Komal Swaminathan is a Tamil Theater personality, and his work is commendable and highly appreciated among the people in the industry. During his earlier days, he was a congressional activist and later become a theater personality, journalist, and film director. He was born on 27th January 1935 at Karaikudi, Thanjavur district, in Tamil Nadu, India and died on October 1995 in Chennai located in Tamilnadu, India.
He did his schooling from S.V. Sahasranamam, and there he learned how to work as a playwriter and some stage techniques. In the year 1971, he created Stage Friends.
In Tamil stage, he acted as a dramatist and produced many remarkable shows. He in 1980 directed Thanneer Thanneer which brought him into the limelight, and also people appreciated his play. Mr. Komal Swaminathan also directed, staged, and scripted this play along with his Stage Friends. It got him so much recognition that the show staged for more than 250 times. The show revolves around the reality of water shortage in the rural areas, and the reason behind it was bureaucracy and laid back attitude of bureaucrats and politicians. It later became a film under the banner of K. Balachander in the year 1981 and later also received National Award and then International Acclaim. Mr. Komal Swaminathan has worked in total thirty-three plays.
Then he directed a motion picture called Oru Indhiya Kanavu aka An Indian Dream. In the year 1984, Mr. Komal received the title Best Regional Film under National Film Award. He also became the editor of a magazine called Subhamangala that was a Socio-Cultural, Literary Tamil monthly magazine. He received many recognition and awards during his lifetime, one such being Kalaimaamani award. He died in the year 1995. He was a part of many plays and later became a screenwriter. He received a lot of appreciation for the efforts he puts in while working.
He directed two movies during his lifetime, and these were Oru Indhiya Kanavu produced by T. P. Varadarajan and Vijayalakshmi Desikan. It was a critically acclaimed motion picture and received many awards. The total budget of the movie was $150,000,000. It starred actors namely
, Lalitha, and Vathiyar Raman. The other film was Anal Katru released in the year 1983. The producer of the motion picture was Ramamurthy for Cine Friends and it had actors namely
, Raveendran, and Rajesh in the major roles. The story was the adoption of Swaminathan's play Swarga Bhoomi.