Gopi Sundar

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Gopi Sundar
Gopi Sundar in 2015
Gopi Sundar in 2015
Background information
Native name ഗോപി സുന്ദർ
Birth name Gopisundar C.S
Born (1977-05-30) May 30, 1977 (age 40)
Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Film composer
  • Music Director
  • Record Producer
  • Instrumentalist
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Musical career
Genres Film score, World music, Electronic
Labels Gopi Sundar Music Company
Associated acts
Notable instruments

Gopisundar C.S (born 30 May 1977), better known by the name Gopi Sundar, is an Indian musician, film score composer, music programmer, singer, song writer and performer.[1] Having started his career composing music for TV commercials, he has nearly 5000 jingles to his credit.[2] As a Keyboard programmer, he has collaborated with several music directors including the likes of composer duo Vishal­ Shekhar for whom he also lent his vocals. He made his debut as a film score composer in 2006 and went on to produce several commercially successful songs in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film music industry. He has won several accolades for his soundtrack albums and background scores including a National Film Award and multiple Filmfare Awards.[2]. Sundar started his own recording label named Gopi Sundar Music Company in 2014 with an idea to promote aspiring musicians and to make low budget productions possible.[3] In 2016, he formed a live performance music band named Band Big G in Dubai.[4]


Gopi Sundar, born in Kochi into a musical family, was an associate to the composer Ouseppachan for a long time. Sunder's father was a friend of Ouseppachan, which made Sunder a leading member in the troupe of the prolific composer.[2] He did the keyboard programming in popular songs like "Aankhon mein teri'" (Om Shanti Om) and "Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai" (Bluffmaster).[5] His entry into the film industry came when director Roshan Andrews approached him with an offer to compose the background score for his movie Notebook which made him one of the most demanded background scorers in the Malayalam movie industry. He then went on to compose the background score for the movie Big B, starring Mammootty, which marked his breakthrough in the film industry. Director Sibi Malayil approached him to compose the soundtrack and background music for his Mohanlal production Flash. His next project as a composer was in Amal Neerad's big budget movie Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded. The songs he composed for Amal Neerad's Anwar featured in the charts for many weeks. His songs and background music in the Malayalam film Ustad Hotel made him one of the popular composers in the film industry.


Gopi Sundar is from a family of film personalities. His father Suresh was in the theatre and recording studio business. Actor Devan is his uncle. [6]


Year Film Language Songs Score Notes
2006 Notebook Malayalam No Yes Film Debut
2007 Big B Malayalam No Yes
Dhol Hindi No Yes Hindi Debut
Mission 90 Days Malayalam No Yes
Flash Malayalam Yes Yes
2008 Poi Solla Porom Tamil No Yes Tamil Debut
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Malayalam Yes Yes
Evidam Swargamanu Malayalam No Yes
2010 Thanthonni Malayalam No Yes
Mummy & Me Malayalam No Yes
Anwar Malayalam Yes Yes Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
2011 Race Malayalam No Yes
The Train Malayalam No Yes
Seniors Malayalam No Yes
Doctor Love Malayalam No Yes
2012 Casanovva Malayalam Yes Yes
Ee Adutha Kalathu Malayalam Yes Yes
Masters Malayalam Yes Yes
Mallu Singh Malayalam No Yes
Hero Malayalam Yes Yes
Ustad Hotel Malayalam Yes Yes

Asianet Film Awards for Best Music Director
Pearl Awards for Best Background Score
Nominated-SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Seedan Tamil Yes Yes
Yaaruda Mahesh Tamil Yes Yes
My Boss Malayalam No Yes
Matinee Malayalam No Yes
2013 Nee Ko Njaa Cha Malayalam No Yes
Kammath & Kammath Malayalam No Yes
Black Butterfly Malayalam No Yes
Breaking News Live Malayalam No Yes
10:30 am Local Call Malayalam Yes Yes
Sound Thoma Malayalam Yes Yes
SIM Malayalam Yes Yes
Mumbai Police Malayalam Yes Yes
Left Right Left Malayalam Yes Yes
ABCD Malayalam Yes Yes
5 Sundarikal Malayalam Yes Yes
Buddy Malayalam No Yes
Arikil Oraal Malayalam Yes Yes
D Company Malayalam Yes Yes
Vishudhan Malayalam Yes Yes
Escape from Uganda Malayalam Yes Yes
2014 Salala Mobiles Malayalam Yes Yes
1983 Malayalam Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Background Score
London Bridge Malayalam No Yes
Happy Journey Malayalam Yes Yes
Pauly Technic Malayalam Yes Yes
Ring Master Malayalam Yes Yes
1 by Two Malayalam Yes Yes
To Noora with Love Malayalam No Yes
God's Own Country Malayalam Yes Yes
Last Supper Malayalam Yes Yes
Mr. Fraud Malayalam Yes Yes
How Old Are You Malayalam Yes Yes
Bangalore Days Malayalam Yes Yes

Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Awards for Best Music Director
Vanitha Film Awards for Best Music Director

Koothara Malayalam Yes Yes
Naku Penda Naku Taka Malayalam Yes Yes
Manglish Malayalam Yes Yes
Rajadhi Raja Malayalam No Yes
100 Degree Celsius Malayalam Yes Yes
The Dolphins Malayalam No Yes
Seconds Malayalam Yes Yes
Cousins Malayalam No Yes
Unnimoolam Malayalam Yes Yes
2015 Mili Malayalam Yes Yes
Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju Telugu Yes Yes Telugu Debut
Saradhi Malayalam Yes Yes
Namasthe Bali Island Malayalam Yes Yes
Ivan Maryadaraman Malayalam Yes Yes
Oru Second Class Yathra Malayalam Yes Yes
Lailaa O Lailaa Malayalam Yes Yes
Ivide Malayalam Yes Yes
Jamna Pyari Malayalam Yes Yes
Urumbukal Urangarilla Malayalam Yes Yes
Bale Bale Magadivoy Telugu Yes Yes
Ennu Ninte Moideen Malayalam Yes Yes One song (Mukkathe Penne)
Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu Telugu Yes Yes
Charlie Malayalam Yes Yes
Two Countries Malayalam Yes Yes
2016 Pavada Malayalam No Yes
Bangalore Naatkal Tamil Yes Yes
Puthiya Niyamam Malayalam Yes Yes
Anjala Tamil Yes Yes
Oopiri Telugu Yes Yes
Thozha Tamil Yes Yes
Kali Malayalam Yes Yes
Ennul Aayiram Tamil Yes Yes
James & Alice Malayalam Yes Yes
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Malayalam Yes Yes
Dhooram Malayalam No Yes
Majnu Telugu Yes Yes
Brahmotsavam Telugu No Yes
Puli Murugan Malayalam Yes Yes
Premam Telugu Yes Yes
Devi Telugu
No Yes
Swarna Kaduva Malayalam No Yes
Marupadi Malayalam No Yes
2017 Fukri Malayalam No Yes
Oru Mexican Aparatha Malayalam No Yes
Take Off Malayalam Yes Yes
The Great Father Malayalam Yes No
Georgettan's Pooram Malayalam Yes Yes
1971: Beyond Borders Malayalam No Yes
Comrade In America Malayalam Yes Yes
Sathya Malayalam Yes Yes
Achayans Malayalam No Yes
Ma Chu Ka Malayalam Yes Yes
Tiyaan Malayalam Yes Yes
Role Models Malayalam Yes Yes
Professor Dinkan Malayalam Yes Yes
Kammara Sambhavam Malayalam Yes Yes
Vimaanam Malayalam Yes Yes
Rama Leela Malayalam Yes Yes
Captain Malayalam Yes Yes
Udhaharanam Sujatha Malayalam Yes Yes
Karnan Malayalam Yes Yes
Lucifer Malayalam Yes Yes
Team 5 Malayalam Yes Yes
Chunks Malayalam Yes Yes
Untitled Sugeeth Film Malayalam Yes Yes
Untitled Salaam Bukhari Film Malayalam Yes Yes
Untitled Major Ravi Film Malayalam Yes Yes
Ninnu Kori Telugu Yes Yes

As playback singer[edit]

Year Film Song Title Language Music
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Theme Song Malayalam
2010 Anwar "Kavitha Pol" Malayalam
2012 Ee Adutha Kalathu "Naatil Veetil" Malayalam
Hero "Nero Nero" Malayalam
Ustad Hotel "Sanchari Nee" Malayalam
2013 ABCD "Parayathe" Malayalam
Left Right Left "Akale Angakale" Malayalam
Chennai Express "Titli" Hindi Vishal–Shekhar
2014 Salala Mobiles "Rasoolallah" Malayalam
Unnimoolam "Pushpaanjali" Malayalam
2015 Mili "Engengo Engengo" Malayalam
"Kanmaniye" Malayalam
"Mili Mili Mili" Malayalam
2017 Hadiyya "Pala Desham" Malayalam Sharreth


Year Status Title Category Film
2011 Won Filmfare Award Best Music Director Anwar
2013 Won Asianet Film Awards Best Music Director Ustad Hotel
Won Pearl Awards Best Background Score Ustad Hotel
Nominated Filmfare Award Best Music Director Ustad Hotel
Nominated SIIMA Award Best Music Director Ustad Hotel
2014 Won Asiavision Awards Best Music Director Banglore Days
2015 Won Asianet Film Awards Best Music Director Banglore Days
Won Vanitha Film Awards Best Music Director Banglore Days
Won National Film Awards Best Background Score 1983
Won Filmfare Award[7] Best Music Director Bangalore Days
Won SIIMA Award Best Music Director Bangalore Days
2016 Nominated 1st IIFA Utsavam Music direction-Malayalam Ennu Ninte Moideen
Nominated SIIMA Award Best Music Director-Telugu Bhale Bhale Magadivoy
Won North American Film Awards Best Music director Ennu Ninte Moideen
Nominated Filmfare Awards South Best Music Director-Malayalam Charlie
2017 Won 2nd IIFA Utsavam Music direction-Malayalam Charlie
Nominated 64th Filmfare Awards South Music direction-Malayalam Kali


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