From The Heart To Songs, Gireesh Puthenchery A Musician With Supreme Spirit

Gireesh Puthenchery has defeated the life with his songs that piles up on his thoughts and vanishes within seconds. With kindness, he subdued the songs with his pen.

Gireesh Puthenchery - Songs, Musician, Scenarist
Gireesh Puthenchery


Gireesh Puthenchery - His Attachment With Playback Stage

'Agniyay karal niraye moksha margam, nitumo ihaparashapam teeranamme, iniyoru janmam vindum tharumo.......,'
Malayalam cinema's playback stage had that attachment with his life. After Vayalar and P Bhaskaran who had left over the Malayalam language's beautiful branch of music, there always he made his presence felt with his beautiful lyrics. 

Best Of Gireesh Puthenchery Songs

From the bottom of his heart, Girish Puthenchery hits on his lines with supreme spirit, affection and sweetness -- 'Neelavinte Neelabhasmam Kurianjavale', 'Harimurali Ravam', 'Aakash Deepangal', all flowed to the Malayalam fraternity of songs.
 Life and Inspiration
He was the talent of family line. His father's erudition in Sanskrit, Jyothisham, Ayurveda was matchless and his mother's touch on Carnatic music were his strength. From that way the artist in him aspires to became the singer of K J Yesudas's callibre. 

He was considered as one in a million song writer, someone who knows singing, that's why Music Director's tunes recorded on the guarantee of this phenomenon lyricist. 

raveendran-yesudas-gireesh trio
Like his own songs all the rendition of stalwarts in Malayalam language like Vayalar, P Bhaskaran, O N V Kurup, Yusufali Kecheri were learn by heart to him. The tunes match with the sky star of words, which was one of his specialty. 

Gireesh Puthenchery Penned Songs

He came to the cinema field in 1991, with almost 350 films to his name and near about 1600 songs he had penned, includes 'Mayamayooram song -- Ambaloor Ambalathil Aratoom',  Krishna Goodiyil Oru Pranayakalathu -- Pinneyum-Pinneyum song', are his perfect dedication to the charts of Gireesh Puthenchery songs. 

Vidyasagar, Illayaraja, Raveendran, Ouseppachan, Lakhsmikant-Pyarelal are few music directors that whom Gireesh had worked with. 
Bond With LaxmiKant Pyarelal

'Poonilamazha' is the movie for which Gireesh and Laxmikant-Pyarelal worked together, therefore their every song is known to Gireesh, that's why this South Indian lyrics writer went on to had a great time with Bollywood musician. 
Gireesh Puthenchery and Laxmikant-Pyarelal


Earlier when unfortunately Dassettan couldn't make it to the recording in Mumbai for that film, after that recording was re-arranged in Chennai and when Dassettan came to sing, Lakshmikant-Pyarelal left over all the responsibility of that song to the fellow named Girish.

Journey Into The Films
He started his golden words journey from the film 'Enquiry', with the dreams of cinema, Malayalam movie director Vijayan Karote presented Gireesh to the Malayalam cinema. Vijayan Karote directed movie called 'Bhramarakashas' turned Gireesh Puthencherry to assist in scripting of the movie.

After that Ranjith scripted "George kutty c\o George kutty" turned Gireesh to the lyrics writing. Ranjith's recommendation brought him the chance to write songs for director Jayaraj's movie "Johny walker". In that movie, a song titled  'Shanthami Rathriyeel' had brought him critical acclamation, which reflects his career in Malayalam cinema.

Ranjith directorial movies like 'Devasuram', 'Aaram Thampuran', 'Ravanaprabhu', 'Nandanam' all includes his journey of golden era.
Gireesh Puthenchery as ScriptWriter

In 1981, he joined Aakashavani to write scripts but before coming to the cinema. Gireesh wrote about 500 songs for the amateur dramas. In the interval of lyricist he did wear the scriptwriter's face as well.

'Kinnaripuzhayoram', 'Pallavoor Devanarayanan', 'Vadukumnathan' are the movies that have got birth from his hands. He was in the work of new script of 'Raman Police' as Mohanlal in the lead role. He had also finished the script till interval. It tells about a stud policeman, the story stayed as big hope for Gireesh Puthencherry. 
Lyricist's Last Moments
In the midst of the scripting work of this film, he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke and the death reason was brain hemorrhage.

After that Gireesh had tried to leave his bad habits, while after a long gap he returned to Kochi. Later on he attended the funeral services of actor Cochin Haneefa, after returning from there he felt unwell. He was on the scripting work of new film with Mammootty, but before that god's call was arrived. 

             -  Read the story of Ashane Ashane

Gireesh Puthencherry had left the bunch of songs for music lovers, which can passes through era's and the scripts for the stars whom he want to work with.

What can someone expect and what happens........


  • 1995  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Oru Poovithalin...' (Agnidevan) 
  • 1997  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Pinneyoom-Pinneyoom....' (Krishnagoodeeyil Orupranaykalathu.) 
  • 1999  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Kanaka Munthirikal..' (Punaradhivasam)
  • 2001  - Best Lyrics Writer -  'Akasha Deepangal Sakshi......' (Ravanaprabhu)
  • 2002  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Karmukil Varnante Chundil..' (Nandanam)
  • 2003  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Urangathe Raavurangi Njan...' (Gourisankaram).
  • 2004  - Best Lyrics Writer - 'Kannanattu Kathirinittum...' (Kathavasheshan)

- Kerala Film Critics Award - ('Surya Kireedam Vinnu Odinnju..') - Devasuram.

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Published - Feb 10, 2010             last updated - 3rd May, 2023

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