V. Manohar

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V. Manohar
Born Vitla, Puttur, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, lyricist, music director, film director

V. Manohar is a music director,[1] lyricist, film director and actor in Kannada and Tulu movies. He has scored music to several Kannada and Tulu films. He is the recipient of several awards including the Karnataka State Award. He has written lyrics to more than 1000 songs in Kannada cinema.

Early life[edit]

Manohar is a native of Vitla village in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state in India. His father is Shivanna bhat, mother Padmavathi.[2] He started his career as a cartoonist working for some leading newspapers and magazines.[3] During the beginning of his career, he was very closely associated with the now popular Kannada cinema directors Kashinath and Upendra. His first film as a music director was the Jaggesh starrer Tharle Nan Maga (1992) directed by Upendra.

Television career[edit]

He has composed music and title songs for many serials. He penned lyrics for many serials such as "Trin Trin Trin", "Duddu Duddu Duddu".

His real break came when Phani Ramachandra asked to sing title track for his popular serial Danda Pindagalu. This became huge hit among audience, became household song among children as well. He sang the song with Phani Ramchandra. This song was composed by another popular Kannada music composer Rajesh Ramanath. He debuted acting in Television as Narada in the song as well.[4] This was much influential track as this popularity focused directors to have strong title track for serials. He went to composing for other serials such as Prema Pishachigalu, Daridra Lakshmiyaru, Jagalagantiyaru directed by Pani Ramchandra.

He composed Pa pa Pandu, Silli Lalli, "Yadva Tadva", "Point Parimala", "Yak Hing Adteero", "Parvathi Parameshwara", "Panduranga Vittala" all the comedy serials by Sihi Kahi Chandru direction. He composed most of tunes for Ravi Kiran Production serials. He also worked with P. Sheshadri for Uyyale (2003), Mounaraaga (2005–2006) and Chakrateertha (2012). He composed about 30+ serials in his television career. He directed satire program about astrologers along with Kasaragod Chinna.[5] He directed about 20 episodes of this program.

Currently he acts as Bhatta in the Kannada sketch comedy show Majaa Talkies.

Film career[edit]

Manohar has composed music for over 100 Kannada movies such as Gejje Naada, O Mallige, Indra Danush, Janumada Jodi, Tharle Nan Maga, Swasthick, Duniya, Ee Sambhaashane, Banda nan Ganda, Janumada Gelathi, and Mathadana.[6] His song "Kolu Mande" from the movie Janumada Jodi is considered to be one of the most successful Kannada songs of the 90s. The song "Kariya I Love you" from the movie "Duniya" is one of his biggest hits.

His first song as a lyricist was "Hodeya Doora Oh Jothegaara" from the movie Anubhava which went on to become one of the most evergreen popular Kannada songs.[7] From then on, he has written for over 1000 songs and earned much fame as a leading lyricist of Kannada cinema.

He also acted in couple of movies, famous but small roles in movies including Guruprasad's Mata.

As Director[edit]

Besides composing and lyric writing, Manohar has tried his hand on the film direction as well. His debut film as a director was the hugely popular O Mallige starring Ramesh Aravind and Charulatha. This film ran for more than 100 days across Karnataka cinemas. Indradhanush starring Shivrajkumar is V. Manohar's 2nd film. He has thus far directed three films.

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Film Title Notes
1992 Tharle Nan Maga Debut film as a Music Director, Assistant Director
Ganesha Subramanya
Police Lockup
Alli Ramachari Illi Brahmachari
Bhanda nan Ganda
1993 Bombaat Huduga
Gejje Naada
Military Maama
Server Somanna
1994 Beda Krishna Ranginaata
Indrana Gedda Narendra
1995 Operation Antha
Anuraga Sangama
1996 Janumada Jodi
A Aa E Ee
Rangoli
1997 Bhanda Alla Bahaddur
O Mallige Debut Direction[8]
Jodi Hakki
Ulta Palta
Mungarina Minchu
Laali
1998 Doni Saagali
Bhoomi Thayiya Chochchala Maga
Kurubana Rani
Maathina Malla
Mr. Putsami
Mangalyam Tantunanena
Megha Bantu Megha
Super Nan Maga
Thavarina Kanike
1999 Aryabhata
Suryavamsha
Janumadatha
Swasthik
Z 1 song only
2000 Indradhanush Also director
Krishna Leele
Munnudi
Aha Nanna Maduveyante
2001 Mathadana
Chitte
2002 Daddy No.1
Karmugilu
Manase O Manase
2003 Chigurida Kanasu
Ardhaangi
Smile
Wrong Number
Yaardo Duddu Yallamana Jathre
2004 Mellusire Savigaana
2006 Mata
A Aa E Ee
2007 Duniya
Gandana Mane
Operation Ankusha
Koti Chennaya
2008 Chilipili Hakkigalu
Vasantha Kaala
Meravanige
Minchina Ota
Ganesha Matte Banda
Naanu Gandhi
Akka Thangi
Janumada Gelathi
Neenyare Manohar's 100th movie as a Music Director
Nanna Olavina Banna
2009 Nanda
Ee Sambhashane
Kallara Santhe
2010 Lift Kodla
Naariya Seere Kadda
Shabari
2011 Kirataka
Ujwadu Konkani Film
Noorondu Baagilu
Paagal
2012 Bhagirathi
12 AM Madhyarathri
2013 Manasa
Jungle Jackie
2014 Savaal
Typical Kailas
Angulimala
Chaali Polilu Tulu Film
2015 Vamshodharaka
2016 Akshathe [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kannada Geeya Geeya". http://www.screenindia.com. Retrieved 18 January 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEtzOxHq-oc
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/kannada/article/31992.html
  4. ^ Manohar got break in Television in as Danda pindagalu song
  5. ^ Directed Burude Bhavishya with Kasaragod Chinna
  6. ^ "Manohar filmography". http://popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved 18 January 2010.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/kannada/article/31992.html
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwrVvHps0yo
  9. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/akshate-starts-kannada-news-131192.html

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  1. ^ http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=278873