Adithyan

Aadithyan (birth name Titus; 9 April 1954 – 5 December 2017) was an Indian film score and soundtrack composer. He has predominantly scored music for Tamil films apart from working in Telugu and Malayalam films. He sang several songs for his own films and for other composers. He created and released many Tamil Pop & Remix albums in India and Malaysia.

Adithyan
Birth nameAdithyan Prithviraj
Born9 April 1954
Chennai, India
Died5 December 2017(2017-12-05) (aged 63)
Hyderabad, India
Occupation(s)Music director[1]
Years active1992–2003

He also hosted his own television cooking show 'Aadithyan's Kitchen' on Jaya TV for 8 years.[2] He was a self-taught artist and his paintings adorn walls of several homes. He died at the age of 63 in Hyderabad on 5 December 2017.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Having started his career as sound designer, he made his debut as composer with Amaran (1992) with songs like "Vethala Potta" and "Chandirane Suriyane" becoming chartbusters. He went on to work in over 30 films including Maman Magal, Luckyman, Asuran, Sevaalaperi Paandi, Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi among others.[5] Lyricist Piraisoodan in an interview with B. H. Abdul Hameed revealed that he suggested the name 'Adithyan' when he entered the film music.

FilmographyEdit

As composer
Year Film Language Notes
1992 Amaran Tamil
1992 Naalaya Seidhi Tamil
1992 David Uncle Tamil
1993 Minmini Poochigal Tamil
1993 Yamudanniki Mogudu Telugu
1994 Seevalaperi Pandi Tamil
1994 Chinna Pulla Tamil
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Tamil
1995 Udhavum Karangal Tamil
1995 Lucky Man Tamil
1995 Asuran Tamil
1995 Maaman Magal Tamil
1996 Aruva Velu Tamil
1996 Kizhakku Mugam Tamil
1996 Thuraimugam Tamil
1997 My India Tamil
1997 Roja Malare Tamil
1998 Colour Kanavugal Tamil
1998 Aasai Thambi Tamil
1999 Sivan Tamil
1999 Kaama Tamil
2000 Athey Manithan Tamil
2001 Super Kudumbam Tamil
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Tamil
2003 Vaanam Vaazhthattum Tamil
As singer
Year Film Song(s) Notes
1992 David Uncle "Neeyum Thirudan"
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai "Kannala Valai", "Ungal Varuvaal"
1995 Lucky Man "Ammama", "Palaana Party"
1995 Asuran "Vathikichu"
1996 Aruva Velu "Kaadu Mazhai"
1996 Kizhakku Mugam "Kadhal Enbadhu"
1996 Thuraimugam "Soda Bottle"
1998 Aasai Thambi "Summa", "Dont Care"
1999 Sivan "Egypt Naattu"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guess List". Indolink.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Noted musician Adithyan passes away". The Hindu. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "INDOlink Film Review: Lucky Man". Indolink.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. ^ "A-Z (I)". Indolink.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Music director Adithyan passes away". News Today. Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.