Mohan Sithara

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Mohan Sithara is an Indian music composer. He received the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Music Director (2009) for the songs in Priyanandan's Soofi Paranja Kadha.[1] Since 1986 he has been an active musician in the Malayalam film industry. His work mixes Western, Classical and folk styles. He has worked with famous lyricists and poets like O. N. V Kurup, Yusufali Kechery, Sreekumaran Thampi, Rajeev Alunkal, P K Gopi, Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Rafeeq Ahmed, S. Ramesan Nair, B. R. Prasad, Vinayan, Bharanikkavu Sivakumar, Anil Panachooran, Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, Gireesh Puthenchery, and Bichu Thirumala. Many prominent singers have sung his songs, including K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran, M.G.Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra, Shreya Ghoshal, Sujatha Mohan, Madhu Balakrishnan, G. Venugopal, Vidhu Prathap, Afsal, Manjari, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Swarnalatha, Sheelamani, Biju Narayanan, Priya R. Pai, Anvar Saduth and Poornasree.

Mohan Sithara
Born1959 (age 61–62)
OriginThrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation(s)Music director
InstrumentsViolin, Harmonium
Years active1986 – present

Early lifeEdit

Mohan Sithara was born at Peruvallur, near Chavakkad, Thrissur, Kerala, India in 1959. He started his music career as violinist in some music troupes, one of which was Sithara troupe (from which he took the name Mohan Sithara). Later he worked with various music composers including M. G. Radhakrishnan, Shyam, and Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath. He did orchestration for the film Thoovanathumbikal with Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath, which led to several hit songs. His first work as independent music director in the Malayalam film industry was the film Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (From One to Zero), for which he composed the song "Raree Rareeram Raro" (it was also the first song for G. Venugopal).

FilmographyEdit

1986

1987

1988

1989

  • Devadas
  • Mudra
  • Eenam Maranna Kaattu
  • Njaattuvela
  • Innale (Background Score)
  • Chanakyan

1990

1991

1992

1993

  • Aalavattam
  • Kulapathi
  • Kaavadiyaattam
  • Aparna
  • Porutham
  • Ponnuchaami
  • Vakkeel Vasudev
  • Johny
  • Oru Kadamkadha Pole
  • Ottayadippaathakal
  • Kilivaathil (Mrinaalam)

1994

1995

  • Special Squad
  • Munpe Parakkunna Pakshi
  • Maanthrikante Praavukal
  • Poovukalku Punyakaalam

1996

  • Kaliveedu
  • Excuse Me Ethu Collegila?
  • Saare Jahaan Se Achcha

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Highlight songsEdit

  • Raree rareeram raro (Onnu Muthal Poojyam Varae)
  • Neermizhippeeliyil
  • Ila Kozhiyum sisirathil
  • Sahyasaanu sruthi
  • Pathinezhinte Poomkaralin (Vellaripraavinte Changaathi)
  • Nanam chalicha mashi kondu
  • Pranathosmi
  • Mullapoovin muthe
  • Enthe nin pinakkam
  • Kananakuyilin kathilidanoru
  • Hrudaya Mrudanga
  • Pramadavaniyil veendum
  • Krishna née en krishnamanee
  • Unnee vavao ponnunnee
  • Swarakanyakamar
  • Mindathedi kuyile (Thanmaathra)
  • Thekkini kolaya chumaril (Sufi Paranja Katha)
  • Ithaloornu veena (Thanmaathra)
  • Mele vellithinkal (Thanmaathra)
  • Annarakkanna vaa (Bhramaram)
  • Kaattru veliyedi kannamma (Thanmaathra)
  • Pokathe kariyilakkatte
  • Shivadam shivanamam (Mazhavillu)
  • Dhwani tharanga tharalam
  • Kanneer mazhayathu (Joker)
  • En ammae onnu kaanaan (Nammal)
  • Pon kasavu njoriyum
  • Moonnaam thrukkannil
  • Kukku kukku kuyile
  • Oru mathavumanyamalla
  • Kodi kodi adimakal
  • Thekko Thekkorikkal (Vellaripraavinte Changaathi)
  • Kaanumbol parayamo (Ishtam)
  • Chanchala dhruda pada thaalam (Ishtam)
  • Swapnam thyajichal swargam labhikkum (Raakshasaraajaavu)
  • Chandanathennalay njan ninte lolamaam
  • Ponnavani vettam thirumuttam
  • Chembarundin chelunde
  • Kunjurangum koottinullil
  • Swarajathi paadum pynkilee
  • Irulin Mahanidrayil ninnunarthi nee
  • Sukhamanee nilaavu (Nammal)
  • Oru mazhappakshi paadunnu
  • Manimukilae nee
  • Kannivasantham kaattil moolum
  • Inayarayannam kulichu keri
  • Agadha neela samudrachuzhikalil
  • Thanka manassu amma manassu (Raappakal)
  • Kallyana prayamaanu
  • Ilam manju mulam
  • Manassu oru manthrikakkoodu
  • Deepankuram poothorungumaakaasam
  • Kettu tharaattinte thaalam
  • Dhanumasappenninu poothaalam
  • Enikkum oru naavundenkil
  • Kadanja chandanamo nin meni
  • Prema madhu thedum
  • Makara nilavil madhuravumaayi
  • Karimizhiyaale oru kadha parayaam njaan
  • Marakkaam ellam marakkam (Swapnakkoodu)
  • Malarkili inayude (Swapnakkoodu)
  • Pedi thonni aadyam kandappol
  • Kannanaayaal Raadha venam (Pattanatthil Sundaran)
  • Pukkikkuyile kallikkuyile (Anyar)
  • Neeyarinnjo neelakkuzhali (Sadaanandante Samayam)
  • Omalale ente manassin
  • Tharivala kayyalenne (Sadaanandante Samayam)
  • Kaananakkuyilinu
  • Kuyile nin kurumkuzhalil
  • Kannuneer puzhayude theerathu (Meerayude Dukkhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum)
  • Thaamarakkanna
  • Kuttanadan kayalile (Kaazhcha)
  • Kalabhakkuri charthende
  • Jugnu re Jugnu re (Kaazhcha)
  • Aalmaram chaayum neram
  • Ammaanam chemmaanam
  • Meda ponveyiloothiyurukki
  • Neeyente paattil sreeragamayi
  • Sindoora sandhye parayoo
  • Snehathin poo nulli
  • Aalilakkanna
  • Chanthu pottum chenkelassum
  • Kilivaathilil kaathorthu njan
  • Ponnolathumbi
  • Ravin nilakaayal
  • Mazhayil rathri mazhayil (Karuttha Pakshikal)
  • Puthumazhayay pozhiyam
  • Manassee saanthamakoo
  • Thalolam thane thaaraattum
  • Vala nalla kuppi vala vangitharum
  • Manithaliyay ee manam thelinju
  • Kunkuma malarukalo virinju
  • Kaattu thulli kayalolam
  • Niranazhi Ponnin (Valyettan)
  • Ninte kannil virunnuvannu

AwardsEdit

State Film Critics Award

State Film Critics Award

Mathrubhumi Medimix Film Award 1999

Film Fare Award 2000

AVT Grihalakshmi T V Award 2006

  • 2006 – Best Music Director -Serial : Minnukettu

Annual Malayalam Movie Award 2009, UAE

  • 2009 – Best Music Director

Ravindran Award 2009

  • 2009 – Best Music Director

Kerala State Film Awards 2009

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Beena and has two children. His elder child, Mobina sang a few songs directed by him and now she is married. His son, Vishnu, is an upcoming Music Programmer. Vishnu has already composed a few albums and has been assisting senior composers in orchestration.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The melody maker".