Bharadwaj - Profiles of Music Director

His foray into Tamil cinema started in 1993 with a film which got shelved. Bharadwaj had to wait for a whole year before a unique strategy by Magnasound, a record label, enabled him to provide music for a Telugu film, “Sogasu Chooda Tharanga”.

The inspiration for Music director Bharadwaj is doing an album in Tamil came from none other than the maestro, Ilaiyaraaja. Bharadwaj who has hits in movies such as `Attagasam', `Autograph', `Vasool Raja M.B.B.S' and `Iyya' and AIR, Delhi, Doordarshan Cassettes and Albums Radio Jingles & TV Commercials Short Films & Documentaries, TV Serials, Feature Films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam (Totally more than 45 Films) Multinational Orchestra called the Symphony of Unity and Love.

By some strange coincidence, Bharadwaj's first Tamil film, his 25th film and now, his 50th film have all been with Saran and Ajith. “Asal”, also the 50th film from Sivaji Productions, has been completed and the soundtrack is reportedly doing brisk sales. It is really a moment to cherish for Bharadwaj and a time to reminisce about his 17-year journey through the south Indian music industry.

“A music director is able to give his best when there is total dedication from all concerned. My wavelength with lyricist Vairamuthu is great; he has always come up with exceptional lyrics for my songs. When the director is equally passionate about the songs and not treat them as just another ingredient in a film, I am able to give my best,” says Bharadwaj. He believes Tamil songs should be sung by singers who know the language. Music director Bharadwaj normally gives it his all while scoring music for a film. But, when it comes to a deadly combination such as this — Sivaji Productions, Ajith Kumar and director Saran — he’s on a creative high.

He is also teaching music to Malaysian students. Given lecture demonstration on Film Music in Colleges, Film Institutes and Music Seminars. Composed Thematic Songs for Tamilnadu Government, and several Social Organisations.

Musical Training

Carnatic Music at Faculty of Fine Arts, Delhi University, Delhi.

Hindustani Music at Shriram Bharatiya Kalakendra, New Delhi.

Western Music at Delhi School of Music, Delhi.

Awards & Titles

Won local and National level awards for Music Direction instituted by Private Organizations.

Cinema Express Award 2002 - Best music director - Tamil Film Gemini.

Film Fare Award 2002 – Best Music Director – Tamil Film Gemini

Film Fans Association Award – Best Music Director 2002 – Tamil Film Roja Koottam, Gemini.

International Tamil Film Award’s (ITFA) 2002, Astro Malaysia. Best Music Director for Gemini.