Wednesday, January 5, 2011

S M Subbaiah Naidu: First Kamma Music Director

S. M (Subbarayulu Naidu� Munuswami Naidu) Subbaiah Naidu (SMS) is a South Indian Music Director, Composer, Conductor, and Orchestrator. He was one of the oldest Music Directors. He worked as an in-house music composer for Jupiter Pictures. He is the brother of S. M. Sriramulu Naidu, who owns the Pakshiraja Films and a film director. SMS had scored music for many of the films produced by the Pakshiraja Films.

His all-purpose assistant, M. S. Viswanathan at Jupiter Pictures later became the musician of Tamil films. As his assistant, M. S. Viswanathan practiced composing tunes when SMS was not around. When MGR was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. S. Viswanathan had organised a programme to honour his "master" SMS. SMS was a very close friend of MGR.

He is fondly known as "Sangeethaiya" in the south Indian film industries. He somehow had never changed his trend of composing much from the beginning days. He is well versed in the Indian music but never showed interest in foreign tunes and music.

Trivia:
In 1947, SMS was the first music composer in Tamil film industry who had introduced playback singing for Rajakumari. Thiruchi Loganathan sang "Kasinimel Nangal", a playback song for M. N. Nambiar. It is notable that it is MGR's first movie as a hero. In 1948 under SMS's composition, Kannadasan wrote his first song "Kalangathiru Manamey Un Kanavellan Nanavagum Oru Dinamey" for Kanniyin Kathali sung by K. V. Janaki. The film was released in 1949.

Works:
Some compositions of S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, include
Thirudaathe papa from Thirudadhe by T. M. Soundararajan
Ethanai kaalanthaan from Malaikkallan by T. M. Soundararajan
Thoongaathe thambi from Nadodi Mannan by T. M. Soundararajan
Singaara Velane Deva from Konjum Salangai by S. Janaki
Nee Engey En Ninaivugalangey from Mannippu by T. M. Soundararajan
Maalai mayangukindra neram pachai malaivaLarum aruvi yoram from Maragadham by Radha Jayalakshmi
Annaiyai pol oru deivamillai from Annaiyin Aanai by T. M. Soundararajan
Ethanai selvangal vandhaalume from Thaayin Madiyil by T. M. Soundararajan
Sabash Thambi Un kolgaiyai Potrukiren from Sabash Thambi by T. M. Soundararajan
Kannil Vanthu Minnal Pol from Nadodi Mannan by T. M. Soundararajan & Jikki

Music Director
Tamil Films;
Manonmani (with G. Ramanathan) (1942)
Sri Murugan (with S. V. Venkatraman) (1946)
Valmiki (with S. V. Venkatraman) (1946)
Kanjan (1947)
Rajakumari (1947)
Kuntalakesi (with G. Ramanathan) (1947)
Kannika (1947)
Abhimanyu (with C. R. Subburaman) (1948)
Mohini (with C. R. Subburaman) (1948)
Kanniyin Kaadhali (with C. R. Subburaman) (1949)
Velaikkaari (with C. R. Subburaman) (1949)
Ezhai Padum Padu (1950)
Krishna Vijayam (with C. S. Jayaraman) (1950)
Dhikambara Saamiyaar (with G. Ramanathan) (1950)
Marma Yogi (with C. R. Subburaman) (1951)
Kanchana (1952)
Ponni (1953)
Malaikkallan (1954)
Vazhvile Oru Nal (with C. N. Pandurangan & T. G. Lingappa) (1956)
Nadodi Mannan (with N. S. Balakrishnan) (1958)
Annaiyin Aanai (1958)
Thirumanam (with T. G. Lingappa) (1958)
Mangalya Baghyam (with T. G. Lingappa & G. Ramanathan) (1958)
Maragatham (1959)
Adhisaya Penn (1959)
Nalla Theerppu (1959)
Thirudaadhe (1961)
Konjum Salangai (1962)
Kalyaaniyin Kanavan (1963)
Aayiram Kaalathu Payir (1963)
Thaayin Madiyil (1964)
Panthayam (1965)
Aasai Mugam (1965)
Naam Moovar (1966)
Uyir Mel Aasai (1967)
Shabash Thambi (1967)
Raja Veettu Pillai (1967)
Sundara Moorthi Nayanaar (1967)
Mutthuchippi (1968)
Naalum Therindhavan (1968)
Panakkaara Pillai (1968)
Aindhu Latcham (1969)
Mannippu (1969)
Thalaivan (1970)
Sinegidhi (1970)
Vairaakkiyam (1970)
Thanga Gopuram (1971)
Therottam (1971)
Badhilukku Badhil (1972)
Jakkamma (1972)
Hotel Sorkkam (1975)
Kula Gowravam (1976)
Kaviraaja Kaalamegam (1978)
Pennai Vaazha Vidungal
Aalai Kandu Mayangathey
Ilangeswaran
Telugu Films:
Vimala
Aggi Ramudu
Beedala Patlu
Muripimche Muvvalu
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