Mohan Sithara is the son of noted Malayalam music composer Mohan Sithara, who was an exceptional Harmonium and Veena player. Mohan Sithara has composed innumerable hit songs in Malayalam movies, and had been active in the industry since 1986. He has a sister named Mobeena, and his mother's name is Baby. Vishnu Mohan Sithara is a budding singer and music composer in Malayalam movies.
He has predominantly worked in films with Indian film director,
Aneesh Anwar who is also a screenwriter and lyricist, and is known for his works in the Malayalam film industry.
Aneesh Anwar's film 'Zachariayude Garbhinikal' won two Kerala state Awards. It may be noted that Aneesh Anwar has made four movies so far. Vishnu's father Mohan Sithara has composed for Anwar's movie “Mullamottum Munthiricharum'' (2012) and later on, Aneesh picked up Mohan Sithara’s son to provide background as well as soundtrack music in his films. Vishnu Mohan Sithara has done exceptionally well in a few films that he has worked with.
He made his exceptional mark in music with film ‘Zachariayude Garbhinikal’ which is a Malayalam comedy-drama film written and directed by Aneesh Anwar. The film had a relatively new composer duo, Vishnu and Sharath who is the son and nephew of musician Mohan Sithara. The background score of the film was composed by
Prashant Pillai. The music of a song in the film, "Veyil Chilla," was noted for its similarity to Vangelis' theme "Conquest of Paradise." In the year 2015, he again worked with Aneesh Anwar‘s film ‘Kumbasaram:
The Confession’ which is a 2015 Malayalam thriller film, written and directed by Aneesh Anwar. This film got very positive reviews, and featured Jayasurya, Honey Rose, Vineeth, and Priyanka.
The young music director Vishnu Mohan Sithara scored the music for the film. Vishnu had debuted into music by singing in Aneesh's previous film ‘ Zachariayude Garbhinikal’. In addition to Vishnu's music, the film impressed everyone with a brilliant story, narrative and amazing performances by the actors. In the year 2017, n composed music for Aneesh Anwar's fourth project titled '
Basheerinte Premalekhanam' which had
Farhaan Faasil and
Sana Althaf in lead roles.
In this movie, there were five soundtracks which were sung and composed by Vishnu. Vishnu sang three songs. Out of three songs two were solo tracks which included the numbers like "Penne Penne" for which the lyricist was Harinarayanan B.K. Another solo song "Sumbharani" sung by Vishnu was written by Arshid Sreedhar. Another two solo numbers " TV" and "Laila Laila" were sung by Anwar Sadath and Salih Haneef. The multi-singer track titled "Pranayamanithu" was sung by Vishnu Mohan Sithara, Sachin Raj, Joyesh Chakraborty, and was penned by R. Venugopal.