Justin Prabhakaran (born 10 June 1986) is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer. He has scored music mostly for Tamil films and also a few Malayalam and Telugu films besides one Hindi film. He made his debut as a film composer in the 2014 Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum.[1][2]

Justin Prabhakaran
Born (1986-06-10) 10 June 1986 (age 37)
OriginMadurai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer
Years active2014–present

Early life edit

Prabhakaran was born in Madurai.[3] From childhood, he was interested in music. He was introduced to church music at an early age and groomed to become a keyboard player. He participated in a TV show and won the award for his own composition. He is proficient in playing keyboard and guitar. During a film shoot at the American College, Madurai in 2003–2006, where he studied B.Sc. Zoology, he happened to meet cinematographer Gopi Krishna, who advised him to study sound engineering from M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Tharamani, Chennai.[4]

Career edit

While studying at M.G.R. Film & TV Institute, Prabhakaran came up with his new composition for the Tamil thendral (cultural event) every year. He joined music composer Harris Jayaraj and worked for him on the movie Thuppakki. He went on to compose music for more than 55 short films and for many noted films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi.

Discography edit

As composer
Year Work Language Notes
2014 Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Tamil Tamil debut.
2015 Orange Mittai Tamil
Kunjiramayanam Malayalam Malayalam debut.
2016 Oru Naal Koothu Tamil
Raja Manthiri Tamil
Ulkuthu Tamil
2017 Kaalakkoothu Tamil
Thondan Tamil
2018 Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren Tamil
2019 Monster Tamil
Dear Comrade Telugu Telugu debut.
Dharmaprabhu Tamil
Adutha Saattai Tamil
2020 Naadodigal 2 Tamil
Paava Kadhaigal Tamil Web series; Episode: Thangam by Sudha Kongara
Pasumai Vazhi Saalai Tamil
2021 Navarasa Tamil Produced by Mani Ratnam. Web series; Segment: Payasam
Meenakshi Sundareshwar Hindi Bollywood debut.
2022 Bhamakalapam Telugu
Radhe Shyam Telugu[5]
Vazhakku Malayalam
Gatta Kusthi Tamil
2023 Pachuvum Athbutha Vilakkum[6] Malayalam
Raavana Kottam Tamil
Farhana Tamil
Adiyae Tamil
Irugapatru Tamil
As playback singer
Song Film
"Pesuren Pesuren" Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
"Azhaipaiya" Dear Comrade (Tamil dubbed version)
"Kuru Kuru Kannal"


As lyricist
Song Film
"Enga Ooru Vandi", "Kadhal Vandhaacho", "Aaraaro", "Paaraai" Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
"Theeradhey Asaigal", Orange Mittai
"The canteen song" Dear Comrade (Tamil dubbed version)
"Bambaram" "Cauli Flowerey" Raja Manthiri

References edit

  1. ^ "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Music Review". IndiaGlitz. 10 December 2013. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Music Review". Behindwoods. 22 November 2013.
  3. ^ Jyothsna. "Music Director Justin Prabhakaran Interview". Behindwoods. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ Saravanan, T. (4 July 2013). "The RISING musicianship". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Radhe Shyam: Justin Prabhakaran only for South versions". 23 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Akhil Sathyan to debut as director with a Fahadh Faasil film". The Times of India. 26 September 2019.

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