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Vijaya Bhaskar

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Vijaya Bhaskar Kannada: ವಿಜಯಭಾಸ್ಕರ್; 1924–2002 was an Indian music director and composer who composed music for several mainstream and experimental feature films in the Kannada film industry Scoring music for over 600 feature films, Bhaskar worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Tulu and Konkani language films as well He was a part of all of popular Kannada film director KSL Swamy's Ravi movies and was also known for his association with acclaimed directors Puttanna Kanagal and Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Influenced by R C Boral and Mukul Mehta, Bhaskar developed his own style of music and introduced the concept of theme music in Kannada film industry He is credited for inspiring producers to select popular works of Kannada poets through his music He was awarded with the Dr Rajkumar Award and the prestigious Sur Singar Award from Mumbai music lovers for his classical score in Malaya Marutha Kannada movie, directed by Ravi He was also a recipient of Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director six times

Some of Bhaskar's most popular soundtracks include Rani Honnamma, Santha Thukaram, Gejje Pooje, Mana Mechida Madadi, Belli Moda, Naandi, Sharapanjara, Naagarahaavu, Shubhamangala, Neela and Malaya Marutha

Vijaya Bhaskar never got a chance to get Rajkumar to sing in his music direction , though the movie Santha Thukaram in their combination had won National award But Rajkumar went on to sing in Vijaya Bhaskar's daughter's function

Contents

  • 1 Biography
    • 11 Career
    • 12 Style
    • 13 Other Languages
    • 14 Death
    • 15 Awards
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Kannada
    • 22 Tulu
    • 23 Tamil
    • 24 Telugu
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Biography

Career

Vijaya Bhaskar was born in Bangalore in a Tamil Mudaliar family He started his training in Music early in his life His guru in Hindustani Classical music was Govinda Bhave who taught him the basics Vijaya Bhaskar also learnt the intricacies of Carnatic Classical music and the piano

Vijaya Bhaskar was busy in Bombay, assisting music directors like Naushad and Madan Mohan In Bombay Bhaskar was sitting in a restaurant in Matunga and chatting with a friend and then accidentally met B R Krishnamurthy BRK Bhaskar was speaking in Kannada and overheard BRK BRK used to work as an assistant to R Nagendra Rao and had worked on several pictures with him Bhaskar told him he was a musician He asked him whether he would make music for a Kannada picture they were making Bhaskar finally came down from Bombay in 1953 to do the score for film Sri Rama Puja He took charge and single handedly changed the face of Kannada film music The Kannada film industry got its first original music composer

Puttanna Kanagal who was assisting BR Pantulu, with Bellimoda became independent Director VB was the music director for Belli Moda Film became an instant success and cemented their association After Belli Moda, there was Gejje Pooje, and later Naagarahaavu He worked with Kanagal continuously till the '80s and then there was a break when M Ranga Rao took over for films like Ranganayaki Bhaskar came back for Maanasa Sarovara

He has scored music for nearly 670 movies

Style

Influenced by RC Boral and Mukul Mehta, Bhaskar developed his own style of music He also proved that Kannada films too can have theme music Bhaskar did not limit his musical talent for commercial movies alone According to Vijaya Bhaskar folk music was the forerunner of all existing forms of music in the world His specialty lay in the fact that he was equally comfortable using a minimum number of instruments as well as a whole orchestra Vijaya Bhaskar's compositions are melodious and lilting He was comfortable composing light songs as well as ghazals He also has quite a few devotional and popular light songs to his credit His range was extensive and included all genres of music

He directed music for experimental movies like Grahana, Yellindalo Bandavaru and Naandi Bhaskar is credited for inspiring producers to select popular works of Kannada poets through his music Some of the popular numbers include "Moodana Maneya" in Belli Moda poem by D R Bendre and "Uttara Dhruvadim" in Sharapanjara also by D R Bendre

Other Languages

Even though Vijaya Bhaskar's first composition was for a Kannada film this prolific composer has composed the music for films in Tamil Telugu Malayalam Konkani Oriya and Tulu Apart from music composition he has also given background score for several movies Popular Malayalam director Adoor Gopalakrishnan always preferred Bhaskar for his movies Gopalakrishnan was very much impressed when Bhaskar gave music for his movie Mathilukal which had no songs at all All in all Bhaskar gave music for three of Gopalakrishnan's films in Malayalam – Kathapurushan, Vidheyan and Mathilukal In Hindi Bhaskar did G V Iyer's Vivekananda

His music to Tulu language movie Koti Chennayya1973 is very popular in Mangalore

Bhaskar also went to London and did an English film The film was called Robert Clive, and it was released in India also It was shot mostly in India, and Bhaskar did a major part of the score

Death

Vijaya Bhaskar died on the morning of 3 March 2002 following a cardiac arrest at his residence in J P Nagar locality of Bangalore He was 77, and left behind his wife, a son, two daughters and 5 grandchildren His body was cremated in Wilson gardens crematorium on 5 March

Awards

Dr Rajkumar Award 2001 Sursingar Prashasthi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
  • 1967–68: Belli Moda
  • 1971–72: Yaava Janmada Maitri
  • 1972–73: Sankalpa
  • 1983–84: Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage
  • 1989–90: Muraligana Amruthapana
  • 1991–92: Pathitha Pavani

Discography

Kannada

  • Sri Rama Pooja 1955
  • Bhagya Chakra 1956
  • Premada Putri 1957
  • Rani Honnamma 1960
  • Mana Mechhida Madadi 1963
  • Santha Thukaram 1963
  • Post Master 1964
  • Pathiye Daiva 1964
  • Naandi 1964
  • Beretha Jeeva 1965
  • Amarajeevi 1965
  • Thoogudeepa 1966
  • Belli Moda 1967
  • Lagna Pathrike 1967
  • Premakku Permitte 1967
  • Manku Dinne 1968
  • Mysore Tanga 1968
  • Bhagyada Bagilu 1968
  • Ananda Kanda 1968
  • Anna Thamma 1968
  • Mannina Maga 1968
  • Nata Sarvabhouma 1968
  • Suvarna Bhoomi 1969
  • Namma Makkalu 1969
  • Mallammana Pavaada 1969
  • Eradu Mukha 1969
  • Makkale Manege Manikya 1969
  • Uyyale 1969
  • Brundavana 1969
  • Gejje Pooje 1970
  • Arishina Kumkuma 1970
  • Anireekshita 1970
  • Bhoopathi Ranga 1970
  • Takka Bitre Sikka 1970
  • Lakshmi Saraswathi 1970
  • Baalu Belagithu 1970
  • Aaru Mooru Ombatthu 1970
  • Seetha 1970
  • Sharapanjara 1971
  • Signalman Siddappa 1971
  • Kalyani 1971
  • Bhale Adhrustavo Adhrusta 1971
  • Mukthi 1971
  • Baala Panjara 1972
  • Yaava Janmada Maitri 1972
  • Hrudaya Sangama 1972
  • Naa Mechida Huduga 1972
  • Nanda Gokula 1972
  • Mareyada Deepavali 1972
  • Jeevana Jokaali 1972
  • Naagarahaavu 1972
  • Devaru Kotta Thangi 1973
  • CID 72 1973
  • Sankalpa 1973
  • Seetheyalla Savitri 1973
  • Jaya Vijaya 1973
  • Mane Belagida Sose 1973
  • Kesarina Kamala 1973
  • Abachurina Post Office 1973
  • Upasane 1974
  • Shubhamangala 1975
  • Kasthuri Vijaya 1975
  • Bhagya Jyothi 1975
  • Ninagagi Naanu 1975
  • Bili Hendthi 1975
  • Hennu Samsarada Kannu 1975
  • Katha Sangama 1976
  • Makkala Bhagya 1976
  • Besuge 1976
  • Chiranjeevi 1976
  • Thulasi 1976
  • Maya Manushya 1976
  • Phalithamsha 1976
  • Harake 1977
  • Sangharsha 1977
  • Deepa 1977
  • Maagiya Kanasu 1977
  • Mugdha Manava 1977
  • Kumkuma Rakshe 1977
  • Banashankari 1977
  • Haavina Hejje 1978
  • Sirithanakke Saval 1978
  • Paduvaaralli Pandavaru 1978
  • Premayana 1978
  • Thappida Taala 1978
  • Vasantha Lakshmi 1978
  • Aluku 1978
  • Amarnath 1978
  • Adalau Badalu 1979
  • Sadananda 1979
  • Muyyi 1979
  • Mallige Sampige 1979
  • Dangeyedda Makkalu 1979
  • Akhanda Brahmacharigalu 1980
  • Hantakana Sanchu 1980
  • Kappu Kola 1980
  • Ellindalo Bandavaru 1980
  • Subbi Subbakka Suvvalali 1980
  • Nammammana Sose 1980
  • Mother 1980
  • Bangarada Jinke 1980
  • Mithuna 1980
  • Driver Hanumanthu 1980
  • Leader Vishwanath 1981
  • Theerada Bayake 1981
  • Chalagara 1981
  • Grahana 1981
  • Naari Swargakke Daari 1981
  • Baalu Bangara 1981
  • Bangarada Mane 1981
  • Preethisi Nodu 1981
  • Jodi Jeeva 1982
  • Jimmy Gallu 1982
  • Maanasa Sarovara 1982
  • Suvarna Sethuve 1982
  • Devara Theerpu 1983
  • Anveshane 1983
  • Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage 1983
  • Banker Margayya 1983
  • Matthe Vasantha 1983
  • Ananda Sagara 1983
  • Mutthaide Bhagya 1983
  • Sanchari 1983
  • Benki 1983
  • Shubha Muhurtha 1984
  • Amrutha Ghalige 1984
  • Huli Hejje 1984
  • Pavitra Prema 1984
  • Runamukthalu 1984
  • Haavu Eni Aata 1985
  • Maavano Aliyano 1985
  • Masanada Hoovu 1985
  • Thavaru Mane 1986
  • Nenapina Doni 1986
  • Sundara Swapnagalu 1986
  • Malaya Marutha 1986
  • Huli Hebbuli1987
  • Thaliya Aane 1987
  • Aaseya Bale 1987
  • Avasthe 1987
  • Bandha Muktha 1987
  • Surya 1987
  • Anthima Ghatta 1987
  • Thayiya Aase 1988
  • Bhoomi Thaayane 1988
  • Gudugu Sidilu 1988
  • Thayigobba Karna 1988
  • Mithileya Seetheyaru 1988
  • Kadina Benki 1988
  • Oorige Hosaba 1989
  • Thaligagi 1989
  • Madhu Maasa 1989
  • Amrutha Bindu 1989
  • Eduru Mane Meena 1990
  • Prathama Ushakirana 1990
  • Murali Gaana Amrutha Paana 1990
  • Pathitha Pavani 1990
  • Idhuve Jeevana 1991
  • Putta Hendathi 1992
  • Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda 1992
  • Harakeya Kuri 1992
  • Sangya Balya 1992
  • Jamboo Savari 1993
  • Super Nova 459 1994
  • Gangavva Gangamayi 1994
  • Aagatha 1995
  • Hosa Baduku 1995
  • Hetthavala Koogu 1996
  • Avala Charitre 1998
  • Innondu Mukha 1998
  • Maha Edabidangi 1999
  • Neela 2001
  • Shravana Sambhrama 2003
  • Poorvapara 2004
  • Saavira Mettilu 2006

Tulu

  • Koti Chennaya1973

Tamil

Anbe Theyvam

  • Engamma Sapatham 1974
  • Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu 1975
  • Mogam Muppadhu Varusham 1976
  • Aadu Puli Aattam 1977
  • Avar Enakke Sontham 1977
  • Thappu Thalangal 1978

Telugu

  • Krishnaveni 1974

See also

  • M Ranga Rao
  • T G Lingappa
  • G K Venkatesh
  • Rajan–Nagendra

References

  1. ^ "Vijaya Bhaskar profile" kannadamoviesinfowordpresscom Retrieved 17 December 2015 
  2. ^ http://articlestimesofindiaindiatimescom/2002-03-03/bangalore/27132816_1_kannada-films-music-adoor
  3. ^ http://vijayanextepapercom/Detailsaspxid=1613&boxid=212159713
  4. ^ a b "Kannada music director Vijayabhaskar dead" The Times of India 3 March 2002 Retrieved 17 December 2015 

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