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||Raveendran Master, Ravi
9 November 1941|
Kulathupuzha, Travancore, British India
||Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala
||3 March 2005
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
||Carnatic music, Hindistani classical, Malayalam music, World music
||Film composer, music director, singer
M. Raveendran (born Kulathupuzha, Kollam, 9 November 1941 – died Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 3 March 2005) fondly known as "Raveendran Master", was a popular South Indian music composer and playback singer from Kerala. He was referred to as the aristocratic music director of Malayalam who had a distinctive style of his own. He composed more than 150 films primarily for the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He also composed a few albums, including Vasantha Geethangal.
He began his career as a playback singer with the song "Parvanarajanithan" from a Malayalam film, Velliyazhcha. He then became a master and associated with many Malayalam composers. He also dubbed voices for films during this time.
The famous playback singer K. J. Yesudas, a former classmate, altered the course of Raveendran's life by persuading him to compose songs and thus he become a music director.
Director J. Sasikumar, commissioned Raveendran to score the music for Choola (1979). The song "Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kannerumayi ...", sung by Yesudas, became a hit. Ever since, Raveendran led Malayalam film music with several hit songs.
Melody incorporated with the aspects of Carnatic music were the hallmark of his songs. With the release of Thenum Vayambum (1981), Raveendran made his mark in the film field. In 1982, for his close friend, director P. Venu he dubbed for actor Shankar in his film Aranjyanam and later composed music for his movie Thacholi Thankappan.
A few of Raveendran's best songs were in films like Thenum Vayambum, Amaram, His Highness Abdullah, Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu', Nandanam, Rajashilpi, Bharatham and Aaraam Thampuran. The songs "Pramadhavanam Veendum" from the movie His Highness Abdullah and "Harimuraleeravam" from Aaraam Thampuran were among the most adored songs of that time. He shared a close relationship with the actor Mohanlal.
Some of his light music albums and devotional albums, which were most popular in the 1980s and 1990s through All India Radio and audio cassettes were Ulsava Gaanangal(festival songs) (1983, 1985), Vasantha Geethangal (1984), Ponnona Tharangini (1992), Amme Saranam Devi Saranam (1994), Sarana Theertham (1997) and Uthradapoonilave (2001).
He was married to Shobha and has three sons. His youngest son, Naveen Madhav, is a playback singer in Tamil film and twin sons Rajan Madhav, a film director, and Sajan Madhav, a music composer in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films.
He died in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on 3 March 2005. He was also suffering from oesophageal cancer. His last works Vadakkumnadhan and Kalabham were released posthumously.
- Thacholi Thankappan
- 19 April
- Ente Tuition Teacher
- Chiriyo Chiri
- Prasnam Gurutharam
- Belt Mathai
- Manase Ninakku Mangalam
- Marikunnilla Njan
- Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam
- Lal Salam
- Uncle Bun
- Kizhakkunarum Pakshi
- Kadinjool Kalyanam
- Soorya Gayathri
- Arayannangalude Veedu
- Saivar Thirumeni
- Thenum Vayambum
- Thammil Thammil
- Sukhamo Devi
- Kaliyil Alpam Karyam
- Deshadanakkili Karayarilla
- Aye Auto
- Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary
- Oru May Masa Pulariyil
- His Highness Abdullah
- Champakulam Thachan
- Thachiledathu Chundan
- Mazhayethum Munpe
- Ayal Kadhayezhuthukayanu
- Aaraam Thamburan
- Pallavur Devanarayanan
- Mizhi Randilum
As a playback singer
He started his career as a playback singer for the 1969 movie Velliyazhcha for which the scores were done by M. S. Baburaj. His first song was titled "Parvana rajanithan". For a decade, he struggled to get songs and even become a dubbing artist for films. As a music director, he sang some of his songs.
National Film Awards:
Kerala State Film Awards:
Filmfare Awards South:
Asianet Film Awards:
- Tharake Mizhiyithalil ( Choola)
- Thengum hrudayam... (Aattakkalasham)
- Harimuraleeravam... (Aaraam Thampuran)
- Pramadhavanam...( His Highness Abdulla)
- Devasabhathalam...( His Highness Abdulla)
- Sree Lathikakal & Sukamo devi...(Sukhamo Devi)
- Gopangane... (Bharatham)
- Ramakadha... (Bharatham)
- Ezhuswarangalum thazhukivarum...(Chirio chiri)
- Pularkala Sundara Swapnathil..........(Oru Maymasa pulariyil)
- Vikara Naukayumai...(Amaram)
- Kandu njan mizhikalil...(Abhimanyu)
- Vanambaadi etho theerangal...(Desadanakili Karayaarilla)
- Thenum vayambum...(Thenum vayambum)
- Madhumasa Ponnila Choodi...(Kuttettan)
- Innumente Kannuneeril...(Yuvajanotsavam)
- Puzhayorazhakullapennu... (Ente Nadinikkuttikku)
- Hridayam oru veenayai...(Thammil Thammil)
- Aalila Manjalil...(Surya gayathri)
- Kalabham tharaam...(Vadakkumnadhan)
- Enthinu Veroru Sooryodayam...(Mazhayethum munpea)
- Manja Kiliyude...(Kanmadam)
- Manathaaril Ennum...(Kaliyil Alpam Kaaryam)
- Etho Nidrathan...(Ayaal Kathayezhuthukayaanu)
- Moovanthi thazhvarayil...(Kanmadam)
- Vaarmukile vaanil...... (Mazha)
- Kaarmukil varnante.....(Nandanam)
- deenadayau... (Arayannangalude Veedu)
- Thalam Thettiya... (Thalam Thettiya Tharattu)
- Poovinullil Poo Viriyum (Tharattu)
- Olikkunnuvo Mizhikkumbilil....(Champakulam Thachan)
- Devasandhya Gopurathil.... (Kalabham)
- Deepam Deepam... (Neelakkadambu)
- Kudajaadriyil Kudikollum
- Ganga...... (Vadakkumnathan)
- Sindhura sandhyyakku Mownam (Choola)
- M D Manoj Raveendra Sangeetham, Olive Publishers May 2010
- Sobha (Raveend's wife) Raveendra sangeetham Kelkatha ragangal, 2011
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:49:00 -0800
N Raveendran, national consultant, National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) said that the new crop and the old stocks would not be able to cover the demand. “Supply and demand balance sheet is tight with stocks to usage ratio at all-time low of ...
Times of India
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0800
While some are cleaning up the litter on the roads and water bodies, R Raveendran, secretary of the Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore (RAAC), plans to stop the waste from reaching the roads itself. " We ae focussing on disposing the garbage ...
The New Indian Express
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:33:45 -0800
Inheriting a taste for visual arts from his father Thrikkarippur Raveendran, who is a sculptor presently working as the senior artist at Pariyaram Medical College here, Chitraraj is one among the seven talents to receive the CRTS in the sculptor ...
The New Indian Express
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:33:45 -0800
KOLLAM: If peace should exist in this world, then there must be a society which is free from exploitation, CPI state secretary Pannian Raveendran has said. According to Pannian, unrest leads to the creation of capitalist forces. “Enmity and rivalry ...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:54:44 -0800
"The question is how much reach an Indian company in this field will have outside and within India," said Balram Raveendran, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, who specialises in artificial intelligence. "The front-end seems ...
The Indian Express
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:38:14 -0800
Gunning for party state secretary Pannian Raveendran, Nair said party state secretary cannot run away from the responsibility of the payment seat scam. The probe panel had indicted Raveendran, but he did not reveal that decision to the media, said Nair.
Times of Oman
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:45:00 -0800
It may become colder just like last year," Santhosh Raveendran, a resident of Jabal Shams, said. Freezing cold. The maximum temperature at Jabal Shams was five degree Celsius. Last year in December, Jabal Shams had recorded minus seven degree ...
The New Indian Express
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:34:26 -0800
KOCHI: CPI state secretary Pannyan Raveendran on Tuesday approached the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to quash the Kerala Lok Ayukta order asking the state police to conduct a preliminary probe into the alleged corruption involved in the CPI's ...
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