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Piraisoodan is a Tamil poet and lyricist who writes song lyrics for films.[2]

Piraisoodan
Born (1956-02-06) February 6, 1956 (age 63)[1]
ResidenceNesapakkam, Chennai
Other nameschandrasekar
Occupationactor, poet, dialogue writer
Years active1980-present

He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist for his songs in movies like Thayagam, En Rasavin Manasile and Neeyum Naanum in 1996,1991 and 2010 respectively. He wrote ‘Jagam Pughazum’, a Carnatic song that sums up the life of Thyagaraja.

He was conferred the title "Kavi Nyaani" by the late music director M.S.Viswanathan. He is notable for his eloquent literary speeches and for his ability to complete a song in few minutes. In a television reality program called "Vanampadi" he explained the meaning and intricate nuances of various Tamil film songs that won him accolades and place him as the best analyser and critic for Tamil film songs.

He was conferred a Doctorate in literature by the University Of Jerusalem.[3][4] He was one of the chief guests along with Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, director S. P. Muthuraman and Shyam Joseph for the music programme, a tribute to M.S. Viswanathan on his birthday conducted by MSVTimes.com June 20 at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi auditorium, Luz.[5]

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Personal lifeEdit

Piraisoodan was born and brought up in Nannilam, a small panchayat town in Tamil Nadu. Piraisoodan has ten siblings - five elder and two younger brothers and two sisters. One of them is R. Madhi, a cinematographer who also works in the Tamil film industry.[6] Piraisoodan has a daughter and son K. R. Kawin Siva, a music director who also works in the film industry.[7][8]

Partial filmographyEdit

LyricistEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Songs Notes
2017 Jayikkira Kudhira Veetukkoru Saamiyundu
2013 Masani Masani
2013 Ullamellam Talladuthe Ullamellam Talladuthe
2012 Nachiyarpuram Nachiyarpuram
2009 Thee Theepporiyil
2007 Piragu
Cheena Thaana 001
Adavadi Idhu One Day & Dindugal Poottu
Manikanda Madhippukuriya
2005 Girivalam
Iyer IPS Hi-Tech Kangala
2004 Maha Nadigan Alwa Nayagane
Oru Murai Sollividu
Super Da Iduppu Madippu
Jore Muttikkalama
2003 Anbe Un Vasam Thirumugam
2002 Jjunction Poo Mugam Siricha
2001 Star Rasiga Rasiga
Krishna Krishna Aandavan Namaku
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Engalukkum Kalam Varum
2000 Thenali Porkalam Ange
Krodham 2 All Songs
Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela Thenatru Meena Not in Film
1999 Ponvizha Naadu Sezhikka
1997 Putham Puthu Poove Rettai Jadai Not Released
Arasiyal Varai En Thozhiyae
Paththini Mellathan Solla
1996 Krishna Idhu Nee Irukkum Nenjamadi & Ingu Aadum Varai
Puthiya Parasakthi
Thayagam All Songs Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist
1995 Dear Son Maruthu
Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum
Varraar Sandiyar All songs except 'Dindukallu'
Asuran Chakku Chakku Vathikuchi and O Vanmathi
Veluchami Uyire Uyire
Karuppu Nila Pallakku
1994 Ilaignar Ani
Pathavi Pramanam
1993 Naan Pesa Ninaipathellam Devan Kovil
1992 Pudhu Varusham Manasula Manasula
Chembaruthi Nadandhal Irandadi, Ada Vanjiram, Kadalile Ezhugira and Kadile Thanimayile
Thanga Manasukkaran Manikuyil Isaikkuthadi
Amaran Vethala Potta, Tring Tring, Chandirane Suriyane and Vasanthame Arugil Vaa
1991 Idhayam Idhayamae Idhayamae
Captain Prabhakaran Aattama Therottama
En Rasavin Manasile Sola Pasunkiliye Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist
Gopura Vasalile Kadhal Kavithaigal and Keladee En
Eeramana Rojave Kalakalakum Maniosai
Perum Pulli Aanum Pennum and Mambala Thota
1990 Keladi Kanmani Thendral Thaan
Arangetra Velai Gundu Onnu
Panakkaran Nooru Varusham
1989 Mappillai Veru Velai Unakku
Rajadhi Raja Meenamma Meenamma
Ennai Peththa Rasa Ennai Peththa Rasa
1985 Chirai Rasathi Rosapoove

TelevisionEdit

Dialogue writer
Actor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Piraisoodan | Official Site of South Indian Artists Association, Nadigar Sangam, Tamil Nadigar Sangam".
  2. ^ "Behindwoods : Lyricist Piraisoodan returns for Deva". www.behindwoods.com.
  3. ^ "The music saint on stage". The Hindu. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  4. ^ "A tribute to Tyagaraja". The Hindu. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Unique celebration". The Hindu. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  6. ^ Malathi Rangarajan. "Through the looking glass". The Hindu.
  7. ^ "kollytalk.com - Informationen zum Thema kollytalk". ww1.kollytalk.com.
  8. ^ "Mei Marenthen Audio Launch Report". 28 May 2014.