Tuesday, August 02, 2005

M. Jayachandran - A talent to reckon

Have you heard the song "Akale Akale" - a malayalam song in the music album "Akale"? Have you heard the song "Kandu Kandu" from Mampazhakkalam ? Have you heard the songs "Chentharmizhi" and "Raakkilithan" from Perumazhakaalam?

If you answer "yes" to all the above questions - that means you must have heard the name M.Jayachandran, my favourite music director in Malayalam, who is associated with all the songs I have mentioned above.

Music director M.Jayachandran recently won a filmfare award for the best music director for Perumazhakaalam. Just listen to "Akale Akale" (http://www.musicindiaonline.com/p/x/orOutj4tndNvwrOupt7D/) and you will know why I have dedicated a seperate thread to this talented music director.

Unfortunately, many think that M. Jayachandran is the famous malayalam singer Jayachandran :), which is not true.


At August 02, 2005 7:23 PM, Blogger Aatma said...

Very Nice song, Arjun, I will go and check out his other songs.

At August 02, 2005 7:41 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Yes aatma, the song is too good..I have got the mp3 one from coolgoose.

At August 02, 2005 8:08 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

aatma - also check out the Kandu Kandu song from Mambalakazham!! My all time favourite mallu song!! Listen to the song imagining a pretty girl dancing bharathanatyam in slow motion near a temple pond with lotuses floating in the water that is green in color!! Or a large area covered with white sand with just a tree and blue skies!! wow - I was imagining my favourite Asin!!

At August 02, 2005 8:12 PM, Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

I also thot that this Jayachandran is that Jayachandran. :)

btw, ennala unga blogging speed match pannave mudiyala... daily bayangara lengthy aa rendu post pottudareengale... how do u manage that?

At August 02, 2005 8:15 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Chakrapani - I am symbolizing the unemployed youth in this country :)) - lol

Velai vetti illa :( - I am having my PhD viva in 4 weeks time - so reading my stupid thesis and writing stuff :) - thought of giving you a call - do u have a landline - since I dont have mobile - and landline to mobile is damn expensive. Just send me a mail if you have a landline - will call you - need to speak to you about the programme.

At August 02, 2005 10:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arjuna, thats interesting.. I thought this is same Jayachandran who sang "Oru Daivam thanda poover" in KM for ARR and those classic songs for IR. Huhh..


At August 02, 2005 11:16 PM, Blogger Subbu said...

Hi, Even i was thinking Jayachandran is our old singer Jayachandran. Thanks for the info.

I like karthick singing "Akale", Kandu Kandu is simply amazing. Chentharmizhi and Aalolam is my favourite.


At August 03, 2005 5:40 AM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

My goodness...thank you Arjuna for opening my eyes...Until I read you today and saw this picture..of P.Jayachandran..I was thinking that it is the other guy...!

Umm..!! Thanks .!

I like all the songs .! I usually listen at www.vismayam.net

At August 03, 2005 5:52 AM, Blogger Suresh Kumar said...


Yes. Yes. I too thought that Jayachandran is the singer turned composer. Thanx for correcting our assumptions. I have heard the title song from "Akale" and one song from Mambalakalam which is very good and impressive. But somehow one song in Mambalakalam resembles "Van polae vannam konda" song from "Salangai Oli".

At August 03, 2005 6:24 AM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Infact, even I was thinking they were the same, until I did a bit of research to find this out :)..

Thanks alias,subbu,narayanan sir and suresh for posting your comments :)

Suresh, I shall check out the song and let you know..

I also like Deepak Dev's Chronic Bachelor - good fusion type of music..Also some of his songs from Symphony are very good! But I didnt like the songs from Udayananu Tharam starring Mohanlal :( - Deepak Dev was ARR's assistant :)

At August 04, 2005 6:08 AM, Blogger Karthik S said...

I became a fan of Jayachandran after I heard the songs from Mullavalliyum Thenmavum, particularly, 'Dhumthanakadi'. Its available in Musicindiaonline, dont miss the tracks!

And, I also thought this is the singer until a friend cleared it!

At August 04, 2005 4:23 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Thanks karthik for leaving your comments - I shall definitely listen to the song and post the comments here :)

At August 05, 2005 12:26 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Karthik - Mullavalliyum Thenmavum is composed by Ousepachan :) - not jayachandran :)

At August 05, 2005 12:32 PM, Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Yes the song ninnave in Mullavalliyum Thenmavum is amazing! good one..

At April 21, 2006 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

really he is an amazing music composer.not only a composer he is a great singer too.And have won the state award BEST MALE SINGER for the song "melle melle.."from the movie nottam which was composed by himself.

At April 21, 2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hei arjuna, how can you say that? The song "PARAYTAHE ARIYATHE"from the movie udayananu tharam sang by karthik is really beautiful.


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