Gireesh Puthenchery

Gireesh Puthenchery (1961 – 2010 )[1] was a Noted Malayalam lyricist, poet, scriptwriter and screenwriter. He was referred to as the aristocratic Lyricist of Malayalam who had a distinctive writing style of his own. He was the former director of Indian Performance Rights Society Malayalam division (IPRS) and governing council member of the Kerala Kalamandalam and kerala Lalithakala Academy. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist in seven times which where in the consecutive year 2001 - 2004[2] He also holds the record for writing the highest number of songs in the Malayalam film industry within the briefest period of time[3] .In the past two decades he was worked with almost all major music composers in India. Most of his hit songs are with music director Vidyasagar. He died on 10 February 2010 in a private hospital in Kozhikode.[4]

Malayalam Lyricist

Gireesh Puthenchery
Gireesh Puthenchery.jpg
Born(1961-05-01)1 May 1961
Puthenchery, Kozhikode District,Kerala, India
Died10 February 2010(2010-02-10) (aged 48)
Kozhikode, Kerala
Resting placeKozhikode
Nationality India
Alma materGovt Arts and Science College Meenchantha
Occupation
  • Lyricist
  • Screenwriter
  • Poet
  • Scriptwriter
  • Composer
  • Director ( IPRS Malayalam Division)
Years active1990–2010
Home townPuthenchery , Ulliyeri
Spouse(s)
Beena (m. 1986)
ChildrenJithin Puthenchery , DinNath Puthenchery
Parent(s)Pulikool Krishna Panicker , Meenakshi Amma
Awards
  • Kerala State FIlm Award
  • Asianet Film Award
  • Film Critics Award
  • Filmfare Award
  • Mathrubhumi Award
  • Film Arts Club Cochin Award
  • Medimix Award
  • Vanitha Award
  • Travancore Club Award
Signature
Gireesh Puthenchery signature.svg

Life and careerEdit

Gireesh puthenchery was born to Pulikkool Krishna Panicker and Meenakshi Amma in Puthenchery near Ulliyeri village in Kozhikode district of Kerala . His father was an astrologer and Ayurvedic practitioner. His mother was a Carnatic musician. He completed his primary education at GLP School Puthenchery, AUP School Modakkallur, Govt School Palora and completed his graduation at Govt arts and science college Meenchantha .From a very young age, Gireesh was drawn towards the language and Literature of Malayalam. Gireesh made his debut through the Balasangam (a children's organization in India organised and run by Communist Part Of India Marxist) and He later became an active member of the Chenthara Art Committee (A Cultural Club Located in Puthenchery) and he was the one who wrote and directed the Dramas. At the age of 14 his first poem is published in Chenthara's weekly magazine.

He is married to Beena and they have two children, Jithin Krishnan and Din Nath . His elder son Jithin krishnan started off as an assistant director, working on films Breaking News, Money Rathnam, Rock On 2 and Tharangam. He managed to land his first major acting gig after writer-director Shankar Ramakrishnan organised an acting camp to select actors for Pathinettam Padi. Jithin also played major roles in the films include Edakkad Bttalion , Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal.[5] His younger son Din Nath started his career as a lyricist who has penned many songs for Malayalam films including Meow Meow Karimpoocha, Matinee , Aasha Black, Money ratnam , Gunday Chennai koottam, Seconds (2014 film),3 Wickettinu 365 Runs, Olappeeppi, Mangalyam Thanthunanena, and he is currently working as an assistant director.[6] His nephew Sajan K. Ram, is a Malayalam music composer.[7]

Gireesh puthenchery started his career with writing Lalitha Ganams for popular cassette Recording Companies include Akashvani , HMV , Magna sounds and Tharangini and he also penned many hit songs for Dooradarshan and Asianet . In the year 1990, He joined Malayalam film industry as a lyricist with the film Enquiry which is directed by U.V Raveendranath but the songs not become much popular .his breakthrough film was 1992 Jayaraj movie Johnnie Walker, whose track Shanthamee Rathriyil has become iconic. He was also one of the most honored lyricists, having won the Kerala State Award for best lyricist seven times.

Besides writing lyrics, Gireesh puthenchery had also written the screenplay for the films Brahmarakshassu, Pallavur Devanarayanan, Vadakkumnadhan, Kinnaripuzhayoram and story for Meleparambil Aanveedu, Adivaram, Ikkareyanente Manasam, Oro Viliyum Kathorthu and Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku. He also composed music for a Devotional album. He was scripting a film by the name of Raman Police, in which Mohanlal was expected to play the lead role.[8]

In 2019 Music director Kailas Menon has paid a musical tribute to Gireesh Puthenchery, through a song titled " Manju Kaalam Dhoore Manju " in the Movie Finals.The track, created from lyrics penned by Gireesh Puthenchery before his passing, has vocals by Popular singer Srinivas. The lyrical video was presented by director Ranjith in July 20, 2019[9]


 
Handwritten copy of a popular song from 1997 Malayalam movie Aaram Thamburan

DeathEdit

Gireesh Puthenchery, a chronic diabetic and hypertensive patient, was admitted to Mims Hospital Kozhikode on 6 February 2010 after he suffered a stroke.[10] He was twice operated upon, but his condition did not improve and he suffered a brain hemorrhage and died at the hospital on 10 February 2010.[11]

FilmographyEdit

1990-1995Edit

1995 - 2000Edit

2000 - 2005Edit

2005 - 2010Edit

2010 - 2015Edit

2015 - 2020Edit

  • Namukkore Aakaasham (2015)
  • Finals (2019)

ScreenplayEdit

StoriesEdit

DialoguesEdit

SingingEdit

Collection Of PoetryEdit

  • Shadjam
  • Thanichalla
  • Gireesh Puthencheriyude Kavithakal

Books publishedEdit

  • Ente Priyapetta Pattukal ( Two Versions)
  • Gireesh Puthencheriyude Kavithakal
  • Neelambari

Popular SongsEdit

  • Pranaya Sandhyayoru Vensooryante (Ore Kadal – 2007)
  • Yamuna Veruthe(Ore Kadal – 2007)
  • En Jeevane (Pularmanjupol Nee) - 2005 (Composer - Rahul Raj, Director Tom George Kolath)
  • Kanmani Ninte Oramakal Mathram (Chakravalathinappuram – 1988)
  • Janmantharangalil (Enquiry – 1990)
  • Shanthamee Rathriyil (Johnny Walker– 1992)
  • Thamberin Thaalam (Thalasthanam – 1992)
  • Sooryakireedom Veenudanju (Devaasuram – 1993)
  • Angopangam Swaramukharam (Devaasuram – 1993)
  • Vande Mukunda Hare (Devaasuram – 1993)
  • Nandakishora Hare Madhava (Ekalavyan – 1993)
  • Kaikkudanna Niraye (Maya Mayuram– 1993)
  • Vellithinkal Poonkinnam (Meleparambil Aanveedu – 1993)
  • Paal Nilavil Swayam Nanyuvano (Pravachakan – 1993)
  • Porunee Varilam Chandralekhe (Kashmeeram – 1994)
  • Olachangalee Omanachangathee (Kinnaripuzhayoram – 1994)
  • Poonilamazha Peythirangiya (Manathe Kottaram – 1994)
  • Maanam Thelinje Ninnal (Thenmavin Kombath – 1994)
  • Enthe Manassiloru Naanam (Thenmavin Kombath – 1994)
  • Oru Poovithalin Naru Punchiriyayi (Agnidevan – 1995)
  • Nilavinte Neelabhasma (Agnidevan – 1995)
  • Yatheemin Sulthan Vanne (Chantha – 1995)
  • Manjil Pootha Sandhye (Minnaminunginum Minnukettu – 1995)
  • Malar Maasam (Nirnayam – 1995)
  • Ponnambili Pottum Thottu (No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North – 1995)
  • Japamam Veda Sadhakamayi (Punnaram – 1995)
  • Thechippove Thenkashippove (Radholsavam – 1995)
  • Maaleyam Marodalinju (Thacholi Varghese Chekavar – 1995)
  • Devakanyaka Sooryathamburu (Ee Puzhayum Kadannu – 1996)
  • Rathingal Poothali Charthi (Ee Puzhayum Kadannu – 1996)
  • Neeyurangiyo Nilave Mazhanilave (Hitler – 1996)
  • Ponnum Poovum Varichoodam (Ishthamanu Nooruvattom – 1996)
  • Nilakkayalolam (Kaanakkinavu – 1996)
  • Manassu Oru Manthrikakkoodu (Kaliveedu – 1996)
  • Chola Kilikal (The Prince – 1996)
  • Harimuraleeravam (Aaraam Thampuran – 1997)
  • Paadi Thodiyiletho Ponnanjilimel (Aaraam Thampuran – 1997)
  • Manathe Chandiranothoru (Chandralekha – 1997)
  • Thaamarappoovil Vaazhum Deviyallo Nee(Chandralekha – 1997)
  • Pinneyum Pinneyum (Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu – 1997)
  • Ee Thennalum Thinkalum Pookkalum (Nee Varuvolam – 1997)
  • Manjolum Rathri Maanju Yathramozhiyode (Oru Yathramozhi– 1997)
  • Aattuthottilil Ninne Kidathi Urakki Melle (Poonilamazha – 1997)
  • Doore Maamara Kombil (Varnappakittu – 1997)
  • Manikyakkallal Menjumenanje Mamanikkottaram (Varnappakittu – 1997)
  • Aarodum Mindathe (Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala – 1998)
  • Malayannar Kannan Margazhi Thinkale (Kaikkudanna Nilavu – 1998)
  • Moovanthi Thazhvarayil (Kanmadam– 1998)
  • Swarnadala Kodikal Mudrakalakkiya Manassin Maaya Nadanalayam (Manjukaalavum Kazhinju – 1998)
  • Doore Oru Thaaram (Meenathil Thalikettu – 1998)
  • Neeyente Pattil Sree Ragamayi (Nakshathratharattu)
  • Sundariye Sundariye (Oru Maravathoor Kanavu – 1998)
  • Enthe Mulle Pookkathoo (Panchaloham – 1998)
  • Aaro Viral Neeti (Pranayavarnangal– 1998)
  • Ethrayo Janmayi Ninne Njan Thedunnu(Summer in Bethlahem – 1998)
  • Oru Rathri Koodi Vidavangave (Summer in Bethlahem – 1998)
  • Ponnu Vithachalum Pavizham Methichalum (Aayiram Meni – 1999)
  • Pularveyilum Pakalmukilum (Angane Oru Avadhikalathu – 1999)
  • Punchirithanchi Konchikko (Dil Se.. – 1999)
  • Anuraagapuzha Vakkil (English Medium – 1999)
  • Melevinninmuttathare (Ezhupunnatharakan – 1999)
  • Mizhiyoram Oru Moham (James Bond– 1999)
  • Njanoru Pattu Paadam (Megham – 1999)
  • Thumbayum Thulasiyum Kudamulla Poovum (Megham – 1999)
  • Yathrayayi Sooryanguram (Niram – 1999)
  • Vennila Kombile Rappadi (Usthaad – 1999)
  • Deenadayalo Raama (Arayannangalude Veedu – 2000)
  • Manassin Manichimizhil (Arayannangalude Veedu – 2000)
  • Manimuttathavani Panthal (Dreams – 2000)
  • Parayam Njan Marannu (Millennium Stars – 2000)
  • Pazhanimala Murukanu Pallivel Aayudham (Narasimham – 2000)
  • Kanakamunthirikal (Puraradhivasam– 2000)
  • Dhum Dhum Dhum Dhum Dooreyetho Rakkilippattil (Raakkilipaattu – 2000)
  • Niranaazhi Ponnil Manalaryan Nellil (Valyettan – 2000)
  • Yadhuvamsha Yaamini (Dubai – 2001)
  • Kudamulla Kammalaninjal (Ee Parakkum Thalika – 2001)
  • Chandamani Sandhyakalude Nadayil (Praja – 2001)
  • Akasha Deepangal Sakshi (Raavanaprabhu – 2001)
  • Ariyathe Ariyathe Ee Pavizha Varthinkal Ariyathe (Raavanaprabhu– 2001)
  • Marannittumenthino Manassil Thulumbunna (Randam Bhavam – 2001)
  • Pathinaalam Ravinte Pira Pole Vannallo (Sharjah To Sharjah – 2001)
  • Chingamasam Vannuchernnam (Meesha Madhavan – 2002)
  • Ente Ellamellamalle (Meesha Madhavan – 2002)
  • Karimizhikkuriviye Kandeela (Meesha Madhavan – 2002)
  • Sreelavasantham Peeliyuzhinju (Nandanam – 2002)
  • Karmukil Varnante Chundil (Nandanam – 2002)
  • Innale Ente Nenjile (Balettan – 2003)
  • Chilamboli Katte (C.I.D. Moosa – 2003)
  • Vaavo Vave Vannummakal Sammanam (Ente Veedu Apoontem – 2003)
  • Urangaathe Raavurangee Njan (Gourisankaram – 2003)
  • Enthe Innum Vannela (Gramaphone– 2003)
  • Marakkudayal Mukham Marakkyum (Manassinakkare – 2003)
  • Melle Onnu Padi Ninne (Manassinakkare – 2003)
  • Thamara Noolinal Memme (Mullavalliyum Thenmavum – 2003)
  • Aaroral Pularmazhayil (Pattalam – 2003)
  • Pamba Ganapathi Paarin Adhipathi (Pattalam – 2003)
  • Pinneyumwtho Rakkili Paadi (Akale – 2003)
  • Junile Nilamazhayil (Nammal Thammil – 2004)
  • Thotturumiyirkkan (Rasikan – 2004)
  • Omale Nee Oonjalaadan Vaa (Wanted – 2004)
  • Enthu Paranjaalum Nee Entethalle Vaave (Achuvinte Amma – 2005)
  • Thiranurayum Churul Mudiyil (Anandabhadram – 2005)
  • Aararum Kaanathe Aromal Thaimulla (Chandrolsavam – 2005)
  • Munthiri Paadam (Kochi Rajavu – 2005)
  • Oru Chiri Kandal (Ponmudipuzhayorathu – 2005)
  • Marannuvo Poomakale (Chakkaramuthu – 2006)
  • Mallikappoo Pottu Thottu (Madhuchandralekha – 2006)
  • Attinkarayorathe (Rasathanthram – 2006)
  • Arappavan Ponnu Kondu (Vaasthavam – 2006)
  • Gange Thudiyil Unaraum (Vadakkumnadhan – 2006)
  • Kalabham Tharam (Vadakkumnadhan – 2006)
  • Panasandhayaoru (Ore Kadal – 2007)
  • Ravereyayi Poove (Rock & Roll – 2007)
  • Ishtakkarikkishtappettoru Pattu (Sooryan – 2007)
  • Manassiloru Poomaala (Innathe Chintha Vishayam – 2008)
  • Amma Mazhakkarinu Kann Niranju (Madampi – 2008)
  • Oh Priya (Twenty:20 – 2008)
  • Mullulla Murikkinmel (Vilapangalkappuram – 2008)
  • Koovaram Kili Paithale (Banaras – 2009)
  • Enikku Paadanoru Pattilundoru Pennu (Ivar Vivahitharayal – 2009)
  • Mayunnu Pakal (Meghatheerdham – 2009)
  • Nattu Pattu Ketto (Vairam – 2009)
  • Happy Husbands (Happy Husbands – 2010)
  • Shikkar full song (Shikkar – 2010)
  • Pinneyum Pinneyum ( Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu)
  • Marannittumenthino Manassil Thulumbunu (Randam Bhavam)
  • Ethrayo Janmamay (Summer in Bethlehem)
  • Oru rathri koodi (Summer in Bethlehem)
  • Aaro viral neetti (Pranayavarnangal)
  • Nilavinte Neelbhasma (Agnidevan)
  • innale ente nejile(Balettan)
  • Aakasha Deepangal Sakshi(Raavanaprabhu)
  • Enthe innum Vanneela(Gramophone (film))
  • kannu natt kaathirunnittum(Kathavasheshan)
  • Etho Rathrimazha (Bus Conductor (2005 film)
  • Yaathrayay sooryankuram (Niram)

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards

  • 2008 – Best Lyricist Award – Amma Mazhakarinu-Madambi
  • 2006 – Best Lyricist Award – Kalabham Tharam-Vadakkumnadhan
  • 2004 – Best Lyricist Award –Kandu Kandu Kothi- Maampazhakkaalam

Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Malayalam

  • 2006 – Best Lyricist Award -Kalabham Tharam– Vadakkumnadhan
  • 2008 – Best Lyricist Award - Amma Mazhakarinu – Madambi

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Prolific lyricist Gireesh Puthenchery passes away". The Hindu. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
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  7. ^ "Sajan K. Ram". IMDb. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
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  9. ^ "'Finals' to have Gireesh Puthenchery's unpublished poem - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Gireesh Puthenchery died of brain hemorrhage". oneindia.in. 11 February 2010. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  11. ^ Hooli, By: Shekhar H. (11 February 2010). "Gireesh Puthenchery died of brain hemorrhage". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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