Films that got SP Balasubrahmanyam National Awards
After 51 days of battling COVID-19 and other ailments, the singer is no more but he has left many legacies, many records behind him. Asianet Newsable lists films that won him National Awards.
The film is a musical drama and became a hit and won four National Awards. The film was directed by K Vishwanath and produced by Edida Nageshwara Rao and KM Mahadevan composed th music. In the best playback singer category, SP Balasubrahmanyan and Vani Jayarama both bagged National Awards. This was the first for SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Ek Duje Ke Liye -1981
The 1981 romantic tragedy featuring Kamal Haasan also created waves and songs of Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubramanyam still haunts fans. SPB who was not the first choice for musicians Laxmikant-Pyarelal just proved them wrong and he won his second National Award
Sagara Sangamam - 1983
The dance drama featuring Kamal Haasan again put SBP on the National Awards list. What's notable in the film is the association of music maestro Ilayaraja and SPB.
The combination of director Vishwanath and producer Edida Nageshwar Rao again worked as the film topped the box office.
Starring Megastar Chiranjeevi and Shobhana, this musical drama also created magic. The combination of K Balachander, music composer Ilayaraja and SP Balasubrahmanyam got recognition at the National Awards. The director, music composer and singer all received awards This was the third award for SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Maine Pyar Kiya - 1989
This film became the pulse of youth then and a triggering factor for many to fall in love in college days. The face of Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, and the voice of Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubrahmnayam are a perfect combination for teenage love.
With the Dil Deewana song, SPB not only bagged his fourth National Award but also became the voice for Salman Khan in 1990's.
Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai-1995
This Kannada film made SPB try Hindustani, which he and his musician friend Hamsalekha did not have experience with previously. But they attempted it and it worked. The film is based on the life of Guru Panchakshara Gwai, a visually impaired person who went on to make some fine Hindustani music. The song Umandu Ghamandu won the National Award
Minsara Kanavu - 1997
The musical love story by director Rajiv Menon involving Aravind Swamy, Prabhudeva and Kajol became a smashing hit and Rahman's music was the highlight. The composer's instinct to make SPB sing this "Thanga Thamarai" song helped win the National Award.
SPB has once admitted that Rahman narrated the essence of the lyrics and said the song is to be sung with much feeling of a lover smitten and intoxicated with love and he sang for him. SPB said he just imitated Rahman and won the award.