Badri (Badri Narayan Ranganathan) is an Indian screenwriter and director who mostly works in the Tamil film industry. He started with working in the television industry with a show on Sun TV called Iniya Iru Malargal. He also worked on films like Veerappu (a remake of a Mohanlal's Malayalam blockbuster hit- Spadikam) starring Sundar C., Prakash Raj, Gopika, Vivek, Santhanam, Anju, Santhoshini, and Tejashree. Since then he has indeed come a long way. His godfather/friend in this industry has always been Sundar C. (an actor, film director, and a producer).

Vinayaga Sundara Vadivel Chidambaram Pillai has worked with Badri for almost ten years now and helped him by setting him up as an assistant director in the beginning. He also helped Badri in making Ainthaam Padai (a Tamil language movie produced by Sundar's wife) which starred Sundar C., Simran Bagga, Nassar, Aditi Choudhary, Vivek, and Devayani. The film got negative reviews and almost ended up in trouble for lifting scenes from different movies such as Devasuram (a Malayalam film). Similarly, Badri wrote the script for Kalakalappu (Sundar C.’s directorial venture).

Badri's biggest hit remains the remake of K. Balachander’s Thillu Mullu, starring Rajnikanth, which itself is the remake of the 1979 hit film "Golmaal.” The movie was not a direct remake as Badri changed the script a lot to make it more relatable to the younger generation. The movie was released on 24th August 2013. The movie was shot mostly in the Middle Eastern areas such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The film got positive reviews, especially the song "Raagangal Pathinaru," which got high appraisals. Soon after he directed a movie called "Thambikku Endha Ooru" but it got negative reviews and was a big failure in Bardi's career. Badri's latest works include a movie called " Aadama Jaichomada" (a Tamil comedy) starring Karunakaran, Bobby Simha, and Vijayalakshmi.

The movie was directed and written by him. The movie was acknowledged as a hit. In 2015, he wrote and directed two movies- " At Once" (romance) and "Kshatriya" (action/drama). In an interview, when asked about his inspirations, he answered that his movies try to show the story from the perspective of the public/common man. He gets inspiration from all sort of places and people. For example, he got the idea of Aadama Jaichomada from an advertisement about match betting while watching a game of cricket. He is currently working on a movie called Sangamithra (a historical film) starring Jayam Ravi, Arya, and Shruti Hassan. The great music maestro A.R. Rahman will be composing the music for the movie. It is said to be the most expensive movie ever created after Bahubali.

CJ Baskar Tamil Actor

CJ Baskar

C J Baskar is a screenwriter and a Tamil director. C J Baskar is the man who has changed the trend of Tamil TV through his show named “Chithi.” The serial was very much appreciated by the audiences and became popular. C J Baskar has also made a show named “Savithri” which has completed its 175+ episodes. It is a story about a young girl who becomes an actress. Between the girl and her father, there is a small misunderstanding. The girl gets married to an old man at a very young age. The girl leaves his husband because she disliked the marriage. After that, she becomes an actress, but her past comes into his life to torture her. The crux of the story is that it explains the problems and hardships of the girl. Ravi Kumar, Sanghavi, Ajay Ratnam, and many others were there in the show. It was appreciated by the audiences and was a hit show. C J Baskar started his career with the support of R C Shakthi and K Balachandar. C J Baskar’s father name was “Jambu” who was a director and directed the film named “Naam Naadu” which was a big hit. The Hindi version of the movie was made with the name of “Apna Desh.” In a serial named “Kaiyalavu Manasu,” directed by K Balachandar, C J Baskar was an associate director. C J Baskar has also worked in a serial named “Sorna Regai.” He has also worked with a director named Naga. C J Baskar has directed around 2300+ episodes in his career, and he has no intention of slowing down and want to work more and more. His serial named “Chithi” was a big hit. He never thought of this much appreciation. Earlier, an actress named “Suhasini” was selected to play the lead role in the serial. Later on, in the end, it was decided that Radhika would be in the lead role, and C J Baskar would direct and write the serial. Along with Radhika in a female lead, an actor named “Siva Kumar” was there in the serial in the male lead. Siva Kumar is a senior to C J Baskar and has encouraged him a lot. It was Siva Kumar’s prediction that C J Baskar would be a successful director. Currently, C J Baskar is working on many projects, and will soon come with some big hits.