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Background information
Birth nameBijibal Maniyil
Born (1974-05-21) 21 May 1974 (age 47)
GenresFilm score, Film songs, world music, Dance music, Classical music
Occupation(s)Composer, Playback singer, Keyboardist
InstrumentsMusical keyboard, Violin
Years active2007–present
Associated actsKochi Music Foundation
Bodhi Silent Scape

Bijibal Maniyil, credited on screen mononymously as Bijibal, is a prolific Indian composer of Malayalam language films and television commercials. He is also an occasional playback singer. In a career spanning over fourteen years, he has composed for close to 150 feature films and several more television commercials.[1]


Bijibal who had composed for several independent albums, television commercials, corporate films and documentaries before, entered the film industry as a composer in 2007, at the age of 33 with the film Arabikatha written by Sreenivasan and directed by Lal Jose.

In 2013, won the National Film Award for Best Background Score for the film Kaliyachan. He also won the Kerala State Film Award for the same score. He has also composed for several non-film Malayalam albums including the one named Vasco Da Gama. He has also often composed for short films besides directing the short titled Sundari and also composing its score. He has also composed for hundreds of television commercials for several top brands in Kerala. He also composed the music for the door-opening and dooring-closing notification system in Kochi Metro trains which continues to be in use to this date.

He has been a prolific film composer for more than a decade having been part of acclaimed hits like Arabikatha, Pathemari, Loudspeaker , Munnariyippu, 101 Chodyangal, Vellimoonga, Balyakalasakhi, Maheshinte Prathikaaram, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu, Android Kunjappan Version 5.25, Carbon and Vellam: The Essential Drink among others.

Personal life[edit]

Bijibal started composing during his college days at St. Albert's College, Ernakulam. He was married to Santhi, who was a dancer by profession. Their marriage was held on 21 June 2002, after a brief relationship and long before Bijibal even entered the film industry. They have two children, Devadutt and Daya. Santhi, who was a post graduate in Bharatanatyam and was doing her research in Mohiniyattam died after a stroke on 29 August 2017, aged just 36. Their children Devadutt and Daya sang for films, and Daya is more popular for singing and appearing in the video of Onam Vannallo, a rhyme made as a part of the Onam festival in 2014.


Year Film Songs Score Notes
2021 Jwaalamukhi checkY checkY
Vellam: The Essential Drink checkY checkY
Halal Love Story checkY ☒N One song only
Black Coffee checkY checkY
Pottakinar ☒N checkY
Varthamanam ☒N checkY
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya checkY checkY Remake of Maheshinte Prathikaaram.
Telugu debut.
First non-Malayalam film.
Kozhipporu checkY checkY
Silencer ☒N checkY
2019 Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 checkY checkY
Puzhikkadakan checkY checkY
Adhyarathri checkY checkY
Vikruthi checkY checkY
Aakasha Ganga 2 checkY checkY
Kozhipporu checkY checkY
Sathyam Paranjaa Vishwasikkuvo ☒N checkY
And the Oscar Goes to checkY checkY
March Randaam Vyaazham ☒N checkY
Muhabbathin Kunjabdhulla ☒N checkY
A for Apple ☒N checkY
Subharathri checkY checkY
Veyilmarangal checkY checkY
Pengalila ☒N checkY
Naan Petta Makan checkY checkY
Kalikkoottukkaar ☒N checkY
Swarnna Malsyangal checkY checkY
2018 Paviyettante Madhurachooral ☒N checkY
Aanakkallan ☒N checkY
Thanaha ☒N checkY
Shabdam checkY checkY
Udalaazham ☒N checkY
Drama ☒N checkY
Chalakkudikkaaran Changathi checkY checkY
Mangalyam Thanthunanena ☒N checkY
Oru Kuttanadan Blog ☒N checkY
Uncle checkY checkY
Orayiram Kinakkalal ☒N checkY
Carbon ☒N checkY
Kinar ☒N checkY
2017 Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa ☒N checkY
Pashu checkY checkY
Kadha Paranja Kadha ☒N checkY
Chakkara Maavin Kombathu checkY checkY
Gandhinagaril Unniyarcha ☒N checkY
Matchbox checkY checkY
Sherlock Toms checkY ☒N
Paippin Chuvattile Pranayam checkY checkY
Sarvopari Palakkaran checkY checkY
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum checkY checkY
Oru Cinemakkaran checkY checkY
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu checkY checkY
Ramante Edanthottam checkY checkY
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham checkY checkY
Aby checkY ☒N
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol checkY checkY 2 songs and score only
2016 Pinneyum checkY checkY
Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka checkY checkY
Ore Mugham checkY checkY
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho ☒N checkY
Shikhamani ☒N checkY
Angane Thanne Nethave Anjettennam Pinnale ☒N checkY
Dhanayathra ☒N checkY
Maheshinte Prathikaaram checkY checkY North American Film Awards 2017;
remade in Telugu as Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya
Leela checkY checkY
2015 My God checkY checkY
Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam checkY checkY
Salt Mango Tree ☒N checkY
Rani Padmini checkY checkY
Amar Akbar Anthony ☒N checkY
Pathemari checkY checkY
KL.10 checkY checkY
Love 24x7 checkY checkY
Acha Dhin checkY checkY
32aam Adhyayam 23aam Vaakyam checkY checkY
Nee-Na ☒N checkY
She Taxi checkY checkY
Nellikka checkY checkY
100 Days of Love ☒N checkY
White Boys ☒N checkY
2014 Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu ☒N checkY
Lal Bahadhur Shasthri checkY checkY
Varsham checkY checkY
Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal ☒N checkY
Tamaar Padaar checkY checkY
Homely Meals ☒N checkY
Vellimoonga checkY checkY
Njan checkY checkY
Munnariyippu checkY checkY
Vikramadithyan checkY checkY
Beware of Dogs checkY ☒N
Angry Babies in Love checkY checkY
My Life Partner ☒N checkY
Utsaha Committee checkY checkY
Law Point ☒N checkY
Praise The Lord ☒N checkY
Alice A True Story checkY checkY
Pakida checkY checkY
Balyakalasakhi ☒N checkY
2013 Vedivazhipadu ☒N checkY
Punyalan Agarbattis checkY checkY
Idukki Gold checkY checkY
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus checkY checkY
Blackberry checkY checkY
Artist checkY checkY
101 Chodyangal ☒N checkY
5 Sundarikal checkY checkY Segment - Gowri
Thank You checkY checkY
Vallatha Pahayan checkY ☒N
Red Wine checkY checkY
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla ☒N checkY
Romans ☒N checkY
Isaac Newton S/O Philipose checkY checkY
2012 Kaliyachan checkY checkY National Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Kerala State Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Da Thadiya checkY checkY
Bavuttiyude Namathil ☒N checkY
Jawan of Vellimala checkY checkY
Trivandrum Lodge ☒N checkY
Husbands in Goa ☒N checkY
Ozhimuri checkY checkY Kerala State Film Award for ''Best Background Score''
Mr. Marumakan ☒N checkY
22 Female Kottayam checkY checkY
Mayamohini ☒N checkY
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar ☒N checkY
Kunjaliyan ☒N checkY
2011 Venicile Vyaapari checkY checkY
Innanu Aa Kalyanam checkY ☒N
Sevens checkY checkY
Violin checkY checkY
Salt N' Pepper checkY checkY Asiavison Movie Award for ''Best Music Director''
Janapriyan ☒N checkY
Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku ☒N checkY
Nadakame Ulakam ☒N checkY
Arjunan Saakshi checkY checkY
Ithu Nammude Katha ☒N checkY
Kudumbasree Travels checkY checkY
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu ☒N checkY
Best Actor checkY checkY
Apoorvaragam ☒N checkY
2009 Paleri Manikyam checkY checkY Only Title Song - Paalerum Naadaya
Kerala Cafe checkY ☒N Only Title Song - Kadhayamama
Swa.Le. checkY checkY
Loudspeaker checkY checkY
Daddy Cool checkY checkY
Passenger checkY checkY
2008 Minnaminnikoottam checkY checkY
2007 Nazrani checkY checkY
Rock & Roll ☒N checkY
Arabikatha checkY checkY Mullassery Raju Music Award for ''Best Music Director''


Award Year Project Category
Kerala State Film Awards 2018 Aami Best Background Music
Filmfare Awards South 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best Music Director – Malayalam
Mirchi Music Awards South 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best music director
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best technical sound mixer
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Song of the year
2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best vocalist male Malayalam
South Indian International Movie Awards 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best Music Director
North American Film Awards 2017 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award 2015 Pathemari, Nee-Na Best Background Music
Asiavision Awards 2015 Pathemari/Kaliyachan Best Music Director
Kerala State Film Award 2014 Njaan Best Background Music
Kerala State Film Award 2013 Balyakalasakhi Best Background Score
National Film Award 2012 Kaliyachan Best Background Score
Kerala State Film Award 2012 Kaliyachan, Ozhimuri Best Background Score
Asiavision Awards 2011 Salt N' Pepper Best Music Director
Mullassery Raju Music Award 2007 Arabikkatha Best Music Director[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "A dream debut for Bijibal". The Hindu. 19 September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2009.

External links[edit]

Bijibal at IMDb