Shyam (composer)

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Shyam
Birth nameSamuel Joseph
Also known asShyam
Born (1937-03-19) 19 March 1937 (age 84)
OriginGuindy, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Film score
Occupation(s)Music director
Instruments Harmonium, Violin
Years active1963 – Present

Samuel Joseph, better known as Shyam (born 19 March 1937) is a Malayalam music composer from Tamil Nadu, India.

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From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, Shyam had a prolific run as a composer in the Malayalam film industry, composing for nearly 200 films. Working with all major directors of the time, Shyam had scored for many hits of Jayan and the early films of Mammootty and Mohanlal. [1]

Career beginnings

Shyam apprenticed under maestros M. S. Viswanathan and Salil Chowdhury, [2] the former renaming him 'Shyam'. He has been an assistant for various music directors including Salil Chowdhury, Rajan Nagendra, Satyam, S. Rajeswara Rao, Pendyala Nageswara Rao, AM Raja, TG Lingappa etc for several years before venturing as an independent music director. He has also worked as a lead violinist with famous composers like C. Ramachandra, V Dakshinamoorthi, Naushad, Madan Mohan, G. Devarajan, Bombay Ravi, RD Burman etc.

Along with his training in western violin he is also trained in carnatic classical violin under the baton of legendary classical violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman.

He debuted as an independent film composer in Malayalam cinema through the 1974 film, Manyasree Viswamithran [3] directed by actor Madhu. All the tracks from the movie including Kettille Kottayathoru became huge success.

Filmography

Malayalam
Tamil
Other languages

Hit Songs

SongMovieYearSingerLyrics
Vaishaakha Sandhye ...Naadodikkaattu1987KJ YesudasYusufali Kecheri
Devathaaru Poothu ...Engane Nee Marakkum1983KJ Yesudas, P SusheelaChunakkara Ramankutty
Oru Madhurakkinaavin ...Kaanaamarayathu1984KJ YesudasBichu Thirumala
Poomaaname ...Nirakkoottu1985KS ChithraPoovachal Khader
Thozhuthu Madangum ...Aksharangal1984Unni MenonONV Kurup
Olangal thalam thallumbol ...Kadathu1981 Unni Menon Bichu Thirumala
Mainaakam Kadalil Ninnuyarunnuvo ...Thrishna1981 S Janaki Bichu Thirumala
KaattukurinjipoovuRadha Enna Penkutti1979P JayachandranDevadas
Manje Vaa Madhuvidhu Vela ...Thushaaram1981KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Kousalya (Old)Yusufali Kecheri
Paavaada Venam Melaada Venam ...Angaadi1980KJ YesudasBichu Thirumala
Shyaamameghame Nee ...Adhipan1989KS ChithraChunakkara Ramankutty
Shruthiyil NinnuyarumThrishna1981KJ YesudasBichu Thirumala
KannaanthaliyumAnubandham1985KJ YesudasBichu Thirumala
Kannum Kannum Thammil Thammil ...Angaadi1980KJ Yesudas, S JanakiBichu Thirumala
Hridayam kondezhuthunna ...Aksharathettu1989KJ YesudasSreekumaran Thampi
Ormmathan Vaasantha ...Daisy1988KJ YesudasP Bhaskaran
Chinnukkutty Urangeele ...Oru Nokku Kaanan1985KS Chithra, Unni MenonChunakkara Ramankutty
Raavil poonthenNaaduvaazhikal1989Unni Menon, DineshShibu Chakravarthy
Mazhai Tharumo Endhan.. (Tamil) Manitharil Iththanai Nirangalaa? 1978 S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja Kannadasan

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards :

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References

  1. "Play it again, Shyam". The Hindu . 27 October 2003. Archived from the original on 17 January 2004. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. "On a musical trip down memory lane". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. Balasubramanian, V. (9 June 2016). "Of song and spirit". The Hindu . Retrieved 9 October 2020.