Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gireesh Puthenchery

Gireesh Puthenchery was a highly acclaimed lyricist of Malayalam Cinema who penned more than 1500 film songs in about 325 films.Other than film songs he also   wrote Album Songs,devotional songs etc .He was also a script writer and story writer.
He was born on 23rd September 1959 at Puthenchery of Koilandy in Kozhikode District to parents Krishna Panicker and Meenakshi Amma.
He entered Malayalam film field as a lyricist in the year 1988 and rose to popularity in 1992 with the hit song 'Santhamee Rathriyil Vadyaghoshadikal Kondu Vaa' in the film Johnny Walker.
During a career for more than two decades he had penned many hits which are all lingering in the minds and lips of the music lovers.
A film song becomes hit when several factors merges together in adequate proportions.There should be meaningful and beautiful versus, pleasing tune and orchestra,the quality of the singer's voice must b nice,and the rendition should be performed  giving emphasize to proper feeling,emotions etc.The 'Sahithyam' (the versus) and 'Sangeetham' are the main factors which makes a song hit, super hit and immortal.Examples are old songs like 'Aathma Vidyalayame,Iswara Chintha Ithonne Manujanu,Pattu Padi Urrakkam njan,Bali Kudeerangale' and so on.
Gireesh Puthenchery received wide accolades and appreciation for several of his songs and he was a much adulated Malayalam lyricist who received Kerala State Film Award as Best Lyricist continuously for four years from 2001.
Gireesh Puthenchery possessed a richness of quality in his word selection and when those were  combined together with th poetic imaginations as like  the beads of a garland, it mesmerized the listeners.
For example songs like 'Soorya Kireedam Veenudanju ravin thiruvarangil'.There are several   other extraordinarily beautiful poetic concepts of this sort written by this  lyricist.
He created emotional upheaval in lines like 'Amma Mazhakkarinu Kan niranju aa kanneril njan nanaju' ,  'Moovanthi thazhvarayil' etc.
He created an overwhelming feeling in the hearts of millions of listeners with lines like 'Innale ente nenjile' etc.
He entertained the masses with beautiful lines like 'Santhamee rathriyil',
'Poonilamazha Peythirangiya', 'Chilamboli Katee' and so on.
He was good at devotional songs like 'Vande Mukunda Hare, Nanda Kishora Hare,
Deenadayalo Rama,Kalabham Tharam,Karmukil Varnante Chundil' etc.
Romantic lines can not be better than 'Ente Ellamellam Alle' and 'Ente Manasiloru Naanam' etc.
Some other songs which he wrote with emotional depths and dimensions that  touched the inner souls of the listeners are:-
'Kai kudanna niraye'
'Vellithinkal poonkinnam'
'Poru nee varilam Chandralekhe'
'Maanam Thelinje Ninnal'
'Oru poovithalil naru Punchiriyay'
'Thechipoove Thenkasipoove'
' Nilakayalolam'
 'Thamarapoovil Vazhum Deviallo'
'Aaro Viral'
'Oru Rathri Koodi Vida Vangave'
'Vennila Kombile Rappadi'
'Kudamulla kammalaninju'
'Ariyathe Ariyathe Ee Pavizha'
'Marakkudayal Mukham'
'Thiranirayum Churul'
'Munthiripadam'
and many more.
He received Kerala State Film Award as Best lyricist seven times and Asia net Film award as Best lyricist in the years 2004,2006 and 2008.
He wrote the story of films:-
Meleparambil Aanveedu
Kinnaripuzhayoram
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku
He wrote the Script of films:-
Brahmarakshassu
Pallavur Deva Narayanan
Vadakkumnadhan
Gireesh Puthenchery suffered a stroke on 6th Feb 2010 and was admitted in a Hospital at Kozhikode.He died on 10th Feb 2010.He is survived by his wife and two children.













Selected Fimography
Johnny Walker
Devasuram
Ekalavyan
Mayamayuram
Meleparambil Aanveedu
Kinnaripuzhayoram
Manathe Kottaram
Thenmavinkombathu
Agnidevan
 Nirnayam
No.1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
Hitler
Ishtamanu Nooruvattam
Kanakinavu
Kaliveedu
Aaram Thampuran
Chandralekha
Varnapakittu
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala
Nakshatra Tharattu
Oru Maravathur Kanavu
Summer in Bethlahem
Ezhupunnatharakan
James Bond
Megham
Niram
Dreams
Valyettan
Narasimham
Punaradhivasam
Usthad
Arayannangalude Veedu
Dubai
Praja
Ravanaprabhu
Randam Bhavam
Sharjah to Sharjah
Meesa Madhavan
Nandanam
Balettan
CID Moosa
Ente Veedu Appoontem
Gramaphone
Manassinakkare
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum
Pattalam
Akale
Nammal Thammil
Achuvinte Amma
Anandabhadram
Chandrolsavam
Kochi Rajavu
Rasathantram
Vasthavam
Rock&Roll
Innthe Chintha Vishayam
Madampi
Twenty 20
Vilapangalkkappuram
Banaras
Ivar Vivahitharayal
Varnam
Happy Husbands
Shikkar



          



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