Vishal Bharadwaj is a multi-talented personality having won National Awards for different categories. He is an accomplished Bollywood film maker. But very few would have expected him to win a State Award for the music composition of a regional film. Yes, Vishal has won the 49th Kerala State Award for the Best Music Composer for the film Carbon. Carbon's director Venu is a very close friend of Vishal and when he was approached for composing, Vishal had no second thoughts and agreed immediately. This is his second film in Malayalam, the first being Daya, also from Venu. Vishal says that composing for other language makes him feel like a student again and said that he wants to do more of Malayalam film music.