Jassie Gift

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Jassie Gift
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Jassie Gift leaving Nedumbassery Airport
Background information
Origin Thiruvananthapuram, India
Occupations Music composer, playback singer

Jassie Gift is an Indian film music composer and playback singer who primarily works in all South Indian languages and hails from Thiruvananthapuram, India.[1] He composes songs for Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. He became famous after his song "Lajjavathiye" in the film 4 the people became a hit.[2] Jassie won the Best Music Director award in The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011.[3]

Biography[edit]

Jassie Gift was born into a middle class Nadar Christian family in Trivandrum. He was interested in music from childhood and was highly influenced by western music. He had lessons in western piano from a young age and started singing and playing the keyboard for a few local bands. He is a singer cum keyboard player of the band 'Hell City' and 'Mobi Dick'.He admired Ilayaraja and he is a great fan of Freddie Mercury.He entered into the film music industry under the guidance of director Jayaraj.Before entering films he composed songs for a couple of music albums in Malayalam. The main hit album is 'Soona Soona'.He also composed some jingles. He pioneered the use of techno music in the Malayalam music industry. His medley of western and Indian music came to be very popular among listeners. His remarkably different singing voice contributed to a unique vocal style. Jassie's first composition was for the movie Saphalam. He became popular in Kerala with his song "Lajjavathiye" in the movie 4 the people which he composed in just 15 minutes.[2] His music contributed heavily to the success of 4 the People which became 2004's biggest blockbuster in Malayalam.[2] All the songs Jassie composed for the movie especially "Lajjavathiye", became hit in Kerala and set a new trend in Malayalam Music. It was later remade into Tamil, and also as Malliswarive into Telugu[4] The song was successful in all languages.[5]

He also composed a music album, Rain, Rain Come again that is mixture of Indian and western music.[5] He gives the mixture of melody and western beats in the Hudugaata (Kannada) film and three songs, "Eno Onthara", "Mandakiniye" and "Ommomme Heegu". He has worked with many South Indian musicians such as Harris Jayaraj, Devisri Prasad, Yuvan Shankar Raja, M M Keeravani etc. He is now putting out songs which have more of an 'Indian' style. He is an excellent rock singer. He has composed songs for movies in all South-Indian languages, as well as for a couple of Hindi movies.

Jassie Gift has a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University College of Kerala, Trivandrum and is currently doing his PhD in Philosophy.

Personal life[edit]

On 12 September 2012, Jassie married Athulya Jayakumar who is a Physics Researcher at Kannur University.

Filmography[edit]

As a composer[edit]

Year Film Title Language Notes
2003 Saphalam Malayalam
2004 4 the people Malayalam
2004 Ennittum Malayalam
2004 Rain Rain Come Again Malayalam
2005 December Malayalam
2006 Aswaroodan Malayalam
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Malayalam
2007 Hudugaata Kannada
2007 Thee Nagar Tamil
2008 Vilayattu Tamil
2008 Shambhu Malayalam
2009 Pattalam Tamil
2009 Hatrick Hodi Maga Kannada
2009 Parichaya Kannada
2010 Pokkiri Raja Malayalam
2010 3 Char Sau Bees Malayalam
2011 Sanju Weds Geetha Kannada Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Suvarna Film Award for Best Music Director
Won The Bangalore Times Best Music Director Award
2011 China Town Malayalam
2011 Shyloo Kannada Ishaan Dev Best male singer& up coming singer (Mirchi Music Awards 2011 south )
2011 Angane Thudangi Malayalam
2011 Seniors Malayalam
2012 Dev Son of Mudde Gowda Kannada
2012 Nidra Malayalam
2012 Kiladi Kitty Kannada
2012 Naughty Professor Malayalam
2012 Achante Aanmakkal Malayalam
2012 Galaate Kannada
2012 Thiruvasagam Tamil
2012 Myna Kannada
2013 D Company Malayalam Guest Composer
2013 Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga Kannada
2013 Aryan Kannada
2014 Masala Republic Malayalam

As a Singer[edit]

Kannada songs[edit]

Malayalam songs[edit]

Tamil songs[edit]

Telugu songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A real gift". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gift of music". The Hindu. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Bangalore Times Film Awards 2011". 21 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jassie in Tollywood!". Sify. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Jassie Gift reveals secrets". The Indian Express. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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