D. Imman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

D. Imman
DSC00325 copy-lowres.jpg
Background information
Birth nameImmanuel Vasanth Dinakaran[1]
Born (1983-01-24) 24 January 1983 (age 39)[2]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
GenresFilm score, soundtrack
Occupation(s)Composer, record producer, music director, arranger, singer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, flute, percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano
Years active2002–present

Immanuel Vasanth Dinakaran (born 24 January 1983), better known as D. Imman, is an Indian film composer and singer, predominantly working in Tamil cinema. Also worked in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi film industry. His first film as music director was Thamizhan in 2002. Since then he has composed music for more than 100 films. He is the fifth Tamil music composer to win the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. He has also won the Filmfare Awards South and he has received 4 Filmfare Awards South nominations. He has also won 1 Tamil Nadu State Film Award, 2 Vijay Awards, 1 Edison Award, 1 Ananda Vikadan Cinema Award and 1 Zee Tamil Award. D. Imman is appointed as the Ambassador for Tamil Chair in University Of Toronto, Canada (2019).[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Imman began work on music for films aged 15, apprenticing under music composers Mahesh Mahadevan and Adithyan by playing the keyboard.[6] During this period, his work was noticed by television serial producer Kutty Padmini, who gave him the opportunity to work on the theme song and background music for the drama Krishnadasi, which began running in 2000.[6] He subsequently began to get further work in the television circuit, garnering opportunities to score music for Kolangal, Police Diary and Mandhira Vaasal.[citation needed] Kutty Padmini then gave him the chance to score music and compose songs for his first feature film, Kaadhale Swasam, a romantic film featuring Karthik and Meena.[7] Producer Venkateswaran, was impressed with Imman's work in the album, and gave him the opportunity to compose the music for Thamizhan (2002).[6] The album won positive reviews, with the composer also featuring the voices of the lead actors Vijay and Priyanka Chopra for a particular song.

The success of individual songs such as "Azhagiya Asura" from Whistle (2003) made him popular.[8] His next album was for Sundar C's masala film starring Arjun, Giri (2004), with the song Dai Kaiyaa Vechukittu being well received with the town and rural audiences.

The positive reviews that his work in Prabhu Solomon's Mynaa (2010) received, coupled with the film's box office success prompted bigger offers for Imman.[6] He has subsequently collaborated with Prabhu Solomon for the rest of his trilogy of romantic films, earning acclaim for his work in Kumki (2012) and Kayal (2014). Similarly he has struck a similar successful combination with director Suseenthiran, winning positive reviews for his work on Pandianadu (2013) and Jeeva (2014). He teamed up with Actor Vijay again for Jilla(2014). Imman is the composer of Ajithkumar, Nayanthara starrer blockbuster Viswasam (2019). He also worked as a music composer for several films with Actor Sivakarthikeyan (Manam Kothi Paravai, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Rajinimurugan, Seemaraj, and Namma Veettu Pillai).[8] Also he worked as a music composer for Annaatthe collaborating with Rajinikanth for the first time.[9]

Awards[edit]

D.Imman has received several awards and recognitions for his work in the South Indian film musical world. He has been awarded the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Indian state Tamil Nadu in 2021.[10]

Year Awards Notes
2021 National Film Award for Best Music Direction Viswasam movie[11]
SIIMA Award for Best Music Director [12]

Filmography[edit]

As composer
Year Tamil Other Language Dubbed releases Notes
2001 Kadhale Swasam Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased
2002 Thamizhan
2003 Sena
Khwahish (Hindi) Only Film Score
Whistle
2004 Giri
Kis Kis Ki Kismat (Hindi)
Kadhale Engal Desiya Geetham
2005 Kombu
Thaka Thimi Tha
6'2
Chinna
February 14 BGM only
Isra (Malayalam)
ABCD
Garam Masala (Hindi) Only Background Score
Anbe Vaa
Aanai
2006 Madrasi Sivakasi (Telugu)
Kovai Brothers Pokkiri Brothers (Telugu) Cameo appearance in song "Ulagathula"
Thalai Nagaram
Kalinga
Kusthi
Vathiyar Ayyaa (Telugu)
Rendu Rendu (Telugu)
Nenjil Jil Jil Cameo appearance in song "Nenjil"
Thiruvilayadal Arambam
2007 Lee Lee (Telugu)
Naan Avanillai Only Background Score
Veerappu
Marudhamalai 25th Film (Both Background Score and Music)
Thavam
2008 Vambu Sandai Lakshmi Putrudu (Telugu)
Durai
Dhik Dhik Soundtrack Released; Film 12 September 2008
2009 Maasilamani
Ainthaam Padai
Naan Avanillai 2
Odipolama Lechipodama (Telugu)
2010 Kacheri Arambam
Vilai
Vandae Maatharam Vandae Maatharam (Malayalam)
Vaadaa
Mynaa Prema Khaidi (Telugu) Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director
2011 Thambikottai
Mudhal Idam
Uchithanai Muharnthaal
Maharaja
2012 Manam Kothi Paravai Anjada Gandu (Kannada remake)
Saattai
Kumki Gajaraju (Telugu) Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Edison Award for Best Music Director
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Music Director
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil ("Onnum Puriyala")
Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Sollitaley Ava Kaadhala")
2013 Therodum Veedhiyile Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased[13]
Vetkathai Kettal Enna Tharuvaai
Desingu Raja
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam 50th Film
Vijay Award for Favourite Song ("Oodha Coloru Ribbon")
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil
Nominated – Vijay Award for Best Music Director
Pandiya Naadu Palnadu (Telugu) [14]
2014 Jilla Jilla (Telugu)
Ninaivil Nindraval
Rummy
Amara
Tenaliraman
Yennamo Yedho
Sigaram Thodu
Jeeva
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja
Kayal
Vellaikaara Durai
Ennathan Pesuvatho Soundtrack Released; Film Unreleased[15]
2015 Valiyavan Challenge (Telugu)
Romeo Juliet Romeo Juliet (Telugu)
Carry On Maratha (Marathi) One song, reused from Kumki[16]
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga 75 th film
Paayum Puli Jayasurya (Telugu)
10 Endrathukulla Ten (Telugu) Only Film Score
2016 Rajini Murugan Rajini (Telugu)
Miruthan Yamabasam (Telugu)
Pokkiri Raja
Vetrivel
Marudhu Rayudu (Telugu)
Mudinja Ivana Pudi Kotigobba 2 (Kannada)
Wagah
Thodari Rail (Telugu)
Rekka
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum
Maaveeran Kittu
Veera Sivaji
2017 Bogan
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen
Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum
Rubai
Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam
Karuppan
Ippadai Vellum
Nenjil Thunivirundhal C/o Surya (Telugu)
2018 Panjumittai
Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik (Telugu) 100th Film.
Hyper (Kannada) Reused tunes from Veera Sivaji.
Kadaikutty Singam Chinna Babu (Telugu)
Seema Raja
2019 Viswasam Viswasam (Telugu),
Jagamalla (Kannada)
Zee Tamil Award for Favorite Music Director,
National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Natasaarvabhowma (Kannada)
Kennedy Club
Bakrid
Namma Veettu Pillai
2020 Seeru Stalin Andharivaadu (Telugu)
2021 Bhoomi
Teddy
Laabam
Udanpirappe Raktha Sambandham (Telugu),
Udanpirappe (Malayalam)
Annaatthe
Pon Manickavel
2022 Etharkkum Thunindhavan ET (Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam)
Yutha Satham
My Dear Bootham
Poikkal Kudhirai
Captain
Kaari
DSP
Upcoming projects
Year Film Director Language Notes
2022 Malai Tamil
2022 Public Raa Paraman Tamil
2022 Valli Mayil Suseenthiran Tamil
As singer
Year Tamil Songs Notes
2002 Thamizhan "Maattu Maattu"
2003 Sena "Naattukozhi Kuzhambu"
2003 Whistle "Natpe Natpe", "Manja Kizhange", "Don't Worry Be Happy"
2004 Giri "Rendu Kaal", "Dubukku"
2004 Kis Kis Ki Kismat "Garmaagaram Gossip", "Shaadi Barbaadi" Hindi Film
2005 Thaka Thimi Tha "Etha Oodhi"
2005 6'2 "Napoleon"
2005 Chinna "Tholaidhoora Nilave"
2005 ABCD "Kadhal Illai", "Anandin Arimugam", "Bharathiyin Arimugam", "Chandravin Arimugam", "Divyavin Arimugam"
2005 Anbe Vaa "Alek Alek"
2005 Aanai "Aanai", "Hey Idupattum"
2006 Kovai Brothers "Ulagathula"
2006 Thalai Nagaram "Flames of Victory"
2006 Kalinga "Dhool Machi"
2006 Kusthi "Kalavani Kalavanipayale"
2006 Vathiyar "Engo Paarthirukiren"
2006 Rendu "Mobila Mobila"
2006 Nenjil Jil Jil "Nenjil Jil Jil"
2006 Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam "Adara Ramma"
2009 Naan Avanillai 2 "O Mariya"
2009 Odipolama "Ading Ading", "Ragalaikaara Maama"
2010 Kacheri Arambam "Kadavule A Rock Start"
2010 Vandae Maatharam "Vandaag Maatharam"
2012 Kumki "Ella Oorum", "Onnum puriyala"
2013 Biryani "Nimirndhu Nil" Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja
2014 Jilla "Verasa Pogayile"
2014 Rummy "Oru Nodi"
2014 Yennamo Yedho "Muttalai Muttalai"
2015 Valiyavan "O Baby Come With Me"
2015 Demonte Colony "Dummy Piece" Composed by Keba Jeremiah
2015 10 Endrathukulla "Vroom Vroom"
2016 Pokkiri Raja "Athuvatta"
2016 Rekka "Virru Virru"
2016 Maaveeran Kittu "Onna Onna"
2017 Rubaai "Asathuthe"
2017 Ippadai Vellum "Thodra Paakalaam"
2018 Kadaikutty Singam "Sandakaari", "Vaa Jikki"
2018 Maniyaar Kudumbam "En Manasukulla" Composed by Thambi Ramaiah
2018 Seemaraja "Varum Aana Varaathu", "Machakkanni"
2019 Viswasam "Adchithooku "

Television[edit]

He has mostly composed music for Sun TV serials.[17][18]

Serials
Year Serial Name Channel
2000 Krishnadasi Sun TV
2001 Sigaram Sun TV
Jhala Khreedai
2002 Kathiravan
Mugangal
Mandhira Vaasal Sun TV
2003 Kolangal Sun TV
2004 Ahalya Sun TV
Kalki Jaya TV
Krishna Cottage Jaya TV
Thillu Mullu Vijay TV
2005 Jeyam Jaya TV
Alli Rajjiyam Sun TV
2006 Bandham Sun TV
2007 Thirumathi Selvam Sun TV
Vasantham Sun TV
2008 Rudhra Zee Tamil
Azhagana Ratchasi
2009 Kalasam Sun TV
Sivasakthi Sun TV
Uravugal Sun TV
Shows
  • Movie No.1 (Jaya TV)
  • Thakathimitha (Jaya TV)
  • Jackpot (Jaya TV)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Maybe I Needn't have Shortened my Name'". The New Indian Express. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile of Music Director D Imman". Chennai Online. 15 October 2003. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ "I prefer melody to pacy songs: Imman". The New Indian Express. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  4. ^ "- Imman, the Tamil music director to watch". andhracafe.com. 28 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  5. ^ Naig, Udhav (3 October 2013). "Winning streak". The Hindu.
  6. ^ a b c d Vandhana (17 February 2015). "Factory Made: The D Imman Interview". Silverscreen India. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Dinakaran". Archived from the original on 18 November 2004.
  8. ^ a b Menon, Vishal (20 December 2014). "Imman on a mission". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Thalaivar 168: Music composer D Imman roped in for Rajinikanth-Siva's film?". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  10. ^ "T.N. govt. announces Kalaimamani awards for 2019, 2020". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 20 February 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 January 2022.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (22 March 2021). "67th National Film Awards: Complete list of winners". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  12. ^ Desk, India com Entertainment (20 September 2021). "SIIMA 2021 Full Winners' List: Mahesh Babu - Rashmika Mandanna Win Best Actor And Actress Award". India News, Breaking News | India.com. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  13. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (29 September 2012). "Therodum Veediyile: Promising tunes". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Vishal, now a producer too". The Times of India. TNN. 31 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Vimal next in 'Desingu Raja'". The Times of India. TNN. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Imman's Soi Soi, now in a Marathi film". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
    The source states that this was updated 14 January 2017. The citation was added to the article at 06:10, 1 October 2015 (UTC).
  17. ^ "General Profile of D Imman – Music Director". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  18. ^ "D. Imman". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

External links[edit]