Prabhu Solomon is a Tamil Director, writer and producer. He shot to fame with the film Mynaa (2010), a Romantic Tragedy. Prabhu made his debut in 1999 with Kannodu Kanbathellam and did not have a very successful career until Mynaa happened in 2010.
He was born on 7 May 1969 in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. He completed his education at St. Paul’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School and got his Masters degree from Chennai in English Literature. The only access to movies for him in his early days was the only cinema in the town.
Prabhu started his career in 1991 as a stunt double and junior artist and he continued it for three years. It was his strategy to be associated with the film industry. His first project as the stunt double was in 1994 when he became stunt double for
Sarath Kumar in Namma Annachi. He was waiting for an opportunity like this. Getting recognized and making contacts was accomplished when he met Sundar C on the sets of Namma Annachi. Sundar C was the assistant director of the film back then. Prabhu worked in many of Sundar’s movies
He became an assistant director for Sundar’s film, Murai Maman (1995) and later worked in the award winning movie Kadhal Kottai (1996) and worked with Agathiyan. His first film as a director commenced when he got associated with Anbalaya Films Production House. He completed Murai Mappillai and for his film Kannodu Kanbathellam he cast Raghuvaran and Bhanupriya in the lead roles.
For his next movie, he had a cast ensemble of
Sonali Bendre, Suchindra and Arjun. This film received a good response. His other two releases Urise (2001), the Kannada film and remake of
Bharathi Kannamma did not do any business at box office and were flops. He had tasted failures quite often over the period.
Mynaa, the romantic film set in the background of Kuranagani of Theni District in Tamil Nadu, brought him back to the limelight. His next flick was Kumki. It was the debut film for
Vikram Prabhu, son of actor Prabhu and Grandson of actor Sivaji Ganesan.
After a break, he came back with a bang with the movie set in the backdrop of 2004 Tsunami incidents. He collected real life stories and assembled them in his script. Kayal did great and was critically acclaimed. He had worked very hard on the scenes that were shot underwater. It is the costliest film in his production so far.