P Madan is an Indian film producer, who established the production banner, Escape Artists Motion Pictures. In 2010, he was debuted as a producer in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s musical romantic drama film, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa. The following year, he has produced the critically acclaimed Tamil mystery dramedy film, Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai, which was screened at the 2011 Toronto International film Festival and bagged a National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Though this film was a hit, P Madan considered his next film, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013), as his major breakthrough and a turning point in his film career.

Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga earned positive reviews from the critics and audiences. It also completed 100 days in several theaters in Tamil Nadu and had a Kannada remake entitled Katte. Also in 2013, he has produced two more films entitled Desingu Raja and the romantic comedy film, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, which turned out to be a blockbuster hit. In 2014, he collaborated with Sivakarthikeyan in the romantic comedy film, Maan Karate. The film opened to a positive response on its first day but saw a huge drop in its second and third day. However, it beats Jill and Veeram on its opening day in Chennai. In the same year, he produced Prabhu Solomon’s critically acclaimed romance film, Kayal.

In 2015, P Madan has produced and distributed films like Kaaki Sattai, Paayum Puli, Kirumi, Thoongavanam, and Pasanga 2: Haiku. In the year 2016, he produced Rajasekhar’s Mapla Singam and R.S. Durai Senthilkumar’s box-office political action thriller film, Kodi, which features Dhanush and Trisha in the lead roles. This 2017, P Madan is working on the upcoming films Mannar Vagera, Nenjam Marappathillai, and Enai Noki Paayum Thota. He is also working on Gautham Menon’s action spy thriller film, Dhruva Natchathiram, which is slated to release in 2018.

P T Selvakumar Tamil Actor

P T Selvakumar

P.T. Selvakumar serves the Tamil film industry as a director, producer, and a press relation officer.Selvakumar had no ambition of being a film director specifically. Instead, he used to be a journalist before getting in touch with the film directors. In his career in journalism, he got in touch with S. A Chandrasekhar, a famous film director from the Tamil industry. Chandrasekhar entrusted him as the PRO (press relation officer) of his son Vijay Chandrasekhar, an actor in the Tamil industry. In 2003, Selvakumar got into the production work and produced a Tamil film titled Banda Paramasivam, directed by T.P Gajendran. A remake of this movie was later made in Bollywood, which was titled Housefull 2, starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin Thottumkal, and several other stars. The film got unveiled in 2012. Next, Selvakumar moved to try out film direction and to start with he hired four Tamil actors which included, Nakul, Shiva, Santhanam, and Premji Amaren; he also appointed Priyamani, but till then the film did not gain any official announcement. Later the film was officially announced with entirely a new star cast which had Vinay Rai, Aravind Akash, Sathyan as actors in addition to Premji, and Raai Laxmi as the female lead, in the list. Finally after the announcement, the shooting commenced from October 2012. The script was based on the 2009 film, The Hangover, an American black comedy and the Tamil version was titled, Onbadhule Guru. It got released in March 2013. The film was reviewed poorly by the critics, but  then also the film was on the screens of about 200+ cinema houses and made a collection of about 75 lakhs in just five days. Worldwide, the film made a collection of about 1.5 crores. The critics also commented on its story line stating that it had been just a mixing of comic scenes with no proper construction of basic story line. Till date, Onbadhule Guru, had been the only movie directed by P. T. Selvakumar. But he had produced three films, all in the Tamil industry. He had financed T.P Gajendran’s Banda Paramasivam; he also produced Chimbu Deven’s Puli, which had a star cast composed of Vijay, Sridevi, Shruti Haasan, and Hansika Motwani, in 2015, and this film received optimistic views from its audience. The latest of the lot which he had produced was Ramprakash Rayappa’s Pokkiri Raja, which got released in 2016.

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