R Ajay Gnanamuthu was born on September 15th 1988 in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu in India. He is a screenwriter and a director, who work in the Kollywood Industry. Gnanamuthu was brought up in Bangalore. He went to Bangalore’s St. John’s High School. After schoolling, he pursued Visual Communications from Loyola College in Chennai. Ajay developed an interest in filmmaking while he was in Loyola. He made several short films while he was in college. With his Visual Communications course, he simultaneously pursued a diploma in Digital Filmmaking from School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Institute, Chennai.

In 2010, he participated in the season 1 of the show “Naalaya Iyakunar”. It was a short film making contest. He managed to be among the top finalists of the show. After his stint in the reality show, he began his career as an assistant director. He worked under acclaimed film director and producer A R Murugadoss in the movies “ Thuppakki”, and “7aum Arivu”. 7aum Arivu (meaning “Seventh Sense” in English) was a sci-fi cum martial arts movie, which was directed and written by Murugadoss. The movie released in 2011 and had ‘ Shruti Haasan’ and Tamil Superstar ‘ Suriya Sivakumar’ playing the lead characters. The story revolved around the life of Bodhidharma (played by Suriya). The movie garnered a mixed response from the critics and the audiences. It made good numbers at the box office. Thuppakki (meaning “The Gun” in English) was made in the year 2012, which was an action-based film. Murugadoss again wrote and directed the flick. ‘ Kajal Aggarwal’ and Ilayathalapathy ‘ Vijay’ played the leads. Vijay played the role of an Army officer, and Kajal played the role of Nisha, Jagadish’s (Vijay) ladylove and a boxer. The film was caught in a controversy after its release when Islamic groups protested against the alleged portrayal of Muslims as traitors and terrorists. The movie was appreciated for its unique storyline and garnered huge box office collections. It was nominated in many Award shows.

After assisting Murugadoss, Ajay decided it is high-time to go solo. His first film as an independent director was “ Demonte Colony. Ajay came up with this movie in 2015. It was a horror flick. He cast ‘ Arulnithi’ to play the protagonist Srinivasan. The movie was set in a fictional colony named Demonte Colony in Chennai. Made within a budget of INR 2 crores, the movie collected INR 27 crores, hence became a Box-Office hit. The critics also appreciated the film for its refreshing and gripping storyline. It was nominated for the SIIMA Award in the Best Film category.

R Kannan

R. Kannan was born on 21st July 1971. His birth name is Rajmohan. He is professionally a filmmaker and also writes a screenplay for movies. Before becoming a successful director, he became an assistant director under 'Manobala'. He later joined 'Mani Ratnam' while he directed films 'Kannathil Muthamittal', 'Guru', etc. In 2008, 'Jayamkondaan' released the story is about Jayamkondaan, who is an I.T. professional who is involved with her step sister in a relationship. The concept of the flick was different, and it received great reviews from the people and the critics appreciated the work of Kannan. Kannan second venture 'Kanden Kadhalai' which is a remake of the Bollywood flick, 'Jab We Met' released in 2007 and 'Shahid Kapoor' and 'Kareena Kapoor Khan' were in the lead role for it. 'Imtiaz Ali' directed the movie, and it broke many records and set up a new bar for the romcom films in Bollywood. The lead roles offered to 'Bharath' and 'Tamannaah Bhatia', they accepted it without a second thought. Bharath played the role of Shakthi, and the story focuses on his life. His father recently died, and he takes over the position of MD in the company. His firm is suffering from a loss; his girlfriend left him, and his mother is planning her wedding soon after the demise of her husband. He is over life and is irritated. One day he leaves his office and boards a train where he meets Anjali, a bold, talkative character who is a chatterbox and bothers Shakthi for no reason. At midnight, he plans to jump off the train, but 'Anjali' interrupts him. He becomes more and more annoyed by her botheration; he leaves the train but she follows him through, and they both miss their train. They both hire a taxi to reach to the next station where Anjali can board her train. Again Anjali misses the train because of her stupidity. She makes him drop her to Theni. Shakthi likes Anjali but doesn’t convey his feelings. Meanwhile, she runs from her house to meet his lover, but he rejects her. She disappears and her family members catch Shakthi and ask him to return them Anjali. He tries to find out the whereabouts of her and soon finds her and returns to her family with Anjali. They fall for each other and get married. Kannan made 'Settai', a remake of the Bollywood flick, 'Delhi Belly'. In 2009, 'R. Kannan' married Madhanaa and since then they are together. His son name is Arjun and daughter name is Laya.

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