Mohan Sithara is a Malayalam music composer who made his debut into movie world in 1986. Since his childhood, he was deeply interested in music. At the age of 14, he became an expert violinist, and he began his music career as a violinist. He joined a music troupe ‘Mohan Sithara’ and got his name credited as Mohan Sithara too later in his career. Later he engaged himself playing violin with leading music composers such as M G Radhakrishnan, Shyam, etc. He even played orchestra in music composer Perumbavoor G Raveendranath’s film ‘Thoovanathumbikal’ which became a hit. 

As an independent music director the first film for which Mohan Sithara composed music was ‘Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare’ and still a famous song from this film ‘ Raree Rareeram Raro Raree Rareeram Raro is a popular and sensitive tel >> Read More... ’ remains a hummable one even today. The essence of his every composition is always a melody tune. He always prefers to give a touch of melody to every tune he composes. He does not understand how he visualizes his song composition but always feels that notes always float in his head, and they gradually shape up as music sheets.

Mohan Sithara has never composed any music for any film thinking that the song would ever become a chartbuster. But as he enjoys melodious tunes, the tune surfaces in his head and mind, and he gets into a mood to compose a hearty music. The composer has spent over three decades in the music industry but still he feels that he is a student of music. He makes it a point to listen to the works of many veteran music composers too as this makes him learn something even from their compositions. 

Mohan Sithara wants to remain in touch with trendy music too hence this is the one reason he admits that many of his compositions does have a western style of music too. He chose to give a western flavor to many of his songs just because children prefer Western music a lot. Besides keeping in mind the younger generation’s preference, he also feels that today’s musicians should borrow what is good in East and West. He thinks about the musical situation in a movie and feels the music has to blend with the kind of scenes that is needed in the movie. 

Mohan Sithara has adapted classical and Carnatic music too in his musical compositions. Singers like K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, Sujatha Mohan Sujatha Mohan (Sujatha or Baby Sujatha) is one of >> Read More... , Madhu BalakrishnanJyotsna Radhakrishnan, Swarnalatha, Sheelamani, Biju Narayanan Biju Narayanan is a well-known Malayalam playback >> Read More... and many other singers have sung for his compositions. He has received theSstate Film Critics Award twice and one Filmfare award for his composition. In the year 2000, he received Kerala State Film Award for the Best Music Director for the film ‘Sufi Paranja Katha’.
 

Mohan Sithara is married to Beena and has two children. His daughter Mobina has sung some songs for music that was directed by him and she is married. His son is an upcoming music composer and came out with some musical albums too.

M. G. Radhakrishnan Malayalam Actor

M. G. Radhakrishnan

Born on 29 July 1940, in Alappuzha district, Kerala, Malabar Gopalan Nair Radhakrishnan (M.G. Nair) is a classical music director and even a vocalist, who is considered as a senior most musician in Malayalam movies. . His father was a renowned music composer and harmonium player and mother was a Harikatha exponent. His brother M.G. Sreekumar is an eminent playback singer in Malayalam cinema and his sister K. Omanakutty is a renowned vocalist too. Malabar Gopalan Nair was a classmate of renowned singer K. J. Yesudas.  Gopalan’s journey began as a composer in Akashvani  in Trivandrum. Soon he joined All India Radio as a music composer and was given a chance to hold a 15-minute program in AIR, which became a favorite. He forayed into musical journey as a singer in the film ‘Kallichellamma’(1969).  He rendered the song ‘Unniganapathiye’, which was composed by K Raghavan, His debut as a musical composer was for the film ‘Thampu’ (1978). But he shot to  fame composing songs ‘Mouname Mouname’ and’ Kudayolam Bhoomi’ from the film ‘Thakara’ (1980).  Gopalan is well known for giving first break to singers like Sujatha and G. Venugopal through his non-filmi songs. He also introduced singers like K.S.Chitra and M.G.Sreekumar to film music. Both Chithra and Sreekumar received the National Awards for rendering songs under his composition. Even eminent singer S.Janaki rendered the most melodious songs “Mauname” in the film ‘Thakara’ and “Natha Nee Varum“ in the film ’Chamram”.  Gopalan has scored great music for director G.Aravindan and later composed songs for Fazil, I.V.Sasi, Priyadarshan, Bharathan etc. He has been active for more than 28 years as a music composer in films and has scored music for over 100 films. Many of his films received national film awards too. They include "Manichithrathazhu", "Peruvazhiyambalam","Thambu" & "Kummatti" etc. He passed away on July 2, 2010, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Aby Tom Cyriac

Aby Tom Cyriac (D.O.B- 23 June 1989) is a Malayali music composer, famous among the younger lot of musicians. Apart from composing, he arranges and programs music as well. He is also an exponent of instruments like guitar, drums, and keyboard and sings songs as well. His works have earned him a very good reputation among the music directors of various film industries across India. Aby was born to Cyriac Thomas and Shaji Cyriac in Kanjirappally, Kottayam in the state of Kerala. As a child, he was hugely interested in music. He started working with choir groups in the church while he was just in the fifth standard. It was there that his interest in music rose. He started exploring more when he was introduced to Fr. Sebastian Vechookarottu, a priest and also a musician. These experiences of his childhood had a huge influence in shaping up his career. While doing his Bachelor of Commerce degree, he got his first opportunity to showcase his talent for music in films. After that, he continued contributing to many leading music directors and composers and has never looked back. His work is not just limited to the Malayalam industry. He has also worked with composers from Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries as well. His vastness in arranging and programming music can be gauged from the fact that he has worked for more than 200 films and more than 100 jingles, which is extremely commandable. He debuted as a solo music composer with the Malayali movie “Second Innings” in 2013, but some technical error stalled the release of the movie. He then composed for the super hit Malayalam movie “Pavada” in 2015. The success of “Pavada” opened up a lot of doors for him, landing him more interesting and exciting projects. He is a blooming music composer in the Malayalam film industry and a great find for the Indian music industry as a whole.

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Aby Tom Cyriac Malayalam Actor