Sai Gokul Ramanath is a writer and a director well-known for his work in the Tamil film industry. He was born in Chennai, India. He completed his schooling from his home-town and for his college, he moved to Vellore. While he was in school, he used to be quite a silent kid and used to study.

He was not a sports enthusiast ever. Sai Gokul Ramanath had a keen interest in writing and photography. He used to travel places to click pictures. He also wrote poems and articles for kid’s magazine of his school as well as newspapers. He had submitted various articles and had won a prize for creative writing at his school. He used to take part in competitions such as article writing and many others, and won many of those during his school time.

When he completed his schooling, he decided to pursue his further studies at Vellore. While he was in his college, he managed to get into Cinematography club of his college, and alongside he was in the Photography club also. While he was in these clubs, he learned various things related to direction, videography, and others. He also directed many short films. At his college, he used to write stories for short films and direct them as well.

He used to take help from his friends at theatre club, who used to play roles in his short films. Sai Gokul Ramanath used to take parts in competitions held at the college level. He used to enter his work in these competitions. He has won various prizes for his direction, because of which, he was admired by his team members. While he was still in college, he got offers from local magazine to submit stories for their magazines. After completing his college, he decided to start his career in film industry, so after a lot of struggle, he got a chance to work as an assistant director for KV Anand, in the movie named Ayan.

This movie proved to be a big break for him. After Ayan, he got various offer to work as an assistant director from many prominent directors of Tamil Film Industry. He worked as an assistant director for the movies “KO,” and “ Maattrraan.” After gaining all the required experience, he decided to direct his first movie. In 2016, he directed “ Vaaliba Raja,” a romantic comedy Tamil movie, starring Santhanam, Sethu, Vishakha Singh, and others.

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Guna

Guna is a popular stage name for Durai Guna. He is an Indian Writer who predominantly works in the Tamil Cinema aka Tamil Film Industry. He was brought up in the state Tamil Nadu. He belongs to a small region called Kulanthiranpatti in the Pudukottai district of the state. Durai is originally from a small village in Tamil Nadu, he was thrown out of his village for writing a book which allegedly had false information. Guna has faced a lot of discrimination against him as he is a Dalit. Even in the 21st century, some orthodox citizens of Tamil Nadu believe in the caste system and deny the freedom of speech to the so-called backward classes. Guna is married to a woman named Kokila who belongs to the same caste. In the year 2014, Guna was subjected to a social boycott. This was due to a book he had written on caste-based discrimination. The book was called Ooorar Varaintha Oviyam. The book talks about the plight of the Scheduled Caste and the atrocities against them in India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Due to his openness about his caste and his fight against discrimination, Guna has often been subjected to racism and false rumors causing unrest. His family was also thrown out of his village. After 2 years, when he returned to celebrate Diwali in his hometown, he was beaten up and assaulted. This was despite the High Court gave protection to the family. Guna caught the attention of the audiences and India’s top notch tabloids when he was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police on the 10th of June in the year 2016. He was arrested along with Karthikeyan on the basis of a FIR filed by T Sivanandham. He was accused of assault on the victim over an unpaid loan. However, the case took an interesting turn when the so-called victim claimed that he had never filed a FIR in the first place. He also stated that the allegations against Guna were false and he was innocent. The police were accused of arresting Guna on false claims as Guna raised his voice against another police officer from a dominant caste. The police had filed multiple cases against him and hence even after being guilty, he had to spend 15 days in Judicial Custody. In the book fair of 2017 in the city of Chennai, writers staged a protest against the arrest.

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Jayakanthan

Jayakanthan was born on 24th April 1934 in the Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. He is famously known by the name, JK. He was an Indian writer, whose famous compositions include, Rishimoolam, Once an Actress, Birammopadhesam, etc. He belonged to a family of agriculturists from Manjakuppam town of Cuddalore city. He was raised there by his mother and uncles, who were involved in politics. He was married to his maternal cousin, and the couple together had three children (one son and two daughters). He left school after the 5th grade and showed his interest towards politics. At the age of 12, he took a major decision and took a journey to Chennai. Here at Chennai, he did many low-profile jobs and eventually after working for few years, he ended up becoming a compositor of the CPI’s printing press. It was here at CPI that the party leaders, including Baladandayutham, S. Ramakrishnan, and P. Jeevanandham, encouraged him to write. In his early 20s, he was the writer of the pro-communist magazine.  His works were also printed in the Janasakthi newspaper, and he also wrote columns for several magazines in Madras, including Sarasvathi, Thamarai, Manithan, and Samaran. JK’s early works are mostly based on the plight and discrimination faced by the people of slums. He was a great admirer of Indira Gandhi (ex-Prime Minister of India) and her works. He supported “Nehruvian Socialism”. He left CPI in 1957 and joined the Tamil Desiyak Katchi and later in 1965, joined the Indian National Congress. He was totally against the LTTE organization of Sri Lanka and condemned its activities openly and called it a fascist organization. JK published his first novel, “Vazhkkai Azhaikkiradhu “in 1957. The novel was about the plight and sufferings of a low-class family. He has written forty novels in total. His last publication was the “Innum Oru Pennin Kadhai” in 1986. JK directed and wrote the script of the movie, “Unnaipol Oruvan” 1965. He has also written almost two hundred short stories which have fetched him various awards. He is the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for his book titled, “Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal” in 1972. In 1978, he also won the Soviet Land Nehru Award for his achievements in his political career. He was also honoured the Jnanpith Award in 2002. In 2009, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award by the then Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Patil.  He breathed his last on 8 April 2015.

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