Vishal Chandrasekhar

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Vishal Chandrasekhar
Born8 November
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Music director, lyricist,programmer
Years active2013 – present

Vishal Chandrasekhar is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer, who has predominantly scored music for Tamil films.[1]

Career[edit]

Vishal started playing the keyboard aged six and began to give solo shows by the time he was ten years old. He graduated from Anna University with a master's degree in Electronic Media, and worked on over 450 short films and 250 ad jingles, en route to being adjudged the best music director in the Nalaya Iyakkunar show on Kalaignar TV. He subsequently completed the foundation course at the KM Music Conservatory.[2] Vishal made his composing debut with Brindha Das's Hi Da during 2012, with a grand audio launch attended by Gautham Menon during January 2013. Despite having the soundtrack released and a trailer launched,[3][4] the film failed to have a theatrical release.[5] Vishal got an opportunity to work with Santhosh Sivan for the making of his war film, Inam (2014), and won positive reviews for his work. A critic from NDTV noted "the music helps you connect with the film on an emotional level" and "even though there are three songs included merely to give the film a commercial touch, it's his background score that draws your attention".[6] He also completed work on the Telugu film Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi (2014), while he went on to work on the Tamil science fiction film, Appuchi Gramam (2014), which became noted for its song "En Kannukulle".[7]

Vishal received critical acclaim for his work in Siddharth's Jil Jung Juk (2015), and recorded songs featuring music composers Anirudh Ravichander, Santhosh Narayanan and Sean Roldan in the album. The song "Shoot the Kuruvi" became well noticed, while for another song "Red Roadu", Vishal worked on a mix between 1950s swing and EDM for the tune.[8] He was recently worked on Sawaari and Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaatha featuring Nani.[9][10][11] He is now working on several projects like Simba.[12] He is also venturing into Independent music with Music videos this year. He is working with young technicians and artists in a Music video called Rhythm of life. The video directed by Sam Paul P, has lyrics penned by Vishnu Edavan, and has male and female vocals by Yazin Nizar and Kavya Ajith respectively. The track titled Naan Raaman Illai was released by Sony Music Entertainment in May 2017.

Discography[edit]

Year Film Title Language Notes
2013 Hi Da Tamil Unreleased film
Hrudayam Ekkadunnadi Telugu
Inam Tamil
2014 Appuchi Gramam Tamil
2015 Jil Jung Juk Tamil
2016 Aviyal Tamil
Sawaari Tamil
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Telugu
Theri Tamil One Song "Hey Aasmaan" feat. Arijit Singh
2017 Kuttram 23 Tamil
Rhythm of life (Music Video) Tamil Independent Pop
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Tamil
Brindavanam Tamil
7 Naatkal Tamil
Rangoon Tamil
Kathalo Rajakumari Telugu
Hara Hara Mahadevaki Tamil One song "Aiyo Konjam"
2018 Kee Tamil Upcoming
Padi Padi Leche Manasu Telugu
Kaalidas Tamil Upcoming
Vella Raja Tamil web series
2019 Simba Tamil Upcoming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vishal Chandrasekhar to score music for Nani-Hanu's film - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Audio Beat: Carnatic, jazz, rock and more". 26 January 2013 – via The Hindu.
  3. ^ "No shooting abroad for Hi Da!, Hi Da, Brinda Das".
  4. ^ "Hai Da Audio Launch".
  5. ^ Paitandy, Priyadarshini (27 May 2016). "A tune of one's own". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Inam movie review - NDTV Movies".
  7. ^ "Gaana Bala's next mass song - Times of India".
  8. ^ "Santhosh Narayanan, Sean Roldan record a quirky number - Times of India".
  9. ^ "Irfan in a new avatar - Times of India".
  10. ^ "Sawaari will be a routine travel with a unique commuter".
  11. ^ "Not Yet Titled, Business Closed!".
  12. ^ "Punjabi kudi to debut in K'town". The Times of India.