He is an Indian art and film production designer. He is famous for his works in Malayalam, Telugu, and Hindi Cinema. His work in ‘Angadi Theru’, ‘Pazhassi Raja’ and ‘ Nanban’ was highly appreciated and critically acclaimed. In his career, he has contributed in more than 43 movies and 185 commercials. He has been awarded the ‘best art director’ award for his creative works. He was born to N. Thangavel and T. Muthulakshmi in Coimbatore. He was raised in Coimbatore along with his two younger sisters and an elder brother. He graduated with the degree of B. Sc Visual communication from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai in 1991.

After graduating, he started assisting Sabu Cyril. After that he started getting offers from many production companies for set design. He first came into limelight with the Malayalam film ‘ Guru’ directed by Rajiv Anchal for which he received the Award for Best Art Director. The film was a big commercial success as it starred two superstars of the Malayalam film industry Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi. His debut Tamil film was ‘Marumalarchi’ in which he created a whole village as a set. He says that it is important that production set should not appear as a set. It should look realer.

In one of his movies, many people couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the set. It resembled Ranganathan Street. His opinion is that they work hard in bringing a realistic look. He recalls one of his experiences which is hilarious and a very proud moment for himself. His producer went past to his designed set thinking that it was some residential colony and felt amazed when he later found out that he was standing on the set. He has also worked in many bi-lingual movies. He recalls that it is difficult while working in movies which are shot in different languages as you have to think about the mindset of the native audience.

In 2012, he got a chance to work with legendary director S. Shankar in a movie named ‘Nanban’. Following that he again teamed up with S. Shankar in 2015’s Vikram starrer ‘I’. When he heard about the script of ‘I,’ he couldn’t explain the excitement. He says that you couldn’t ask for a better script to show your credentials as an art director. He believes that the design and making for the sets of songs of ‘I’ was no less than a Herculean task.

S S Murthy

S S Murthy is an Art Director in Tamil (Kollywood) Industry. He was born in a southern part of India and lived a while there. Then he was brought up in Chennai, India and is also currently living there. He always liked doing visual style and images for the magazines, movie, product packaging, and newspaper. He got a masters degree in Bachelor of Financial Administration from University of Madras, Chennai. After doing his Masters, he was pretty sure what he had to do with his life and decided to pursue his career as an Art Director. During his initial days, he worked in many Graphics Limited company. He designed many visual images and style for them and posted on various social media websites. He gained experience from there, and that also resulted in enhancing his capabilities. After gaining the experience from the graphic company, he decided to work as an independent Art Director. He has done five movies as an Art Director. The first film he did was Kirumi released on 24th September 2014. The director was Anucharan and produced by K. Jayaram, M. Jayaraman, L. Prithiviraj, and S. Rajendran. It is the Tamil- Indian drama film, and people appreciated this motion picture very much. The second movie in which he was an Art Director was Miruthan released on 19th February 2016. It was a science thriller film and the director named Shakti Soundar Rajan. The producer and the production company were S. Michael Rayappan and Global Infotainment. The graphic effects of the motion picture were highly received. Also in 2016, he did other film called Metro released on 24th June 2016. This motion picture was directed by Ananda Krishnan and the producer was Sathesh. The movie got dubbed in Telugu and remade in Kannada with the name Siliconn City. He was a part of other motion picture as an Art Director in September 2016 called Aandavan Kattalai directed and produced by M. Manikandan and G. N. Anbu Chezhiyan. It was a satirical film in the Tamil language. He also signed for some upcoming pictures and one of them was Vizhithiru which is to be released on 2017 and directed by Meera Kathiravan and edited by N. B Srikanth and Praveen K. L. He is also working with many upcoming films as an art director in Tamil industry.

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S S Murthy Tamil Actor