Director Dharani, the popular South Indian director is one of those directors who contributed in making the world of south Indian cinema, a commercial movie industry that it is famed for today. He is popular for churning out massive mass entertainers that the Telugu and Tamil film audiences usually love to watch.
His first ever film though, wasn’t a regular commercial film but was the offbeat, Ethirum Pudhirum based on the life story of Veerappan, the forest brigand. A Tamil film, it starred Mammootty and was highly acclaimed. After this film, Dharani was instantly a popular director and went on to make some successful movies in Tamil as well as Telugu.
Dhill(starring Vikram), Dhool (another Vikram starrer), Kuruvi (starring Vijay and
), Osthe (a Tamil remake of Dabangg), all starring big-time stars like Silambarasan, Vikram and Vijay and all commercial films with loads of entertainment went on to become massive hits with huge openings. He’s also directed a few films in Telugu, some of them being Bangaram starring
, Veede starring Raviteja and Sreeram starring
. They all did reasonably well at the box office.
Although he started off his career in the year 1999, until very recently, Dharani has been making some really big movies. He hasn’t directed any movies since a few years after his last release in the year 2011 but will very soon make a comeback.
Dharani is an Indian cinema director. His main genre of directing in movies is action-masala films. His debut movie in which he worked as a director was Ethirum Pudhirum. Ethirum Pudhirum was based on Veerappan and his brother's death Mammootty. It was released in 1999 and was delayed because of some financial constraints. The movie was successful at the box office and won critic's hearts. Also, the movie was awarded the second place in Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film.
He next directed Vikram, Dhil in which he was made the director by the producer Purna Chandra Rao. This movie became a hit at the theatres. His next movie, Dhool, produced by M. Rathnam along Jyotika in 2003 was a blockbuster hit. His movie Kuruvi, complete 150 days at the cinema and gained positive reviews from critics. In 2011, he remade the movie Dabbang, a Hindi blockbuster film in Tamil as Osthe.