G. Govindarajulu Naidu

G. Govindarajulu Naidu was an acclaimed music director in 1940s and 50s in the south Indian film industry. Hailing from Tiruchirappalli, he was one among the musicians who defined the way of music in South Indian film industry. He composed music for Tamil and Telugu movies.

Early lifeEdit

His family stayed in Thiruchi. This is where M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar (MKT) used to sing in their house and Naidu introduced MKT to his children. G. Govindarajulu is a harmonium player in special dramas, but was also known as the one who taught music for K. B. Sundarambal. He also sold musical instruments and gramophone in Thiruchi, but the business was not doing very well. In 1940, Naidu took his family to Madras to look for greener pasture there.

T. G. Lingappa was the second son of Naidu and had learned to play several musical instruments from him. His grandchildren live in Dubai.

CareerEdit

Few may be the films that came his way in a career spanning 3 decades, G. Govindarajulu Naidu but has left a lingering impact in his creations especially movies like Andhaman Kaidhi, Manidhanum Mirugamum, Maya Manithan, Baghdad Thirudan and Raja Bakthi.

He worked with singers like Thiruchi Loganathan, M. L. Vasanthakumari, C. S. Jayaraman, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, P. Leela, Jikki, T. V. Rathinam, A. P. Komala, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, A. M. Rajah, Ghantasala, T. M. Soundararajan, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Radha Jayalakshmi, K. Jamuna Rani, P. Susheela.

The singing actors N. C. Vasanthakokilam, V. V. Sadagopan, K. Sarangkapani, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, J. P. Chandrababu and P. Bhanumathi also sang memorable songs under his compositions.

WorksEdit

Some compositions of G. Govindarajulu Naidu:

FilmographyEdit

Music direction in Tamil Movies.

Year Film Language Director Banner Co-Music Directors
1937 Sathi Anasuya Tamil
1938 Sri Kandha Leela Tamil Arshadrai Mehta Premier Cinetone
1941 Venuganam Tamil Murugadasa (Muthuswami Iyer) Jewel Pictures
1946 Vijayalakshmi Tamil P. Pullaiah Star Combines
1949 Nam Naadu Tamil V. Shantaram Rajkamal Kalamandir
1950 Chandrika Malayalam V. S. Raghavan Sree Krishna Productions V. Dakshinamoorthy
1950 Chandrika Tamil V. S. Raghavan Sree Krishna Productions V. Dakshinamoorthy
1952 Andhaman Kaidhi Tamil V. Krishnan Radhakrishna Films
1953 Manidhanum Mirugamum Tamil K. Vembu & S. D. Sundharam Revathi Productions
1954 Vedan Kannappa Tamil H. L. N. Simha AVM Productions & The Karnataka Films Ltd.
1955 Kalvanin Kadhali Tamil V. S. Raghavan Revathi Productions Ghantasala
1955 Methavigal Tamil K. Vembu Revathi Productions
1955 Santhasakku Kannada Krishnan-Panju Sri Panduranga Productions
1958 Maya Manithan Tamil T. P. Sundharam Southern Movies
1959 Paththarai Maathu Thangam Tamil K. S. Mani Manivel Pictures Tiruvenkadu Selvarathinam
1960 Baghdad Thirudan Tamil T. R. Sundaram Modern Theatres
1960 Raja Bakthi Tamil K. Vembu Nandhi Pictures

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