Rafeeq Ahamed

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Rafeeq Ahmed (born 17 December 1961) is a Malayalam poet, lyricist and novelist.[1] He has won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry and is a five-time winner of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics. With more than 600 songs in his credit,[2] Rafeeq Ahamed is regarded as the most successful and critically acclaimed lyricist of contemporary Malayalam cinema.[3]

Rafeeq Ahamed
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Born (1961-12-17) 17 December 1961 (age 58)
OccupationPoet, lyricist, novelist
Spouse(s)Laila Rafeeq
ChildrenManeesh ,Lasya

BiographyEdit

Rafeeq Ahamed was born to Syed Sajjad Hussain and Thithayikutty on 17 December 1961 in Akkikavu, Trichur.[4] He graduated in English literature from Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur. He started his film career through the 1999 film Garshom directed by P. T. Kunju Muhammed.[5] His second work as a lyricist was Perumazhakkalam , directed by Kamal. It was music director M. Jayachandran who suggested Rafeeq to Kamal, based on an experience of working with Rafeeq for the title song of a television serial Samanathaalam. Rafeeq penned the lyrics of much acclaimed song Rakkilithan for perumazhakalam and has since written more than 600 songs for about 300 Malayalam films.[6] He received Kerala State film award for best lyrics five times. He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006 for his poetic work, Aalmara. His first novel, Azhukkillam, was serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly.

Poetry collectionsEdit

Year Title
2013 Rafeeq Ahamedinte Kavithakal
2012 Thoraamazha
2008 Gramavrikshathile Vavval
2008 Shivakami
2007 Cheettukalikkar
2006 Alamara
2000 Paarayil Paninjathu
1996 Swapnavangmoolam

NovelEdit

  • Azhukkillam

Partial FilmographyEdit

[7][8]

Year Movie Notes
1997 Garshom
2004 Perumazhakkalam 1 song- "Rakkilithan"
2006 Out of Syllabus 4 songs
2007 Paradesi
Pranayakalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics
Soorya Kireedam
Flash
Kaiyoppu 1 song
2008 Laptop
Thirakkatha
2009 Dr. Patient
Rithu
T. D. Dasan Std. VI B
Kerala Cafe
Sufi Paranja Katha Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics
Paleri Manikyam 1 song
2010 Sadgamaya Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics
Anwar Filmfare Award for Best Lyrics,
Vanitha Film Award for Best Lyrics
Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Bombay Mittayi 4 songs
Elektra
De Nova
Annarakkannanum Thannalayathu
2011 Khaddama
Urumi 1 song- "Chalanam Chalanam"
Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku
Salt N' Pepper
The Train
Adaminte Makan Abu
Violin
Bombay March 12
Veeraputhran
Sevenes 1 song- "Meghathoppil"
Snehaveedu
Swapna Sanchari
2012 Unnam
Ithramathram
Orange
Orkut oru ormakkoottu 2 songs
Ee Adutha Kaalathu
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty 1 song
Nidra
Josettante Hero
Doctor Innocentanu
Ustad Hotel Asianet Film Award for Best Lyrics
Diamond Necklace
Run Baby Run
Spirit Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics,
Amrita TV Film Awards for Best Lyrics,
Filmfare Award for Best Lyrics
Vanitha Film Award for Best Lyrics
Bachelor Party
22 Female Kottayam 1 song- "Neeyo"
Cinema Company
Naughty Professor
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam
Last Bench
Theruvu Nakshatrangal
Molly Aunty Rocks!
Trivandrum Lodge
Idiots
101 Weddings
916
Theevram 1 song
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
Poppins 1 song
Chapters
Bavuttiyude Namathil
I Love Me
2013 Oru Indian Pranayakadha Amrita TV Film Awards for Best Lyrics
10:30 am Local Call
Lokpal
Nee Ko Njaa Cha
Celluloid
Tourist Home
Radio
Kili Poyi
Lucky Star
Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu
K.Q
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala
Redwine
August Club
Immanuel
Ladies and Gentleman
Left Right Left
Sringaravelan
ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi 1 song - "Vaanam Puthumazha"
5 Sundarikal 2 songs
God for Sale
Artist
Kunjananthante Kada
Arikil Oraal 1 song
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
North 24 Kaatham 2 songs
3G
Idukki Gold
Vishudhan
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
2014 Ettekaal Second
Salaam Kashmier
Pranayakadha
Pianist
How old are you Asianet Film Award for Best Lyrics
Gamer
Praise the Lord
Law Point
7th Day 1 song - "Mazhavil Chiraku"
Onnum Mindathe
Cherukkanum Pennum
Bangalore Days 1 song - "Ethu Kari Ravilum"
Vikramadithyan 1 song - "Megham"
Beware of Dogs
Persiakaran
Njaan
Money Ratnam
Iyobinte Pusthakam
Tamaar Padaar
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu
Angels
Kaaviya Thalaivan (Malayalam) Dubbed Film
Cousins 1 song - "Neeyen Vennila"
Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal
Pakida
2015 The Reporter
Rasputin
Alif
100 Days of Love 1 song
Ennum Eppozhum
You Too Brutus
Bhaskar the Rascal
Ivide
Lukka Chuppi
Love 24x7
Loham 1 song
Kaliyachan
Ennu Ninte Moideen Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics,
Asianet Film Award for Best Lyrics,
Filmfare Award for Best Lyrics,
Vanitha Film Award for Best Lyrics
Pathemari
Ithinumappuram
Saigal Padukayaanu
Rani Padmini
Charlie 4 songs
2016 White
Kismath 1 song - "Nilamanaltharikalil"
Maheshinte Prathikaaram 3 songs - "Idukki", "Theliveyilazhakum" and "Mounangal".
Pulimurugan 1 song - "Kaadaniyum"
Pachakkallam
Kattumakkan
Puthiya Niyamam 1 song
Ithu Thaanda Police
Pa Va 2 songs
Daffedar
Pretham
Guppy 2 songs - "Athiraliyum", "Thaniye Mizhikal"
Thoppil Joppan
Ore Mukham 1 song
2017 Jomonte Suvisheshangal
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol
Oru Mexican Aparatha 2 songs - "Aakaashakkuda", "Ivalaaro"
Fukri
Campus Diary
Kaattum Mazhayum
Aby
Pareeth Pandari
Comrade in America 1 song - "Kannil Kannil"
Viswasapoorvam Mansoor 2 songs
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Asianet Film Award for Best Lyrics
Cappucino
Hadiya
Matchbox
Naval Enna Jewel 1 song
Velipadinte Pusthakam 1 song
Crossroad
Kaattu
Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu
Udaharanam Sujatha 1 song
Aakashamittayee
Vimaanam
Mayanadi 1 song - "Kiliye"
Masterpiece 1 song
2018 Carbon 2 songs
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal
Kallai FM
Sakhavinte Priyasakhi
Aami
Parole 1 song
Kammara Sambhavam 1 song
Uncle
Abrahaminte Santhathikal
Neerali 2 songs
Koode
Ennaalum Sarath..?
Oru Kuttanadan Blog 2 songs
Kayamkulam Kochunni
Odiyan 2 songs - "Kondoram", "Maanam Thudukkanu";
Vanitha Film Award for Best Lyrics
Paviyettante Madhurachooral
2019 The Great Indian Road Movie
Uyare 2 songs - "Nee Mukilo", "18 Vayassilu"
Naan Petta Makan
My Great Grandfather
Munthiri Monchan 1 song
And the Oscar Goes To...
Kakshi: Amminippilla 1 song
Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal
Ganagandharvan 1 song
Mamangam 3 songs
Nalpathiyonnu (41)
2020 Big Brother
Ayyappanum Koshiyum
Karnan Nepolian Bhagat Singh
Shyamaragam

AwardsEdit

Literary awardsEdit

  • 2014: Odakkuzhal Award for Rafeeq Ahammedinte Kavithakal[9]
  • 2006: Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Alamara
  • 2000: Olappamanna Memorial Award for Paarayil Pathiinjathu
  • Edappally Award
  • Kunchupilla Award
  • Kanakasree Award
  • Vailoppilli Award
  • 2017: P. Kunjiraman Nair Award
  • Ulloor Award
  • 2019: Swathi-Ayyappa Panicker Literary Award[10]

Film awardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Award

Amrita Awards
  • 2012- Amrita TV Film Award for Best Lyricist -
  • 2014 – Amrita TV Film Award for Best Lyricist – Oru Indian Pranayakatha

Filmfare South

Vanitha Film Awards

  • 2018 - Best Lyricist - Odiyan
  • 2015 – Best Lyricist – Ennu Ninte Moideen
  • 2013 -Best Lyricist – Spirit ,Diamond Necklace
  • 2011 -Best Lyricist – Anwar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.manoramaonline.com/literature/literaryworld/2017/04/24/rafeeq-ahammed-talk-about-his-favourite-poems.html
  2. ^ https://www.malayalachalachithram.com/listsongs.php?tot=613&l=1131&p=21
  3. ^ "എഴുത്തുകാർ അയിത്തം നേരിടുന്ന കാലം: റഫീക്ക് അഹമ്മദ്". News 18.
  4. ^ "റഫീക്ക്‌ അഹമ്മദ്‌" (in Malayalam). Harithakam. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
  5. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/Lyrical-craftsmanship/article16373463.ece
  6. ^ https://www.malayalachalachithram.com/listsongs.php?tot=613&l=1131&p=21
  7. ^ "List of Malayalam Songs by Lyricist Rafeeq Ahamed". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. ^ "റഫീക്ക് അഹമ്മദ്". M3DB.COM. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  9. ^ "റഫീഖ് അഹമ്മദിന് ഓടക്കുഴല്‍ അവാര്‍ഡ്". DC Books. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  10. ^ https://english.mathrubhumi.com/mobile/books/books-news/poet-lyricist-rafeeq-ahammed-wins-swathi-ayyappa-panicker-literary-award--1.4331774

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