Those who love the evergreen Malayalam cinema songs of the late 80s and 90s need no introduction to the genius music director Sharath. His hit movies like Kshanakkathu, Pavithram, Thacholi Varghese Chekavar, Cover Story, Sagaram Saakshi and Sindoora Rekha are proof of his vast talent. Unfortunately, this composer did not get the recognition he deserved. But he is in the limelight again, thanks to TV. He appears as a judge on a popular reality musical show.
Now he is all set to return to Malayalam film music in Thirakkatha directed by Renjith. This Prithviraj movie will feature five songs set to his music and with lyrics by Rafiq Ahmed.
Sharath, disciple of Dr. Balamuralikrishna, has a number of remarkable compositions to his credit such as 'Sudhaamantram niveditham' and 'Diwaaswapnam pozhinjupoy' from the lesser-known Malayalam movie Devadasi rendered by Unnikrishnan. 'Thaalamayanju, gaanamapoornam' and 'Sree raagamo thedunnu nee' from the Mohanlal starrer Pavithram are also memorable compositions composed by him.
Sharath's classic orchestration patterns and distinct style can be seen in compositions like 'Doore doore ende sindoora rekhayil from Sindoorarekha. He brought in elements of jazz fusion to Malayalam music with the song 'Maaleyam maarodalinju' from Thacholi Varghese Chekavar. Sharath has also composed music for the Tamil movie June R.