Subramaniam Siva is an Indian film director, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He was debuted as a director in the runaway blockbuster romantic comedy film Thiruda Thirudi in 2003. The film stars Dhanush and Chaya Singh in the lead roles. Due to the success of the film, the Telugu version was later remade and was entitled Donga Dongadi (2004), but this time, Manoj Manchu and Sadha played the main lead roles. In 2007, he directed the Tamil film, Pori, which stars Jiva, opposite Pooja in the lead roles. Though the film earned negative reviews from the critics, it was later declared as a box office bomb.

The very same thing happened to his directorial film, Yogi (2009); the Tamil action drama film that took two years in the making. It also garnered a poor response, but later succeeded at the box office. In 2011, Siva also wielded the megaphone in the Tamil drama film, Seedan, which marks the film debut of Unni Mukundan. Dhanush made a guest appearance in the film, while Vivek, Suhasini, and Sheela played the supporting roles. Seedan was the remake of director Ranjith’s 2002 Malayalam film, Nandanam. In 2014, he helped in the post-production of Velraj’ comedy drama film, Velaiilla Pattadhari (VIP) and penned dialogues for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Amma Kanakku (2016). This 2017, Siva confirmed his first lead role as an actor in a film based on Jayamohan’s Ulogam.

R Krishnan Tamil Actor

R Krishnan

R Krishnan is one among the acclaimed directors in Tamil Cinema during the 40s to 80s. Krishnan was born on 18th July 1909 in Chennai. He is one among the popular duo Krishnan – Panju. He started his career as a lab in charge of Kandhan Studios, which was later renamed as Pakshiraja Studios. The studio was in Coimbatore. Both Krishnan and Panju were working together for the film Araichimani alias Manuneethi Chozhan in 1942. The film was directed by PK Raja Sandow and the shooting was going in Kandhan Studios. During the shooting, Krishnan and Panju became best buddies. After watching their dedication in their work, Raja Sandow, wanted them to shine as directors. He provided them with an opportunity to direct a film in 1944. Poompavai is their first film together. After a couple of years, they directed Pankajavalli and then Paithiyakkaran. In Paithiyakkaran, former Tamilnadu CM, “M G Ramachandran” played a supporting role. The duo directed the film to help the drama troupe run by “N S Krishnan.” At that time, NSK was behind bars in the murder case of Lakshmikanthan. After he had been relieved from the case, NSK featured in the film. However, the film was produced by NSK under his home banner NSK Pictures. Krishnan – Panju duo is the proud launchers of “C N Annadurai,” the former CM of Tamilnadu. Anna made his debut as the scriptwriter for the film, Nallathambi. Besides Anna, Sivaji Ganesan and “M Karunanidhi” were also introduced by the super hit duo. They introduced Sivaji in “Parasakthi” and in the same film, Karunanidhi was introduced as the dialogue writer. Krishnan and Panju are said to be very strict. There had been a pin drop silence when they were in the sets. Krishnan and Panju directed not only Tamil films but Ten Hindi films, three Telugu films, and a Kannada film. Most of their popular films are bankrolled by AVM Productions run by AV Meiyappa Chettiyar. Krishnan’s last film was Malarum Ninaivugal in Tamil in the year 1986. Krishnan and Panju were the real King Makers of Tamil cinema. Till now, their directorial venture Parasakthi by Sivaji and Raththa Kanneer featured by MR Radha stand in the top crowning as the best films. Krishnan died in the year 1997 at his 87 years. He had a son named “K Subash.” Subash was also in the cinema field as a director and scriptwriter. Like his father, he had also worked in Tamil and Hindi films. Due to Kidney failure, Subash died in Chennai on 23rd November 2016.

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