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Birth nameMechery Louis Ousephachan
Born (1955-09-13) 13 September 1955 (age 64)
OriginOllur, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Genresfilm score
Occupation(s)Music director, Score Producer, Conductor, Arranger
Years active1985 – 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.[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. The violin bit from the infamous song "appangalembadum" from Ustad Hotel is played by Ouseppachan.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Remarks
2018 Ennaalum Sarath..? Malayalam
2018 Hey Jude Malayalam
2018 Panchavarnathatha Malayalam Background Score Only
2017 Aakasha Mittayee Malayalam Background Score Only
2017 Minnaminungu Malayalam
2017 Gold Coins Malayalam
2016 Shyam Malayalam
2016 Ayaal Jeevichiripundu Malayalam
2015 Kanal Malayalam
2015 Utopiayile Rajavu Malayalam
2015 Nirnnayakam Malayalam Background Score Only
2015 Appavum Veenjum Malayalam
2015 Karanavar Malayalam
2015 Once upton a time there was a kallan Malayalam
2014 Shutter Marathi Background Score Only
2014 Jalam Malayalam
2013 Nadan Malayalam Winner Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Winner SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Green Apple Malayalam Filming
Mazhaneerthullikal Malayalam Filming
Musafir Malayalam
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal Hindi Background Score Only
Parudeesa Malayalam
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Malayalam Nominated —SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
2012 Kalikalam Malayalam
Arike Malayalam
Thiruvambadi Thampan Malayalam
2011 Karmayogi Malayalam
Aidondla Aidu Kannada Guest Composer
Bangkok Summer Malayalam
Kochi Tuskers Kerala Malayalam Theme Music for the IPL team Kochi Tuskers
Three Kings Malayalam
Shikkar Malayalam Background Score Only
2010 Aakrosh Hindi Background Score Only
Khatta Meetha Hindi Background Score Only
Bumm Bumm Bole Hindi Background Score Only
Pranchiyettan and The Saint Malayalam
Dam 999 English [6]
Aagathan Malayalam
Body Guard Malayalam
Hailesa Malayalam [7]
Angel John Malayalam
Moz & Cat Malayalam
2008 College Kumaran Malayalam
2007 Nazrani Malayalam Background Score Only
Ore Kadal Malayalam Winner National Film Award for Best Music Direction
July 4 Malayalam
Pranayakalam Malayalam
Changathipoocha Malayalam
2006 Moonnamathoral Malayalam
2005 Udayon Malayalam
Police Malayalam
Thaskara Veeran Malayalam
Deepangal Sakshi Malayalam
2004 Thekkekara Super Fast Malayalam
Nothing But Life Malayalam Background Score Only
Vajram Malayalam
Vismayathumbathu Malayalam
Sasneham Sumithra Malayalam
2003 Freaky Chakra Hindi
Varum Varunnu Vannu Malayalam
Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam Malayalam
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Malayalam
Kasthuri Mann Malayalam
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Malayalam
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Malayalam
Meghasandesam Malayalam
2000 Darling Darling Malayalam
Life Is Beautiful Malayalam
Punaradivasam Malayalam
1999 Chandamama Malayalam
Olympiyan Anthony Adam Malayalam
Megham Malayalam
Njangal Santhushtaranu Malayalam
Vazhunnor Malayalam
1998 Harikrishnans Malayalam
Suryaputhran Malayalam
Sundarakilladi Malayalam
1997 Aniyathi Pravu Malayalam
Lelam Malayalam
Suvarna Simhaasanam Malayalam
1996 Madamma Malayalam
1994 Gamanam Malayalam
1993 Akashadoothu Malayalam
Bhoomigeetham Malayalam
1992 Aayushkalam Malayalam
1991 Mookkilyarajyathu Malayalam
Pookkalam Varavayi Malayalam
Aavanikunnile Kinnaripookkal Malayalam
Ulladakkam Malayalam
1990 Thoovalsparsham Malayalam
Akkareakkareakkare Malayalam
1989 Mahayanam Malayalam
Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Malayalam
Vandanam Malayalam
Varnam Malayalam
1988 Vicharana Malayalam
Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Malayalam
Dinarathrangal 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
1986 Veendum Malayalam
Pranamam Malayalam
Chilambu Malayalam
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Malayalam Debut film as music director for songs.
1983 Eenam Malayalam Debut Film. Background score only.


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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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