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Scoring a hit

On cloud nine: M. Jayachandran.

On cloud nine: M. Jayachandran.  

SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN

M. Jaychandran bags the Kerala State Film Award for ‘Madambi.’



Music director M. Jayachadran is on a hat trick. The 2007 award winner of the Kerala State Film Award for the best music director does it again this year by winning the award for his compositions for ‘Madambi.’

And that is not all. Last year, the duet that won him the award also fetched the awards for the best playback singers for youngsters Swetha and Vijay Yesudas.

Chartbusters

This time, playback singer and music director Shankar Mahadevan has won the award for the best playback singer for the foot-tapping song ‘Kalayana Kacheri’ in ‘Madambi’ while, Manjari, winner of the award for the best female playback singer, has won it for Jayachandran’s song in ‘Vilappangalkkapuram.’

“It does feel good as the singers have also won the award,” says the director who is on cloud nine after he bagged his fourth State film award for music direction.

“As soon as Shankar Mahadevan finished singing the song, he hugged me and told me it was one of the best he has sung. He then wanted to know on whom the song would be picturised. When I told him ‘Mohanlal,’ he confidently told me that it would be a hit and so would the film. And it did come true,” says Jayachandran.

The duo, says Jayachandran, would be working again in ‘Vairam.’ “He is a busy music director and so we have to go Mumbai for the recording. But we are trying to see if he can sing for ‘Shikar,’ another Malayalam film as well,” says Jayachandran.

Incidentally, like Shankar Mahadevan, who has won the award for scoring music and for singing too, Jayachandran has also won the award for the best playback singer for his song in ‘Nottam.’







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