V. Kumar

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V. Kumar
Born(1934-07-28)July 28, 1934
OriginChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
DiedJanuary 7, 1996(1996-01-07) (aged 61)
Occupation(s)Film score composer,
music director
InstrumentsVocals (playback singing),
keyboard,
harmonium,
piano
LabelsMelody King

V. Kumar (Tamil: வரதராஜுலு குமார்,) a yesteryear Tamil cinema music director, born in Chennai, Tamilnadu on 28 July 1934 to Varadharajulu and Dhanabhakiyam couple, in July 1969 he married a Tamil cinema playback singer Swarna and had a son Sashikumar. V.Kumar is known as Melody King, was introduced to Tamil film music by K. Balachander. He has his own style, which is clearly different from MSV and KVM at that time.

He has used S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for many of his songs. He has been the aasthana MD for K. Balachandar films. Before that, he scored music for his plays.

Songs like Kathoodu than nann pesuvan, Unnedam mayanguren, Madanorchanvam rathiyoodhan, Nann unnai vazhthi padugerean, Adduthathu ambujatthi are testimony to his talent.

Discography[edit]

Their works include music for the following movies:

Year Film Language Notes
1965 Neerkumizhi Tamil Debut Film
Naanal Tamil
1966 Major Chandrakanth Tamil
1967 Ninaivil Nindraval Tamil
1968 Bommalattam Tamil
Ethir Neechal Tamil
1969 Aayiram Poi Tamil
Nirai Kudam Tamil
Iru Kodugal Tamil
Chella Penn Tamil
1970 Patham Pasali Tamil
Penn Deivam Tamil
Navagraham Tamil
1971 Nootrukku Nooru Tamil
Veguli Penn Tamil
Pattondru Ketten Tamil
Rangarattinam Tamil
1972 Appa Tata Tamil
Delhi To Madras Tamil
Deiva Sankalpam Tamil
Velli Vizha Tamil
Unakkum Enakkum Tamil
Mappillai Azhaippu Tamil
1973 Petha Manam Pithu Tamil
Arangetram Tamil
Deiva Kuzhandhaigal Tamil
Kattila Thottila Tamil
Malligai Poo Tamil
Ponvandu Tamil
Pennai Nambungal Tamil
1974 Avalukku Nigar Avale Tamil
Onne Onnu Kanne Kannu Tamil
  Kannavari Kalalu (Telugu - 1974)
Swathi Nakshathram Tamil
Raja Nagam Tamil
Kaliyuga Kannan Tamil
Thaai Pasam Tamil
Avalum Penn Thaane Tamil
1975 Karotti Kannan Tamil
Aayirathil Oruthi Tamil
Kasthuri Vijayam Tamil
Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Tamil
Ellorum Nallavare Tamil
Ezhaikkum Kaalam Varum Tamil
Unga Veettu Kalyanam Tamil
1976 Kanavan Manaivi Tamil
Panakkara Penn Tamil
Athirshtam Azhaikirathu Tamil
Asai 60 Naal Tamil
Janaki Sabadham Tamil
Mittai Mummy Tamil
Nalla Pennmani Tamil
1977 Andru Sinthiya Ratham Tamil
Sonthamadi Nee Enakku Tamil
Thoondil Meen Tamil
Oruvanukku Oruthi Tamil
Chakravarthy Tamil
1978 Makkal Kural Tamil
Annapoorani Tamil
Sadhurangam Tamil
Ival Oru Seethai Tamil
Unakkum Vaazhvu Varum Tamil
1979 Nadagame Ullagam Tamil
1980 Mangala Nayagi Tamil
Inaindha Dhuruvangal Tamil
1981 Kalam Oru Naal Maarum Tamil
Kannadi Tamil
1983 Aval Oru Kaviyam Tamil
1984 Shankari Tamil
1986 Malarum Ninaivugal Tamil
1987 Meendum Mahaan Tamil

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