Ouseppachan

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Ouseppachan
Birth name Mechery Louis Ousephachan
Born (1954-09-13) 13 September 1954 (age 60)
Origin Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Genres film score
Occupations Music director
Instruments Violin
Years active 1985 – present

Mechery Louis Ouseppachan (born 13 September 1954), mononymously known as Ousepachhan is an Indian film composer who mainly sets scores for Malayalam films. He is a recipient of National Award, Filmfare Award and Kerala State Film Awards for his numerous film soundtrack albums and background scores.

Biography[edit]

Ousephachan was born to Mechery Louis and Mathiri Paliakkara on 13 September 1954 in Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, India.[1] He completed his formal education from Saint Thomas College, Thrissur. He was interested in music and by the time he finished his formal education, he had become an expert violinist. He started his music career as violinist in some music troupes. Later he got the chance to be the violinist in concerts of renowned playback singer Madhuri. He later became the violinist under music director Paravoor Devarajan master.[1] Then he moved to Madras, Tamil Nadu where most of the recording works of Malayalam films were done. His first work in the film industry was the film Eenam, for which he set the background score. He composed the soundtrack for the film Aaravam (1979), however Kathodu Kathoram (1985), directed by Bharathan is considered as his debut. Ouseppachan's work was noted for the film and three songs from the film became super hits. These songs were noted also for the immense use of violin. This may be attributed to the facts that Ousephachan himself is a violinist and that the protagonist of the film played by Mammootty is also a violinist.[1] Ousephachan then went on to compose music for over 60 films.[2] He also composed songs for the non-commercial Hindi film Freaky Chakra, directed by V.K. Prakash and background scores for various other Hindi films, notably directed by Priyadarshan. Aside from music direction, he had taken up a spot as a judge for Asianet's Idea Star Singer 2008 and also as a judge for Kairali TV's Gandharva Sangeetham 2012.[3]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Remarks
2013 Nadan Malayalam Winner Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Winner SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Green Apple Malayalam Filming
Mazhaneerthullikal Malayalam Filming
Musafir Malayalam
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Hindi Background Score Only
Parudeesa Malayalam
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Malayalam Nominated —SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
2012 Kalikalam Malayalam
Arike Malayalam
Thiruvambadi Thampan Malayalam
2011 Karmayogi Malayalam
Aidondla Aidu Kannada Guest Composer
Bangkok Summer Malayalam
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Malayalam Theme Music for the IPL team Kochi Tuskers
Three Kings Malayalam
Shikkar Malayalam Background Score Only
2010 Aakrosh Hindi Background Score Only
Khatta Meetha Hindi Background Score Only
Bumm Bumm Bole Hindi Background Score Only
Pranchiyettan and The Saint Malayalam
Dam 999 English [4]
Aagathan Malayalam
Body Guard Malayalam
Hailesa Malayalam [5]
Angel John Malayalam
Moz & Cat Malayalam
2008 College Kumaran Malayalam
2007 Nazrani Malayalam Background Score Only
Ore Kadal Malayalam Winner National Film Award for Best Music Direction
4 July Malayalam
Pranayakalam Malayalam
Changathipoocha Malayalam
2006 Moonnamathoral Malayalam
2005 Udayon Malayalam
Police Malayalam
Thaskara Veeran Malayalam
Deepangal Sakshi Malayalam
2004 Thekkekara Super Fast Malayalam
Nothing But Life Malayalam Background Score Only
Vajram Malayalam
Vismayathumbathu Malayalam
Sasneham Sumithra Malayalam
2003 Freaky Chakra Hindi
Varum Varunnu Vannu Malayalam
Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam Malayalam
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Malayalam
Kasthuri Mann Malayalam
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Malayalam
Meghasandesam Malayalam
2000 Darling Darling Malayalam
Life Is Beautiful Malayalam
Punaradivasam Malayalam
1999 Chandamama Malayalam
Olympiyan Anthony Adam Malayalam
Vazhunnor Malayalam
1998 Harikrishnans Malayalam
Suryaputhran Malayalam
Sundarakilladi Malayalam
1997 Aniyathi Pravu Malayalam
Suvarna Simhaasanam Malayalam
1996 Madamma Malayalam
1994 Lelam Malayalam
1993 Akashadoothu Malayalam
1992 Aayushkalam Malayalam
1991 Mookkilyarajyathu Malayalam
Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam
Ulladakkam Malayalam
1990 Thoovalsparsham Malayalam
Akkareakkareakkare Malayalam
1989 Mahayanam Malayalam
Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Malayalam
Vandanam Malayalam
Varnam Malayalam
1988 Vicharana Malayalam
Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Malayalam
Dinarathrangal Malayalam
1987 Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam Malayalam Winner Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Ponnu Malayalam
Kadhakku pinnil Malayalam
January Oru Orma Malayalam
1986 Veendum Malayalam
Pranamam Malayalam
Chilambu Malayalam
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Malayalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c weblokam.com – Profile
  2. ^ IMDb – Profile
  3. ^ "Eligible for Best Score, Names From Hollywood and Malayalam=http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/eligible-for-best-score-names-from-hollywood-and-malayalam/". 
  4. ^ "DAM999 Official Website". DAM999. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hailesa(2009) Soundtrack – Free Indian Music, Listen to Free Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Carnatic, Hindustani, Devotional Music". MusicIndiaOnline. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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