Vidyadharan Master is a Malayalam music composer who began his career in the 1980s. He has, so far, given music composition for nearly 125 popular songs in Malayalam cinema. Many veteran singers like S. Janaki, K. S. Chithra, K. J. Yesudas, Jency,
, and M. G. Sreekumar have given voice to notes that he composed in the movies. His first break came in the movie 'Aagamanam'.
His next project was in the year 1983, when he bagged contract for two movies, 'Ashtapadi', and 'Veenapoovu'. In the year 1984, the Malayalam movie 'Ente Gramam' released. The film had musical score by Vidyadharan. In the year 1987, he composed music for four Malayalam movies. In those days, there used to be maximum four to five songs in a film, and hence, the music composer managed to compose only two or four songs in the project he received. He had never compromised on quality, and his songs were very classical. The composition was also of very high standards. Although the composer did not compose music for many movies in Malayalam cinema, he strengthened South Indian classical music by composing songs for devotional albums.
He has given music for the maximum number of devotional songs, which were mostly private albums. Some of the compositions of his songs in movies were high-standard and it required master voices of Yesudas, S. Janaki, K. S. Chithra, and even M. G. Sreekumar. He belonged to the old traditional style of music and has even composed music for folk songs. If one hears a couple of songs sung by veteran playback singer Yesudas, one can easily feel that his standards in this music industry are of high quality.
His songs, 'Chandanam Manakkunna', 'Nashta Swargangale Ningalenikkoru', and 'Kalpantha Kalatholam' were all high-pitched songs, and only Yesudas has matched the scale. The music composer has composed music in Noolappam' (2016), and 'Ithinumappuram' (2015).