Raveendran. The songs were on a chart for weeks and the song ‘Karmukil Varnante’ became highly popular. Gireesh had also shared the good rapport with composers such as M. Jayachandran & Issac Thomas Kottukapally for film ‘Kathavasheshan’, M. G. Radhakrishnan for film ‘Devasuram’, Ilaiyaraaja for film ‘Kathavasheshan’ and M.Jayachandran for the film ‘Madampi’. Many of his songs such as “Amma Mazhakkarinu" and "Kalyanakacheri" from the film 'Madampi ' and the song "Vande Mukunda Hare" from the film ‘Devasuram’ were chartbusters. Especially, the song ‘Vande Mukunda Hare’ picturised on Oduvil Unnikrishnan, is considered the most dramatic scene in the film. That was the magic of Gireesh Puthenchery , who could even write the theme of a movie through his songs. While he made his first song in his career was for the film ‘Chakravaalathinappuram’ (1998), his first hit songs were from the movie ‘Johnny Walker’(1992) and his last movie was ‘Cassanova’ (2012). He passed away on 10 February 2010 due to brain hemorrhage leaving his wife Beena and two sons Jithin and Dinanath in much grief.

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Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri

Kaithpram Damodaran Namboothiri is a famous Malayalam Lyrist, Actor, Singer, Writer and Music Director. Born on January 1st, 1950 in village Kaithpram, he is also a famous performer of Carnatic music. His father is Keshavan Namboothiri who is widely known as Kannadi Bhagavatar, known as the disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar. His mother is Anjali Antharjanam. His preferred language of performance remains to be Malayalam. He has completed music and acting at the school of Natyagruha. His wife is Devi Antharjanam who is the daughter of actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. His kids are Deepankuran and Devadarshan. Deepankuran has also sung for Desadanam and many more songs for various films. One of his first ventures as a lyricist was "Devadundubhi Sandralayam” which came out in the movie Ennennum Kannettante. He has said to have written lyrics for more than 300 films. His acting ventures included acting in films like Aaryan, Swathi Thirunal and much more. The interesting part is that in most of these ventures he has played the role of either a singer who is classically trained or a semi-classical singer. His first film as a music composer was Desadanam which came out to be a huge success and was widely acclaimed. His books of poetry and prose are loved and appreciated. His songs are usually about love and deeply set emotions which appeal to people. He has also performed in many concerts and shows. Also known as a legend, he has won many national awards. He is currently the Managing Trustee of Swathi Thirunal Kala Kendram which is a famous music school situated at Kozhikode. He is also known to be a Music Therapist as he says music can give you so many natural therapies and takes many such sessions in the entire  Kerala.He has won Asianet awards and also Kerala State Government Awards.

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Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri Malayalam Actor