D. Imman

Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran (born 24 January 1983), better known as D. Imman, is an Indian film composer and singer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema. Also worked in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi film industry. His first film as music director was Thamizhan in 2002. Since then he has composed music for more than 100 films. He is the fifth Tamil music composer to win the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. He has also won the Filmfare Awards South and he has received 4 Filmfare Awards South nominations. He has also won 1 Tamil Nadu State Film Award, 2 Vijay Awards, 1 Edison Award, 1 Ananda Vikadan Cinema Award and 1 Zee Tamil Award. D. Imman is appointed as the Ambassador for Tamil Chair in University Of Toronto,Canada (2019). Mayor Jon Tory and Members of Toronto City Council extend their warmest thanks to D.Imman in recognition of his contributions to the Tamil Chair studies at the University Of Toronto-Scarborough Campus (2019).[2][3][4][5]

D. Imman
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Background information
Birth nameImmanuel Vasanth Dinakaran[1]
Born (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 38)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score, soundtrack
Occupation(s)Composer, record producer, music director, arranger, singer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar,flute,percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano
Years active2002–present

CareerEdit

Imman began work on music for films aged 15, apprenticing under music composers Mahesh Mahadevan and Adithyan by playing the keyboard.[citation needed] During this period, his work was noticed by television serial producer Kutty Padmini, who gave him the opportunity to work on the theme song and background music for the drama Krishnadasi, which began running in 2000.[6] He subsequently began to get further work in the television circuit, garnering opportunities to score music for Kolangal, Police Diary and Mandhira Vaasal.[citation needed] Kutty Padmini then gave him the chance to score music and compose songs for his first feature film, Kaadhale Swasam, a romantic film featuring Karthik and Meena.[7] Producer Venkateswaran, was impressed with Imman's work in the album, and gave him the opportunity to compose the music for Thamizhan (2002).[6] The album won positive reviews, with the composer also featuring the voices of the lead actors Vijay and Priyanka Chopra for a particular song.

The success of individual songs such as "Azhagiya Asura" from Whistle (2003) made him popular.[8] His next album was for Sundar C's masala film starring Arjun, Giri (2004), with the song Dai Kaiyaa Vechukittu being well received with the town and rural audiences.

The positive reviews that his work in Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa (2010) received, coupled with the film's box office success prompted bigger offers for Imman.[6] He has subsequently collaborated with Prabhu Solomon for the rest of his trilogy of romantic films, earning acclaim for his work in Kumki (2012) and Kayal (2014). Similarly he has struck a similar successful combination with director Suseenthiran, winning positive reviews for his work on Pandianadu (2013) and Jeeva (2014). He teamed up with Actor Vijay again for Jilla(2014). Imman is the composer of Ajithkumar, Nayanthara starrer blockbuster Viswasam (2019). He also worked as a music composer for several films with Actor Sivakarthikeyan (Manam Kothi Paravai, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Rajinimurugan, Seemaraj, and Namma Veettu Pillai).[8]

AwardsEdit

Year Awards Notes
2010 Vijay Music Award: Best Melody Song of the Year
2012 FilmFare Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Tamilnadu Government State Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Vijay Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Composer of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Best Album of the Year
Mirchi Music Award: Listener's Choice: Song
Big Fm Awards: Best Music Director
2013 Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Edison Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Rotary International Award: Young Achiever Award
2014 Big Fm Awards: Best Melody Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song
Vikatan Awards: Best Music Director
2015 Thanthai Periyar Award
Box Office 123 Award: Thanthi Tv
MGR Sivaji Award: Best Music Director of the Year
Edison Awards: Talent Falconer
Soulmate Awards: We Magazine
2016 Radio Mirchi Awards: Best Popular Song of the Year
Mirchi Music Awards: Listener's Choice: Song (Kannada)
Mirchi Music Awards: Best Sound Mixing
2017 Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song of the Year
2018 Galatta Nakshatra Awards: Musical Icon of the Year
Behindwoods Gol Mic Awards: Icon of Inspiration-Melody
Sony Music: Veera Tamizhan (Independent Music Scene)
2019 Ulaga Tamil Award: Contribution to the Field of Music (Toronto)
Zee Tamil Awards: Favourite Song of the Year
Sony Music: Celbrating Musical Excellence Commemorating 100 Successful Albums
Provoke Awards: Best Music Director of the Year
Appointment: As Ambassador for Tamil Chair University of Toronto
Edison Awards: Musical Czar of Tamil Cinema
2020 Mirchi Music Awards: Best Music Composer
Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song of the Year - Kannana Kanne - Viswasam
Mirchi Music Awards: Best Album of the Year - Namma Veettu Pillai
Mirchi Music Awards: Best Song Mix of the Year Technical Award - Viswasam
2021 Mirchi Music Awards: Composer of the Decade - Tamil
Mirchi Music Awards: Song of the Decade - Tamil: Kannaana Kanney - Viswasam
Mirchi Music Awards: Song of the Decade - Kannada: Saaluthillave - Kotigobba2
Mirchi Music Awards: Album of the Decade - Tamil: Kumki
National Film Award for Best Music Direction [9]

FilmographyEdit

As composer
Year Tamil Other Language Notes
2001 Kadhale Swasam Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased
2002 Thamizhan Dammunte kaasko (Telugu)
2003 Sena
Khwahish (Hindi) Only Film Score
Whistle
2004 Giri
Kis Kis Ki Kismat (Hindi)
Kadhale Engal Desiya Geetham
2005 Kombu Isra (Malayalam)
Thaka Thimi Tha
6'2
Chinna Koti (Telugu)
February 14 BGM only
ABCD
Garam Masala (Hindi) Only Background Score
Anbe Vaa
Aanai
2006 Madrasi Sivakasi (Telugu)
Kovai Brothers Pokkiri Brothers (Telugu) Cameo appearance in song "Ulagathula"
Thalai Nagaram
Kalinga
Kusthi
Vathiyar Ayyaa (Telugu)
Rendu Rendu (Telugu)
Nenjil Jil Jil Cameo appearance in song "Nenjil"
Thiruvilayadal Arambam
2007 Lee Lee (Telugu)
Naan Avanillai Only Background Score
Veerappu
Marudhamalai 25th Film (Both Background Score and Music)
Thavam
2008 Vambu Sandai Lakshmi Putrudu (Telugu)
Durai
Dhik Dhik Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased
2009 Maasilamani
Ainthaam Padai
Naan Avanillai 2
Odipolama Lechipodama (Telugu)
2010 Kacheri Arambam
Vilai
Vandae Maatharam Vandae Maatharam (Malayalam)
Vaadaa
Mynaa Prema Khaidi (Telugu) Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director
2011 Thambikottai
Mudhal Idam
Uchithanai Muharnthaal
Maharaja
2012 Manam Kothi Paravai Anjada Gandu (Kannada remake)
Saattai
Kumki Gajaraju (Telugu) Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Edison Award for Best Music Director
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Music Director
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil ("Onnum Puriyala")
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Sollitaley Ava Kaadhala")
2013 Therodum Veedhiyile Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased[10]
Vetkathai Kettal Enna Tharuvaai
Desingu Raja
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam 50th Film
Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Oodha Coloru Ribbon")
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Pandiya Naadu Palnadu (Telugu) [11]
2014 Jilla Jilla (Telugu)
Ninaivil Nindraval
Rummy
Amara
Tenaliraman
Yennamo Yedho
Sigaram Thodu
Jeeva
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja
Kayal
Vellaikaara Durai
Ennathan Pesuvatho Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased[12]
2015 Valiyavan Challenge (Telugu)
Romeo Juliet Romeo Juliet (Telugu)
Carry On Maratha (Marathi) One song, reused from Kumki[13]
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga 75 th film
Paayum Puli Jayasurya (Telugu)
10 Endrathukulla Ten (Telugu) Only Film Score
2016 Rajini Murugan Rajini (Telugu)
Miruthan Yamabasam (Telugu)
Pokkiri Raja
Vetrivel
Marudhu Rayudu (Telugu)
Mudinja Ivana Pudi Kotigobba 2 (Kannada)
Wagah
Thodari Rail (Telugu)
Rekka
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum
Maaveeran Kittu
Veera Sivaji
2017 Bogan
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen
Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum
Rubai
Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam
Karuppan Sethupathi (Telugu)
Ippadai Vellum
Nenjil Thunivirundhal C/o Surya (Telugu)
2018 Panjumittai
Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik (Telugu) 100th Film.
Hyper (Kannada) Reused tunes from Veera Sivaji.
Kadaikutty Singam Chinna Babu (Telugu)
Seema Raja Seema Raja (Telugu)
2019 Viswasam Viswasam (Telugu) Provoke Awards for Best Music Director,
Zee Tamil Award for Favorite Music Director,
Zee Tamil Awards for Favourite Song "(Kannana Kanne)"
National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Natasaarvabhowma (Kannada)
Kennedy Club
Bakrid
Namma Veettu Pillai Manasunnodu (Telugu)
2020 Seeru Stalin Andharivaadu (Telugu)
2021 Bhoomi Bhoomi (Telugu)
Teddy Teddy (Telugu)
Upcoming projects
Year Tamil Other languages Notes
TBA Annaatthe
TBA Laabam
TBA Suriya 40
TBA VJS 46
TBA Angelina
TBA Vanangamudi
TBA Pon Manickavel
TBA Vinodhan
As singer
Year Tamil Songs Notes
2002 Thamizhan "Maattu Maattu"
2003 Sena "Naattukozhi Kuzhambu"
2003 Whistle "Natpe Natpe", "Manja Kizhange"
2004 Giri "Rendu Kaal", "Dubukku"
2005 Thaka Thimi Tha "Etha Oodhi"
2005 ABCD "Kadhal Illai"
2012 Kumki "Ella Oorum", "Onnum puriyala"
2013 Biryani "Nimirndhu Nil" Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
2015 Demonte Colony "Dummy Piece" Composed by Keba Jeremiah
2018 Maniyaar Kudumbam "En Manasukulla" Composed by Thambi Ramaiah

TelevisionEdit

He has mostly composed music for Sun TV serials.[14][15]

Year Serial Name
2000 Krishnadasi
2001 Sigaram
Jhala Khreedai
2002 Kathiravan
Mugangal
Mandhira Vaasal
2003 Kolangal
2004 Ahalya
Kalki
Krishna Cottage
2005 Jeyam
Alli Rajjiyam
2006 Bandham
Jaiyam
2007 Thirumathi Selvam
Vasantham
2008 Rudhra
Azhagana Ratchasi
2009 Kalasam
Sivasakthi
Uravugal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Maybe I Needn't have Shortened my Name'". The New Indian Express. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "I prefer melody to pacy songs: Imman". The New Indian Express. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ "- Imman, the Tamil music director to watch". andhracafe.com. 28 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Profile of Music Director D Imman". Chennai Online. 15 October 2003. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  5. ^ Naig, Udhav (3 October 2013). "Winning streak". The Hindu.
  6. ^ a b c Vandhana (17 February 2015). "Factory Made: The D Imman Interview". Silverscreen India. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20041118135616/http://www.dinakaran.com/cinema/english/cinenews/2001/june/14-06.htm
  8. ^ a b Menon, Vishal (20 December 2014). "Imman on a mission". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  9. ^ Desk, The Hindu Net (22 March 2021). "67th National Film Awards: Complete list of winners". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  10. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (29 September 2012). "Therodum Veediyile: Promising tunes". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Vishal, now a producer too". The Times of India. TNN. 31 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Vimal next in 'Desingu Raja'". The Times of India. TNN. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Imman's Soi Soi, now in a Marathi film". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
    The source states that this was updated 14 January 2017. The citation was added to the article at 06:10, 1 October 2015 (UTC).
  14. ^ "General Profile of D Imman – Music Director". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  15. ^ "D. Imman". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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