Mohan Sithara

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Mohan Sithara
Born 1959 (1959) (age 58)
Origin Thrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation(s) Music director
Instruments Violin, Harmonium
Years active 1986 – present

Mohan Sithara is a Malayalam film music composer. He received the Kerala State Award for the songs in Priyanandan's Sufi Paranja Kadha.[citation needed] Since 1986 he has been an active musician in the Malayalam film industry. His work mixes Western, Classical and folk styles. He has worked with famous lyricists and poets like O. N. V Kurup, Yusufali Kechery, Sreekumaran Thampi, Rajeev Alunkal, P K Gopi, Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Rafeeq Ahmed, S. Ramesan Nair, B R Prasad, Vinayan, Bharanikkavu Sivakumar, Anil Panachooran, Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, Gireesh Puthenchery, and Bichu Thirumala. Many prominent singers have sung his songs, including K. J. Yesudas, P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, Sujatha Mohan, Madhu Balakrishnan, G. Venugopal, M. G. Sreekumar, Vidhu Prathap, Afsal, Manjari, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Swarnalatha, Sheelamani, Biju Narayanan, Priya R Pai and Poornasree.

Early life[edit]

Mohan Sithara was born at Peruvallur, Thrissur, Kerala, India in 1959. He started his music career as violinist in some music troupes, one of which was Sithara troup (from which he took the name Mohan Sithara). Later he worked with various music composers including M. G. Radhakrishnan, Shyam, and Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath. He did orchestration for the film Thoovanathumbikal with Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath, which led to several hit songs. His first work as independent music director in the Malayalam film industry was the film Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (From One to Zero), for which he composed the song "Raree Rareeram Raro" (it was also the first song for G. Venugopal).

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Baby. The couple have a daughter named Mobeena and a son named Vishnu.[1]

Filmography[edit]

1986

1987

  • Varshangal Poyathariyathe
  • Mizhiyithalil Kanneerumaayi

1988

  • Kudumbapuranam
  • Aalilakkuruvikal
  • Maamalakalkkappurath
  • Deerghasumangalee Bhava

1989

  • Devadas
  • Mudra
  • Eenam Maranna Kaattu
  • Njaattuvela
  • Innale (Background Score)
  • Chanakyan

1990

  • Vachanam
  • Parampara
  • Marupuram
  • Maalayogam
  • Ammayude swantham Kunjumeri
  • Manju peyyunna Raathri

1991

  • Saanthwanam
  • Mukhachithram
  • Georgukutti C/O Georgukutti
  • Aviraamam
  • Holiday

1992

  • Ulsavamelam
  • Mukhamudra
  • Ponnaramthottathe Raajaavu
  • Ayalathe Adheham (Background score)
  • Ente ponnu thamburaan (Background score)
  • Kallan Kappalil Thanne
  • Sathyaprathijna
  • Avarude Sanketham
  • First Bell
  • Kunjikkuruvi
  • Ormakkurippukal

1993

  • Aalavattam
  • Kulapathi
  • Kaavadiyaattam
  • Aparna
  • Porutham
  • Ponnuchaami
  • Vakkeel Vasudev
  • Johny
  • Oru Kadamkadha Pole
  • Ottayadippaathakal
  • Kilivaathil (Mrinaalam)

1994

1995

  • Special Squad
  • Munpe Parakkunna Pakshi
  • Maanthrikante Praavukal
  • Poovukalku Punyakaalam

1996

  • Kaliveedu
  • Excuse Me Ethu Collegila?
  • Saare Jahaan Se Achcha

1997

1998

1999

  • Varum Varaathirikkilla
  • Deepasthambham Mahaashcharyam
  • Vaasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
  • Mazhavillu

2000

  • Joker
  • Daadaasaahib
  • Varnakkaazhchakal
  • Valyettan
  • Sahayaathrikaykku Snehapoorvam

2001

  • Nalacharitham Naalam Divasam
  • Ishtam
  • Karumaadikkuttan
  • Unnathangalil
  • Sundarapurushan
  • Vakkaalathu Naaraayanankutti
  • Raakshasa Raajaavu
  • Sharjah To Sharjah
  • Nakshathrangal Parayaathirunnathu
  • Chethaaram

2002

2003

2004

  • Kaazhcha
  • Koottu
  • Udayam

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Highlight songs[edit]

  • Raree rareeram raro
  • Neermizhippeeliyil
  • Ila Kozhiyum sisirathil
  • Sahyasaanu sruthi
  • Pathinezhinte Poomkaralin
  • Nanam chalicha mashi kondu
  • Pranathosmi
  • Hrudaya Mrudanga
  • Pramadavaniyil veendum
  • Krishna née en krishnamanee
  • Unnee vavao ponnunnee
  • Swarakanyakamar
  • Mindathedi kuyile
  • Thekkini kolaya chumaril
  • Ithaloornu veena
  • Mele vellithinkal
  • Annarakkanna vaa
  • Kaattru veliyedi kannamma
  • Pokathe kariyilakkatte
  • Sivadam Sivanamam
  • Dhwani tharanga tharalam
  • Kaneer mazhayathu
  • En amee onnu kaanan
  • Pon kasavu njoriyum
  • Moonnaam thrukkannil
  • Kukku kukku kuyile
  • Oru mathavumanyamalla
  • Kodi kodi adimakal
  • Thekko Thekkorikkal
  • Kaanumbol parayamo
  • Chanchala dhruda pada thaalam
  • Swapnam thyajichal swargam labhikkum
  • Chandanathennalay njan ninte lolamaam
  • Ponnavani vettam thirumuttam
  • Chembarundin chelunde
  • Kunjurangum koottinullil
  • Swarajathi paadum pynkilee
  • Irulin Mahanidrayil ninnunarthi née
  • Sukhamanee nilaavu
  • Oru mazhappakshi paadunnu
  • Manimukille née
  • Kannivasantham kaattil moolum
  • Inayarayannam kulichu keri
  • Agadha neela samudrachuzhikalil
  • Thanka manassu amma manassu
  • Kallyana prayamaanu
  • Ilam manju mulam
  • Manassu oru manthrikakkoodu
  • Deepankuram poothorungumaakaasam
  • Kettu tharaattinte thaalam
  • Dhanumasappenninu poothaalam
  • Enikkum oru naavundenkil
  • Kadanja chandanamo nin meni
  • Prema madhu thedum
  • Makara nilavil madhuravumaayi
  • Karimizhiyaale oru kadha parayaam njaan
  • Marakkaam ellam marakkam
  • Malarkili inayude
  • Pedi thonni aadyam kandappol
  • Kannanaayaal Raadha venam
  • Pukkikkuyile kallikkuyile
  • Neeyarinnjo neelakkuzhali
  • Omalale ente manassin
  • Tharivala kayyalenne
  • Kaananakkuyilinu
  • Kuyile nin kurumkuzhalil
  • Kannuneer puzhayude theerathu
  • Thaamarakkanna
  • Kuttanadan kayalile
  • Kalabhakkuri charthende
  • Jugunoore Jugunoore
  • Aalmaram chaayum neram
  • Ammaanam chemmaanam
  • Meda ponveyiloothiyurukki
  • Neeyente paattil sreeragamayi
  • Sindoora sandhye parayoo
  • Snehathin poo nulli
  • Aalilakkanna
  • Chanthu pottum chenkelassum
  • Kilivaathilil kaathorthu njan
  • Ponnolathumbi
  • Ravin nilakaayal
  • Mazhayil rathri mazhayil
  • Puthumazhayay pozhiyam
  • Manassee saanthamakoo
  • Thalolam thane thaaraattum
  • Vala nalla kuppi vala vangitharum
  • Manithaliyay ee manam thelinju
  • Kunkuma malarukalo virinju
  • Kaattu thulli kayalolam
  • Pathinezhinte

Awards[edit]

State Film Critics Award

State Film Critics Award

Mathrubhumi Medimix Film Award 1999

Film Fare Award 2000

AVT Grihalakshmi T V Award 2006

  • 2006 – Best Music Director -Serial : Minnukettu

Annual Malayalam Movie Award 2009, UAE

  • 2009 – Best Music Director

Ravindran Award 2009

  • 2009 – Best Music Director

Kerala State Film Awards 2009

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Beena and has two children, a girl & a boy. His eldest child, Mobina sang some song Music-directed by him and now she is married and his son, Vishnu is a growing Music Programmer, he has already done some albums and assisting in orchestrations.

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