Bijibal

Bijibal Maniyil, credited on screen mononymously as Bijibal, is a prolific Indian composer of Malayalam language films and television commercials and occasional playback singer. He has composed for close to 150 feature films.[1]

Bijibal
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Background information
Birth nameBijibal Maniyil
Born (1974-05-21) 21 May 1974 (age 46)
Thrikkakkara
GenresFilm score, Film songs, world music, Dance music, Classical music
Occupation(s)Composer, Playback singer, Keyboardist
InstrumentsMusical keyboard, Violin
Years active2007–present
Associated actsKochi Music Foundation
Bodhi Silent Scape
Websitebodhisilentscape.com

CareerEdit

Bijibal who had composed for several independent albums, television commercials, corporate films and documentaries before, entered the film industry as a composer in 2007, at the age of 33 with the film Arabikatha written by Sreenivasan and directed by Lal Jose.

In 2013, won the National Film Award for Best Background Score for the film Kaliyachan. He also won the Kerala State Film Award for the same score. He has also composed for several non-film Malayalam albums including the one named Vasco Da Gama. He has also often composed for short films besides directing the short titled Sundari and also composing its score. He has also composed for hundreds of television commercials for several top brands in Kerala.

He has been a prolific composer for more than a decade having been part of acclaimed hits like Arabikatha, Pathemari, Loudspeaker , Munnariyippu, '101 Chodyangal, Vellimoonga, Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum,Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Carbon among others.

Personal lifeEdit

Bijibal started composing during his college days at St. Albert's College, Ernakulam. He was married to Santhi, who was a dancer by profession. Their marriage was held on 21 June 2002, after a brief relationship and long before Bijibal even entered the film industry. They have two children, Devadutt and Daya. Santhi, who was a post graduate in Bharatanatyam and was doing her research in Mohiniyattam died after a stroke on 29 August 2017, aged just 36. Their children Devadutt and Daya sang for films, and Daya is more popular for singing and appearing in the video of Onam Vannallo, a rhyme made as a part of the Onam festival in 2014.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Songs Score Notes
2020 Vellam: The Essential Drink  Y  Y
Halal Love Story  Y  N One song only
Black Coffee  Y  Y
Pottakinar  N  Y
Varthamanam  N  Y
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya  Y  Y Remake of Maheshinte Prathikaaram.
Telugu debut.
First non-Malayalam film.
Kozhipporu  Y  Y
Silencer  N  Y
2019 Android Kunjappan Version 5.25  Y  Y
Puzhikkadakan  Y  Y
Adhyarathri  Y  Y
Vikruthi  Y  Y
Aakasha Ganga 2  Y  Y
Kozhipporu  Y  Y
Sathyam Paranjaa Vishwasikkuvo  N  Y
And the Oscar Goes to  Y  Y
March Randaam Vyaazham  N  Y
Muhabbathin Kunjabdhulla  N  Y
A for Apple  N  Y
Subharathri  Y  Y
Veyilmarangal  Y  Y
Pengalila  N  Y
Naan Petta Makan  Y  Y
Kalikkoottukkaar  N  Y
Swarnna Malsyangal  Y  Y
2018 Paviyettante Madhurachooral  N  Y
Aanakkallan  N  Y
Thanaha  N  Y
Shabdam  Y  Y
Udalaazham  N  Y
Drama  N  Y
Chalakkudikkaaran Changathi  Y  Y
Mangalyam Thanthunanena  N  Y
Oru Kuttanadan Blog  N  Y
Uncle  Y  Y
Orayiram Kinakkalal  N  Y
Carbon  N  Y
Kinar  N  Y
2017 Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa  N  Y
Pashu  Y  Y
Kadha Paranja Kadha  N  Y
Chakkara Maavin Kombathu  Y  Y
Gandhinagaril Unniyarcha  N  Y
Matchbox  Y  Y
Sherlock Toms  Y  N
Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam  Y  Y
Sarvopari Palakkaran  Y  Y
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum  Y  Y
Oru Cinemakkaran  Y  Y
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu  Y  Y
Ramante Edanthottam  Y  Y
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham  Y  Y
Aby  Y  N
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol  Y  Y 2 songs and score only
2016 Pinneyum  Y  Y
Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka  Y  Y
Ore Mugham  Y  Y
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho  N  Y
Shikhamani  N  Y
Angane Thanne Nethave Anjettennam Pinnale  N  Y
Dhanayathra  N  Y
Maheshinte Prathikaaram  Y  Y North American Film Awards 2017;
remade in Telugu as Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
Leela  Y  Y
2015 My God  Y  Y
Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam  Y  Y
Salt Mango Tree  N  Y
Rani Padmini  Y  Y
Amar Akbar Anthony  N  Y
Pathemari  Y  Y
KL.10  Y  Y
Love 24x7  Y  Y
Acha Dhin  Y  Y
32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam  Y  Y
Nee-Na  N  Y
She Taxi  Y  Y
Nellikka  Y  Y
100 Days of Love  N  Y
White Boys  N  Y
2014 Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu  N  Y
Lal Bahadhur Shasthri  Y  Y
Varsham  Y  Y
Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal  N  Y
Tamaar Padaar  Y  Y
Homely Meals  N  Y
Vellimoonga  Y  Y
Njan  Y  Y
Munnariyippu  Y  Y
Vikramadithyan  Y  Y
Beware of Dogs  Y  N
Angry Babies in Love  Y  Y
My Life Partner  N  Y
Utsaha Committee  Y  Y
Law Point  N  Y
Praise The Lord  N  Y
Alice A True Story  Y  Y
Pakida  Y  Y
Balyakalasakhi  N  Y
2013 Vedivazhipadu  N  Y
Punyalan Agarbattis  Y  Y
Idukki Gold  Y  Y
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus  Y  Y
Blackberry  Y  Y
Artist  Y  Y
101 Chodyangal  N  Y
5 Sundarikal  Y  Y Segment - Gowri
Thank You  Y  Y
Vallatha Pahayan  Y  N
Red Wine  Y  Y
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla  N  Y
Romans  N  Y
Isaac Newton S/O Philipose  Y  Y
2012 Kaliyachan  Y  Y National Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Kerala State Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Da Thadiya  Y  Y
Bavuttiyude Namathil  N  Y
Jawan of Vellimala  Y  Y
Trivandrum Lodge  N  Y
Husbands in Goa  N  Y
Ozhimuri  Y  Y Kerala State Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Mr. Marumakan  N  Y
22 Female Kottayam  Y  Y
Mayamohini  N  Y
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar  N  Y
Kunjaliyan  N  Y
2011 Venicile Vyaapari  Y  Y
Innanu Aa Kalyanam  Y  N
Sevens  Y  Y
Violin  Y  Y
Salt N' Pepper  Y  Y Asiavison Movie Award for ''Best Music Director''
Janapriyan  N  Y
Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku  N  Y
Nadakame Ulakam  N  Y
Arjunan Saakshi  Y  Y
Ithu Nammude Katha  N  Y
Kudumbasree Travels  Y  Y
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu  N  Y
Best Actor  Y  Y
Apoorvaragam  N  Y
2009 Paleri Manikyam  Y  Y Only Title Song - Paalerum Naadaya
Kerala Cafe  Y  N Only Title Song - Kadhayamama
Swa.Le.  Y  Y
Loudspeaker  Y  Y
Daddy Cool  Y  Y
Passenger  Y  Y
2008 Minnaminnikoottam  Y  Y
2007 Nazrani  Y  Y
Rock & Roll  N  Y
Arabikatha  Y  Y Mullassery Raju Music Award for ''Best Music Director''

AwardsEdit

Award Year Project Category
Filmfare Awards South 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam
Mirchi Music Awards South 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best music director
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best technical sound mixer
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Song of the year
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best vocalist male Malayalam
South Indian International Movie Awards 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best Music Director
North American Film Awards 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award 2015 Pathemari, Nee-Na Best Background Music
Asiavision Awards 2015 Pathemari/Kaliyachan Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award 2014 Njaan Best Background Music
Kerala State Film Award 2013 Balyakalasakhi Best Background Score
National Film Award 2012 Kaliyachan Best Background Score
Kerala State Film Award 2012 Kaliyachan, Ozhimuri Best Background Score
Asiavision Awards 2011 Salt N' Pepper Best Music Director
Mullassery Raju Music Award 2007 Arabikkatha Best Music Director[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "A dream debut for Bijibal". The Hindu. 19 September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2009.

External linksEdit

Bijibal on IMDb