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Birth nameMechery Louis Ousephachan
Born (1955-09-13) 13 September 1955 (age 66)
OriginOllur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Genresfilm score
Occupation(s)Music director, Score Producer, Conductor, Arranger
Years active1978 – present

Mechery Louis Ouseppachan (born 13 September 1955), mononymously known as Ousepachhan, is an Indian film composer and singer who mainly sets scores for Malayalam films.[1] He is a recipient of National Award, Filmfare Award and Kerala State Film Awards for his numerous film soundtrack albums and background scores. He is considered to be one of the greatest composers in Indian music, predominantly in Malayalam.[2]


Ouseppachan was born to Mechery Louis and Mathiri Paliakkara on 13 September 1955 in Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala, India.[3] He completed his formal education from St. 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 including Voice of Trichur. 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.[3] 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 also composed additional background music for the film Aaravam (1979) in which he also played the role of a fiddle player, 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.[3] Ousephachan then went on to compose music for over 120 films.[4] 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. His non-film songs include popular albums like Onapoothalam, Vasanthageetangal and many Christian devotional songs. 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.[5] He got his first state award in 1987 for the movie Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam. His first national award was for ace director Shyamaprasad's Ore Kadal in 2007. All the songs in this film are composed in Shubhapantuvarali raga but all have their identity. Apparently, it is a challenge given to Ouseppachan by the director and he took up the challenge. His recent notable films are Ayalum Njanum Thammil, Nadan. For Nadan, he recreated the classical drama songs from the classical K.P.A.C era. He received a state award for this film for Best Music Director. Many of the famous musicians were his disciples. This includes A.R.Rahman, Vidyasagar, Harris Jayaraj etc. Composer Gopi Sunder was his assistant and playback singer Franco Simon is his nephew.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Remarks
2021 D Tamil
Ellam Shariyakum Malayalam
Vaanku Malayalam
2020 Oru Rathri Oru Pakal Malayalam
Thai Nilam Tamil
Maddy Engira Madavan Tamil
2019 12 c Malayalam
Evide Malayalam
2018 Ennaalum Sarath..? Malayalam
Hey Jude Malayalam
Panchavarnathatha Malayalam Background Score Only
Oru Kuprasidha Payyan Malayalam
Kuthira Powen Malayalam
Kavadiyum Vithum Malayalam
2017 Aakasha Mittayee Malayalam Background Score Only
Minnaminungu Malayalam
Gold Coins Malayalam
2016 Shyam Malayalam
Ayaal Jeevichiripundu Malayalam
Jalam Malayalam
Kadalas Pookkal Malayalam
The Last Days Malayalam
John Honay Malayalam Background Score Only
2015 Kanal Malayalam
Utopiayile Rajavu Malayalam
Nirnnayakam Malayalam Background Score Only
Appavum Veenjum Malayalam
Once upton a time there was a kallan Malayalam
2014 Shutter Marathi Background Score Only
Garbhasreemaan Malayalam
Karanavar Malayalam
No Parking Malayalam
Entethallatha Karanathal Malayalam
Odum Raja Aadum Raani Malayalam Background Score Only
Nagaravaaridhi Naduvil Njaan Malayalam Background Score Only
2013 Nadan Malayalam Winner Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Winner SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Green Apple Malayalam
Mazhaneerthullikal Malayalam
Musafir Malayalam
Dolls Malayalam Background Score Only
Ith Pathiramanal Malayalam Background Score Only
2012 Parudeesa Malayalam
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Malayalam
DYSP Shankunni Uncle Malayalam
Arike Malayalam
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Hindi Background Score Only
Thiruvambadi Thampan Malayalam
Fathers Day Malayalam Background Score Only
2011 Karmayogi Malayalam
Aidondla Aidu Kannada
Bangkok Summer Malayalam
London Dreams Malayalam
Three Kings Malayalam
Kalikaalam Malayalam
Dam 999 English [6]
2010 Aakrosh Hindi Background Score Only
Khatta Meetha Hindi Background Score Only
Bumm Bumm Bole Hindi Background Score Only
Pranchiyettan and The Saint Malayalam
Shikkar Malayalam Background Score only
Aagathan Malayalam
Body Guard Malayalam
2009 Hailesa Malayalam [7]
Angel John Malayalam
Moz & Cat Malayalam
Banaras Malayalam Background Score Only
Makante Achan Malayalam Background Score Only
Kerala Café Malayalam Background Score Only
2008 College Kumaran Malayalam
Magic Lamp Malayalam
Calcutta News Malayalam Background Score Only
Parunthu Malayalam Background Score Only
2007 Nazrani Malayalam Background Score Only
Ore Kadal Malayalam Winner National Film Award for Best Music Direction[Kerala State Film Award for Best BGM]]
July 4 Malayalam
Pranayakalam Malayalam
Changathipoocha Malayalam
Abraham & Lincoln Malayalam
Janmam Malayalam
Nivedyam Malayalam Background Score Only
Inspector Garud Malayalam Background Score Only
Bharathan Effect Malayalam Background Score Only
Heart Beats Malayalam Background Score Only
2006 Moonnamathoral Malayalam
Oruvan Malayalam
Lion Malayalam Background Score Only
Vadakkumnathan Malayalam Background Score Only
Speed Malayalam Background Score Only
Bhaargavacharitham Moonnam Khandam Malayalam Background Score Only
Vargam Malayalam Background Score Only
Chakkaramuthu Malayalam Background Score Only
2005 Udayon Malayalam
Police Malayalam
Thaskaraveeran Malayalam
Deepangal Sakshi Malayalam
Udayanaanu Thaaram Malayalam Background Score Only
Naran Malayalam Background Score Only
2004 Thekkekkara Super Fast Malayalam
Made In USA Malayalam Background Score Only
Vajram Malayalam
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Malayalam
Vismayathumbathu Malayalam
Sasneham Sumithra Malayalam
Greetings Malayalam Background Score only
2003 Freaky Chakra English
Varum Varunnu Vannu Malayalam
Valathott Thirinjal Nalamathe Veed Malayalam Background Score only
Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam Malayalam
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Malayalam
Kasthooriman Malayalam
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2002 Kai Ethum Doorathu Malayalam
Kadha Malayalam
Sundara Travells Tamil
Mazhathulli Kilukkam Malayalam Background Score only
Vincent John Film Malayalam
Dirctor Bhadrans Assistant Film Malayalam
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Malayalam
Megasandesam Malayalam Background Score only
Swarnachirakumay Malayalam
2000 Darling Darling Malayalam
Life Is Beautiful Malayalam
1999 Chandamama Malayalam
Olympiyan Anthony Adam Malayalam
Megham Malayalam
Njangal Santhushtaranu Malayalam
Vazhunnor Malayalam
Janani Malayalam
1998 Harikrishnans Malayalam
Sooryaputhran Malayalam
Meenathil Thalikettu Malayalam
Sundarakilladi Malayalam
Kattathoru Penpoov Malayalam Background Score only
1997 Aniyathi Pravu Malayalam
Lelam Malayalam
Suvarna Simhaasanam Malayalam
1996 Madamma Malayalam
Dilliwala Rajakumaran Malayalam
Akashathekkoru Kilivathil Malayalam
Mercara Malayalam
1995 Sargavasantham Malayalam
Arabia Malayalam
Anna Malayalam
1994 Gamanam Malayalam
Njan Kodeeshwaran Malayalam
Adukkalakaryam Malayalam
Sagaram Sakshi Malayalam Background Score only
Nandini Oppol Malayalam
1993 Akashadoothu Malayalam
Bhoomigeetham Malayalam
Varam Malayalam
Aacharyan Malayalam
1992 Aayushkalam Malayalam
Ennodishtam Koodamo Malayalam Background Score only
1991 Mookkilyarajyathu Malayalam
Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam
Aavanikunnile Kinnaripookkal Malayalam
Ulladakkam Malayalam
Sundarikakka Malayalam Background Score only
1990 Thoovalsparsham Malayalam
Akkare Akkare Akkare Malayalam
No.20 Madras Mail Malayalam
Purappadu Malayalam
Smrithikal Malayalam
1989 Mahayanam Malayalam
Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Malayalam
Bhadrachitta Malayalam
Vandanam Malayalam
Varnam Malayalam
Alicinte Anveshanam Malayalam Background score only
1988 Vicharana Malayalam
Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu Malayalam
Witness Malayalam
Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Malayalam
Orkkappurathu Malayalam Background score only
Dinarathrangal Malayalam
Oru Muthassi Katha Malayalam
Mrithyunjayam 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
Venmegha Hamsangal Malayalam
Neelakkurinji Poothappol Malayalam Background score only
1986 Veendum Malayalam
Pranamam Malayalam
Chilambu Malayalam
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Malayalam Debut film as music director for songs.
1983 Eenam Malayalam Background score only.
1978 Aaravam Malayalam Debut Film. Background score only.


National Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

Kerala State Film Awards:


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  4. ^ IMDb – Profile
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  6. ^ "DAM999 Official Website". DAM999. Retrieved 8 March 2010.
  7. ^ "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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