SUMMARYPHOTOS
R. Muththusami
1926 - 1988
58.833819241983
59% |   343  Vote(s)
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SUMMARY

NATIONAL AWARDS

1Music Director - Most Number of Films
4th Deepashika Award Ceremony 1974
 
FILMOGRAPHY


AS CREW MEMBER

1Banda Nagarayata Pemineema
Music Director
1952
2Prema Tharangaya
Music Director
1953
3Puduma Leli
Music Director
1953
4Ahankara Sthree
Music Director
1954
5Mathalan
Music Director
1955
6Ramyalatha
Music Director
1956
7Siriyalatha
Music Director
1957
8Sohoyuro
Music Director
1958
9Awishwasaya
Music Director
1959
10Purusha Rathnaya
Music Director
1959
11Gehanu Geta
Music Director
1959
12Sandeshaya
Music Director
1960
13Nalagana
Music Director
1960
14Pirimiyek Nisa
Music Director
1960
15Kurulu Bedda
Music Director
1961
16Suvinitha Lalani
Music Director
1961
17Ganthera
Music Director
1961
18Daruwa Kageda
Music Director
1961
19Suhada Divi Piduma
Music Director
1962
20Vena Svargayak Kumatada
Music Director
1963
21Udarata Manike
Music Director
1963
22Heta Pramada Vadi
Music Director
1964
23Kala Kala De Pala Pala De
Music Director
1964
24Sulalitha Sobani
Music Director
1964
25Suba Sarana Sapa Sithe
Music Director
1964
26Sasaraka Hati
Music Director
1964
27Sithaka Mahima
Music Director
1964
28Sobana Sitha
Music Director
1964
29Chandiya
Music Director
1965
30Yatagiya Dawasa
Music Director
1965
31Allapu Gedara
Music Director
1965
32Wahal Dupatha
Music Director
1968
33Ataveni Pudumaya
Music Director
1968
34Damarikayo
Music Director
1974
35Kaathirupaen Unakaaha [ Tamil ]
Music Director
1977

AS SONG CREW

1Ramyalatha
  • Vocalists - Bhumiya Matha Siyalu Sathata
1956
2Siriyalatha
  • Melody - Me Krura Lokayehi
  • Music - Me Krura Lokayehi
  • Melody - Ase Geethe Madura Jeewe
  • Music - Ase Geethe Madura Jeewe
  • Melody - Honda Kaale Yali Awe
  • Music - Honda Kaale Yali Awe
  • Melody - Andaalaa Walapilaa
  • Music - Andaalaa Walapilaa
  • Melody - Somnas Una Hade
  • Music - Somnas Una Hade
  • Melody - Hamadama Oba Mage Kiya
  • Music - Hamadama Oba Mage Kiya
  • Melody - Rupaya Saapaya Me
  • Music - Rupaya Saapaya Me
  • Melody - Aale Kala Nam
  • Music - Aale Kala Nam
  • Melody - Hari Giya Paramaarthe
  • Music - Hari Giya Paramaarthe
  • Melody - Alankaareni Sady Aganaa
  • Music - Alankaareni Sady Aganaa
1957
3Sohoyuro
  • Music - Sitha Ge Prithi Ananda Me
  • Music - Nisansalai Loke
  • Music - Adare Ambare
  • Music - Komala Prema Suda
  • Music - Yanne Koheda Ma
  • Music - Karakevi Ratha Rode Waage
  • Music - Sapatha Soya Me
  • Music - Sakunthala Ho Sakunthala
  • Music - Wasuna Dora Adare
  • Music - Raththaranin Ran Ruwa
1958
4Sandeshaya
  • Music - Kate Kiri Suwanda
  • Music - Rena Gira Rena
  • Music - Punsanda Eliyai
  • Music - Purthugreesikaraya
  • Music - Ko Hathuro
  • Music - Rajina Mamai
  • Music - Sudata Sude
1960
5Nalagana
  • Vocalists - Giluna Soka Gange
1960
6Sikuru Tharuwa
  • Music - Oru Peda Peda Kiri Muhude
  • Music - Gamana Nonimei Lokaye
  • Music - Himagira Kulu Mudune
  • Music - Kurulu Renakage Samagiya
1963
7Sasaraka Hati
  • Vocalists - Mage Desama Piayawi Inne
1964
8Sithaka Mahima
  • Vocalists - Madura Yame Suwade Same
  • Music - Nilwala Peththe
  • Music - Dekapu Gaman Nane
  • Music - Kavuda Me Loke
  • Music - Payana Punsanda
  • Music - Sithe Dukak Nathi Minisa
1964
9Wahal Dupatha
  • Music - මඳ සීත නල රැල්ල දැඟලිල්ල Ş
1968
BIOGRAPHY

Born on January 5, 1926 Muttusamy Master, as he was fondly known, composed music for more than 225 Sinhala and Tamil films in Sri Lanka. Ramaya Muttusamy hailed from the village of Nagarkovil in South India and was the only son of versatile Malayalee musician Ramaya Baghwather. Little Muttusamy who had practised on a baby violin enjoyed the rare privilege of mastering the violin at the tender age of ten.

Then R. Narayana lyer, the music director of Kadawuna Poronduwa gave the opportunity for Muttusamy to join his orchestra as the Assistant Director having recognised his talents as a violinist. Later the South Indian producer of the film had encouraged Muttusamy to visit Ceylon where his career as a music director was firmly established.

On October 20 1952 Muttusamy Master joined the state-owned Radio Ceylon's Tamil Orchestra and in 1953 he joined producer Nayagam to be in charge of his newly built Sundera Murugan Studio (Now SPM Studio) in Kandana. During this period business tycoon-cum-film producer K. Gunaratnam sought his services for the movies he produced.

In 1953 Muttusamy made his debut as a film music director with the Sinhala film Prema Tharangaya.

He received an award for the Best Music Director for the film from the South Indian Journalists' Association. This paved him the way to compose sweet stuff for hundreds of films like Puduma Leyli, Ahankara Sthree, Mathalan, Sandeshaya, Sithaka Mahima, Nalangana etc.

Among the hundreds of popular hits for which he composed music were Walpola's Honda Hondama Weya Lowa, Lankaren Malak Pipee, Jothipala's Puruthugeesikaraya, Haroon Lantra's Mage Namalee, Milton Perera's Winodawenna, Sujatha's Aadare Mandire are a few hits that comes to our mind instantly. Several South Indian and local singers have sung under Muttusamy's baton. Dharmadasa, Lata, Jothipala, Angeline, Mohideen Baig, Sujatha, GSB, Narada Dissasekera were some notable local singers while Pundit Amaradeva had also read his violin under Muttusamy Masters' direction.

In recognition of his contribution to the Sinhala cinema and music scene, the then Prime Minister, Sir John Kotelawela awarded him an honourary Ceylon citizenship in June 1956. He re-joined the Radio Ceylon in 1958 and served there till January 1981. On October 7, 1961 he married B.D.E. Neeliya Perera, who hailed from a well known Sinhalese family in Kandy and had four children, Mohanraj and three daughters, Chitrangi, Prasanna Vadhani and Keerthika. His only son Mohanraj of 'Apsaras' fame is today a talented musician like his father.

Apart from being a Carnatic music teacher, Muttusamy Master was also a singer too who rendered his voice in several Sinhala films.

Some of them like Madura Yame, Giluna Soka Gange, Mage Desama Piyawee Unne are popular even today. In commemoration of 10th death anniversary ceremony was held June 1998 at the Elphinstone Theatre where first of his songs were sung under his son Mohanraj's music direction. The master tunesmith who rendered yeoman services to the silver screen passed away peacefully on June 27, 1988 at the Sulaiman's Hospital.

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