M.G. Sreekumar is a playback singer from Malayalam cinema who had sung in many Indian languages. With a career of over 30 years, his melodious voice was considered as a substitute voice for actor Mohan Lal. In the 1980’s and 90's, he sang countless melodious songs that were lip-synched by Mohan Lal on the screen. He became a part of Mohanlal-Priyadarshan gang that helped him to be the official voice of Mohanlal. Later on after 2000, Sreekumar was distracted from playback singing for Mohan Lal as new playback singers were chosen to the voice of Mohan Lal. But it was again after many years the team of Priyadarshan- Mohanlal- MG Sreekumar, was back in another venture ‘Oru Marubhoomi Kadha’ in 2011. He was lucky to make a comeback as a playback singer with this movie for Mohan Lal and Priyardarshn. He was also lucky that his friends Priyadarshan and Mohan Lal had not given up on him, and gave him musical success with every films that resumes his long innings as a great playback singer in Malayalam screen. Aside from Mohan Lal, he also sang many numbers for actor Dileep and Jayaram too. Remember MG Sreekumar also composed music for Priyadarshan's award winning Tamil film Kanchivaram? 

This singer got two national awards for his playback in his career. Once he got for a song “Nadha Roopini’ which was picturized on Mohan Lal for his film ‘His Highness Abdulla” (1990). In 1999, he got another national award for film ‘Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum’ for the song "Chanthu Pottum". Malayalam star Mohan Lal is one of the most natural actors to have graced the screen. He is spontaneous, lively and expressive, and there was something very refreshing about his every role, hence when Sreekumar sang for him – this became on a deadly combination. This singer has shown equal mastery and musical aesthetics while handing classical songs in other films too. The versatile playback singer had a depth of his musical knowledge and had handled the toughest of the songs with consummate ease. Every song that he had rendered will speak more on musical sensibilities that had emotive musical expression too. This singer was born on 25 May, 1957 in Haripad, Kerala. His family had a tradition of classical music, and his brothers are too singers and music composer in the industry. He also appeared as an anchor for musical reality TV shows for the younger generation( SaReGaMA and Star Singer Star Singer is a musical reality series which got >> Read More... ).

P. Jayachandran

P. Jayachandran is a South Indian playback singer. Often, he is also affectionately called the Bhava Gayakan in the industry. This singer had worked in close collaboration with A R Rahman and even Illayaraja. With Illaryaraja, he had given numerous popular hits in Tamil movies, and he even sang a Hindi song for an A R Rahman’s composition. For a Malayalam movie’ Pennpada’ that released in 1975, a song that he had sung is considered to the first composition of A R Rahaman. This singer also had given his voice for music composer M S Viswanathan, who is also known as ‘Mellisai Mannar’ in Tamil cinema. In 1985. He is also one -time National award winner for playback in the year 1986. In Tamil cinema, he has rendered some soulful numbers such as ‘Raasaathi Unna‘ for the film like ‘Vaidhegi Kaathirundhaal’ and "Mayanginen Solla Thayanginen’ for film 'Naane Raja Naane Manthiri’. There are numerous melodious tune of Ilayaraja in which he has given his golden voice.    This playback singer can catch the notes of Mridangam, and this could be the reason why he was a favourite for Illaryaraja. He has mastered the art of playing Mridangam at a younger age. He cruised his way to perfection due to a support of his mother Subhadra Kunjamma, who was a great music lover, and her inspiration had paved the way for P Jayachandran to blossom into a playback artist in no time. He has also sung a Hindi song with Bollywood’s most prolific singer Alka Yagnik. He has recorded songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi languages. He is of an opinion that nowadays songs in movies do not even suit the situation and has just become a venue for business. New generation songs will not remain in public hear and go off without creating any milestone in the music world. He also felt only better writers and musicians can pull back the music industry from this bad phase now.

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P. Jayachandran Malayalam Actor