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
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 ‘
’ 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’, ‘
’, ‘Twenty:20’, etc. Some of the prominent composers for which he has written lyrics include
, M. Jayachandran, Vidyasagar,
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 ‘
’ and in 2010, he again wrote for a successful film ‘
’. 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.