Ghibran (often credited as M. Ghibran) is an Indian composer. He has composed music for Indian films, advertising films and television commercial jingles in different languages.[1][2][3][4]

M. Ghibran
Ghibran at Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Press Meet
Ghibran at Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Press Meet
Background information
BornCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)songwriter, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, music producer
Instrument(s)Keyboard, piano, guitar, accordion, harmonium, percussion
Years active2000–present

Early life

Ghibran was born and raised in Coimbatore. When he was in the tenth grade, his family relocated to Chennai after his father suffered a severe loss in business. He had to discontinue studies and do several jobs to support his family.[5]

Ghibran said that he had developed an interest in music after he had seen Yanni perform on TV, when he was about eight or ten. He had enrolled into a music college, but had to drop out and instead attended keyboard classes and learnt keyboard part-time from Paul Augustine. He completed RSA Grade 8 in both piano and music theory through Trinity College London, and obtained a degree in classical composition and film scoring under Australian Composer Lindsay Vickery at the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.[6] He received an offer to compose music for animations as an in-house composer, and worked there for two years. In 2000, he set up his own studio and over the next six years composed for over 700 ads.[5]

In Singapore, he worked part-time composing music for media houses to meet his expenses. After completing his works, he worked for the Singapore wood and percussion instruments orchestra.[5] He subsequently returned to India, but could not find many advertisements to work on there.[5]

Career

The director A. Sarkunam selected Ghibran to compose the soundtrack for Vaagai Sooda Vaa.[6] N. Venkateswaran of The Times of India wrote of the soundtrack, "M Ghibran joins the list of debut composers who have impressed with their work in recent times. The music score complements the movie, and marks him out as a musician to watch out for".[7] Malathi Rangarajan from The Hindu wrote that "Music is another highlight. M. Gibran's numbers keep ringing in your ears long after you leave the cinema".[8] Rajagopalan Badrinarayanan from musicperk.com wrote "Vaagai Sooda Vaa is a wholesome package with wonderful songs. Being his first movie Gibran has done a great job with the musical score. The album will surely reshuffle the current chart".[9] Ghibran said that after Vaagai Sooda Vaa and that he was then approached by several directors about other projects, but he decided to take a break to look for an urban based script.[10]

In 2013, Ghibran composed the music for the films Vatthikuchi, Kutti Puli and Naiyaandi. His 2014 releases were Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah and Amara Kaaviyam. He also had his first Telugu release Run Raja Run. According to Behindwoods.com, his work in the film "garnered great appreciation from the fans" and the songs had been "in the top of the charts for a long time".[11] He was offered soundtrack work for Vishwaroopam II by Kamal Haasan, as well as his next two projects, Uttama Villain and Papanasam, the Tamil remake of Drishyam.[10]

Ghibran currently shuttles between Chennai, Mumbai and Singapore for all his recording works, and owns a studio in Chennai.[6]

Personal life

Ghibran is married to a Telugu woman from Vijayawada, a scientist, whom he met in Singapore.[10] Ghibran's first child, a son was born on 18 December 2014.[12] His elder brother A. G. Amid is a director.[13]

Discography

Released works
Year Title Language Notes
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa Tamil Won, Vijay Award for Best Find of the Year
Won, Ananda Vikatan Magazine's Top 10 Nambikkaigal (Hopes) of 2011
Won, Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Upcoming Music Director
Won, BIG FM Melody Music Award for Best Debut Music Director
Won, Vijay Music Awards for Popular Melody of the Year
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
2013 Vatthikuchi
Kutti Puli
Naiyaandi
2014 Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Won, Mirchi Music Awards South for Best Album of the Year (Mirchi Listeners' Choice)[14]
Won, Zee Telugu Santosham Award for Best Music Director – Tamil[15][16]
Run Raja Run Telugu Telugu film Debut.
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu
Amara Kaaviyam Tamil
2015 Jil Telugu
Uttama Villain Tamil Won, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Original Score[17]
Won, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award for Best Song (For the Song "Iraniyan Naadagam")[17]
Won, Russian International Film Festival Award for Best Original Music[18]
Won, Platinum Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Score[19]
Won, Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[20]
Won, Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards for Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[20]
Gold Winner, from Prestige Music Award for Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[21]
Silver Winner, from Prestige Music Award for Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[21]
Won, Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards for Best Music Director [22]
Won, Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Music Director [23]
Papanasam
Thoongaavanam
Cheekati Rajyam
Tamil
Telugu
Bilingual film.
2016 Babu Bangaram Telugu
Hyper Composer of songs only. The film's background score was composed by Mani Sharma.[24]
2017 Adhe Kangal Tamil
Ungarala Rambabu Telugu
Magalir Mattum Tamil
Aramm Released in Telugu as "Karthavyam"[25]
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Released in Telugu as "Khakee"[26]
Maayavan
Chennai Singapore
2018 Vishwaroopam 2
Vishwaroop 2
Tamil
Hindi
Bilingual Film
Aan Devathai Tamil
Raatchasan Won, Raj TV award for Best Music Director [27]
Won, LATCA Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards for Best Music Score [28][29]
Won, Oniros Film Awards for Best Soundtrack [30]
Won, Diamond Film Awards for Best Original Score [31]
Won, Best Sagrada Familia Soundtrack / Music score at Barcelona Planet Film Festival[32]
Won, Los Angeles Film Awards for Best Film Score [33]
Won, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival award for Best Music Score[34]
Won, International Independent Film Awards (IIFA) for Best Original score[35]
Won, Latitude Film Awards for Original Score [36]
Won, Starshine Film festival Award for Best Original Score [37]
Won, East Europe International Film Festival(Part of Fusion International Film Festivals) Award for Best Original Score [38][39]
2019 Athiran Malayalam Malayalam debut. Background score only.
House Owner Tamil
Kadaram Kondan
Sixer
Rakshasudu Telugu Remake of Ratsasan
Saaho Telugu, Tamil, Hindi Background score only.[40]
Petromax Tamil
Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale
2020 Aswathama Telugu Background score only
Ka Pae Ranasingam Tamil [41]
2021 Maara [42]
Kasada Thapara Anthology series – Scored music for "Arampatra" Chapter
Jango
2022 Hero Telugu
Sebastian P.C. 524
Irai Tamil
Valimai Background score only.
Taanakkaran
Koogle Kuttappa
Home Minister Kannada
Maha Tamil
Dejavu
Trigger
Naan Mirugamaai Maara
Pattathu Arasan
Kurangu Pedal Film Premiered at the Indian Panorama 53rd International Film Festival of India, Goa.[43][44]
Upcoming projects
Year Title Language Notes
2023 Thunivu Tamil 50th Film [45]
2023 Pagaivanuku Arulvai Tamil
2023 Driver Jamuna Tamil
2023 Iyalvathu Karavel Tamil
2023 Hunt Telugu
2023 Munnarivaan Tamil
2023 Rekla Tamil
2023 Shero Tamil
2023 IndruNetruNaalai2 Tamil
2023 Mohandas Tamil
2023 Kotravai Tamil
2023 Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai Tamil delayed
2023 Weapon Tamil

Independent works and Music videos

Year Title Language Artist Notes
2021 Veera Vanakkam Tamil This song was released by the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin marking the special occasion of Police Commemoration Day.[46]
2021 Achamae Agandruvidu Tamil Vocals by Shruti Haasan and Ramya NSK Sai kumar's direction and Vairamuthu lyrics from pure Tamil Album called "Naatpadu Theral"
2020 Arivum Anbum Tamil Anirudh Ravichander, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, Shankar Mahadevan, Shruti Haasan, Bombay Jayashree, and many other well-known singers have taken part in the project. The actor-politician talks about his new virtually-conceived project to spread positivity during the global lockdown. Padmashree Dr. Kamal Haasan is trying to spread hope through music.
2020 Salaam Chennai Tamil Cricketers Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and L. Balaji are featured in the short film, which was made by Happy Unicorn and was released by Think Music. ‘Salaam Chennai’ salutes the relentless work put in by frontline workers and stresses the need to prevent the spread of COVID -19 by wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and through personal hygiene.
2019 Nee Illama Video Tamil 5th track from #7UPMadrasGigS2 in collaboration with Sony Music India
2018 Get Your Freaking Hands Off Me English, Tamil, Hindi Launched by Padmashree Dr. Kamal Haasan at Jeppiaar Engineering College.[47]
2017 Kalam Salaam Tamil Salaam Kalam, has been penned by ‘Kavi Perarasu’ Vairamuthu.

Awards

Year Awards Category Film Result
2010 Vijay Award Best Find of the Year Vaagai Sooda Vaa Won
Ananda vikatan Magazine's Top 10 Nambikkaigal (Hopes) of 2011 Won
Mirchi Music Awards South Best Upcoming Music Director Won
BIG FM Melody Music Award Best Debut Music Director Won
Vijay Music Awards Popular Melody of the Year Won
Filmfare Award Best Music Director Nominated
2014 Mirchi Music Awards Best Album of the Year[14] Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Won
Zee Telugu Santosham Award Best Music Director[15][16] Won
2014 Filmfare Award Best Music Director Run Raja Run Nominated
2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award Best Original Score[17] Uttama Villain Won
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award Best Song (For the Song "Iraniyan Naadagam")[17] Won
Russian International Film Festival Award Best Original Music[18] Won
Platinum Award from International Independent Film Awards Original Score[19] Won
Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[20] Won
Diamond Award from International Independent Film Awards Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[20] Won
Prestige Music Award Original Song ("Kaadhalaam")[21] Gold Winner
Prestige Music Award Original Song ("Iraniyan Naadagam")[21] Silver Winner
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Music Director[22] Won
Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Music Director[23] Won
2018 Raj TV award Best Music Director[27] Ratsasan Won
LATCA Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Awards Best Music Score[28][29] Won
Oniros Film Awards Best Soundtrack[30] Won
Diamond Film Awards Best Original Score[31] Won
Barcelona Planet Film Festival Best Sagrada Familia Soundtrack / Music score[32] Won
Los Angeles Film Awards Best Film Score[33] Won
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival award Best Music Score[34] Won
International Independent Film Awards (IIFA) Best Original score[35] Won
Latitude Film Awards Original Score[36] Won
Starshine Film festival Award Best Original Score[37] Won
East Europe International Film Festival Award Best Original Score[38][39] Won

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