K. S. Ravikumar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Malayalam film actor, see Ravikumar (actor).
K. S. Ravikumar
KS Ravikumar (cropped).JPG
Born K. S. Ravikumar
(1958-05-30) 30 May 1958 (age 56)[1]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1990–present

K. S. Ravikumar (Tamil: கே. எஸ். ரவிகுமார்; born 30 May 1958) is an Indian film director and actor, primarily working in Tamil cinema. In a career spanning around 25 years, he has directed some of the most recognisable and well-known Tamil films of all time and is one of the most popular filmmakers in Kollywood. He has directed numerous films ranging from comedy and drama to action thrillers. His film Dasavathaaram (2008) went on to gross $16 million worldwide in the first four weeks and eventually became one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.[2][3][4] Ravikumar began his career as an assistant to director Bharathi Raja and subsequently directed his first film Puriyaadha Pudhir (1990). One fact that adds to his popularity is that he makes a guest appearance in any film he directs.

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Movie Cast Guest role Language Script writer Notes
1990 Puriyaadha Pudhir Rahman, Rekha, Sarath Kumar, Raghuvaran, Sithara, Anand Babu Cellmate Tamil Super Hit
Remake of Kannada film Tarka
1991 Cheran Pandiyan Sarath Kumar, Vijayakumar, Anand Babu, Sreeja, Chitra Villain Tamil Erode Sounder Super Hit
Remade in Telugu as Balaramakrishnulu
Agraham Rajasekhar, Amala Telugu
Putham Pudhu Payanam Anand Babu, Chitra, Vivek, Chinni Jayanth, Kannan Sivalingam Tamil Erode Sounder
1992 Oor Mariyadhai Sarath Kumar, Sasikala Rakappan Tamil R. N. Kumaresan
Pondatti Rajyam Saravanan, Ranjitha, Chitra Neighbour Tamil Agathiyan
1993 Suriyan Chandiran Anand Babu, Keerthana, Saravanan Villain Tamil
Band Master Sarath Kumar, Heera, Ranjitha Villain Tamil
Purusha Lakshanam Jayaram, Kushboo Photographer Tamil P. Vasu
1994 Sakthivel Selva, Kanaka, Vijayakumar Sangili Murugan Tamil
Nattamai Sarath Kumar, Meena, Kushboo, Sanghavi, Raja Raveendar Villager Tamil Erode Sounder Blockbuster
Remade in Telugu as Peddarayudu
Remade in Hindi as Bulandi
Remade in Kannada as Simhadriya Simha
1995 Muthukulikka Vaariyala Vignesh, Sanghavi Army officer Tamil Chandrakumar
Periya Kudumbam Prabhu, Kanaka, Vineetha Financial partner Tamil
Muthu Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu, Subhashri Landlord in Kerala Tamil Priyadarshan Blockbuster
jmnRemake of Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombathu
Dubbed in Telugu as Muthu
Dubbed in Hindi as Muthu Maharaja
1996 Parambarai Prabhu, Roja, Goundamani Cameo appearance Tamil Erode Sounder
Avvai Shanmugi Kamal Haasan, Meena, Heera Market man Tamil Crazy Mohan Blockbuster
Dubbed in Telugu as Bhamane Sathyabhamane
1997 Dharma Chakkaram Vijayakanth, Rambha, Deepti Bhatnagar Cameo appearance Tamil
Pistha Karthik, Nagma Guitarist Tamil M. A. Kennedy Super Hit
1998 Kondattam Arjun, Simran, Mantra Photographer Tamil
Natpukkaga Sarath Kumar, Simran, Vijayakumar Limping priest Tamil Jyothi Krishna Super Hit
1999 Sneham Kosam Chiranjeevi, Meena, Prakash Raj Telugu Super Hit
Remake of Natpukkaga
Padayappa Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Soundarya, Ramya Krishnan, Abbas, Preetha Vijayakumar Cameo appearance Tamil All Time Blockbuster
Dubbed in Telugu as Narasimha
Suyamvaram Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Karthik, Prabhu Deva Tamil Giridharlal Nagpal
Minsara Kanna Vijay, Monicka, Rambha, Kushboo Art buyer Tamil M. A. Kennedy
Paattali Sarath Kumar, Ramya Krishnan, Devayani Tamil Chinni Krishna
2000 Thenali Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Devayani, Jayaram Cameo appearance Tamil Crazy Mohan Blockbuster
2001 Bava Nachadu Nagarjuna, Simran, Reema Sen Cameo appearance Telugu Janardhan Maharishi Dubbed in Tamil as Hello Mama
Samudhiram Sarath Kumar, Murali, Manoj Bharathiraja, Kaveri, Abhirami, Sindhu Menon Cameo appearance Tamil Erode Sounder Remade in Telugu as Siva Rama Raju
2002 Panchathantiram Kamal Haasan, Simran, Jayaram, Ramesh Aravind, Sriman, Yugi Sethu Flight captain Tamil Kamal Haasan Super Hit
Villain Ajith Kumar, Meena, Kiran, Cameo appearance Tamil Yugi Sethu Blockbuster
2003 Paarai Sarath Kumar, Meena, Ramya Krishnan, Jayaram Cameo appearance Tamil A. K. Lohithadas Remake of Malayalam film Mahayanam
2003 Villain Rajasekhar Telugu
2004 Aethiree R. Madhavan, Sadha, Kanika, Rahman Bachelor Tamil Kamaleshkumar Remade in Telugu as State Rowdy
2006 Saravana Silambarasan, Jyothika, Prakash Raj Train passenger Tamil Boyapati Srinu Remake of Bhadra
Varalaru Ajith Kumar, Asin, Kanika Family doctor Tamil Blockbuster
Vijay Award for Best Director
Remade in Kannada as Godfather
2008 Dasavathaaram Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Jayaprada Cameo appearance Tamil Kamal Haasan Blockbuster
ITFA Best Director Award
Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Director Award
Dubbed in Hindi as Dashavtar
Dubbed in Telugu as Dasavatharam
2009 Aadhavan Suriya, Nayantara New servant Tamil Ramesh Khanna Hit
Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Film
Nominated, Vijay Award for Favourite Director
Dubbed in Telugu as Ghatikudu
Dubbed in Hindi as Dildaar The Arya
2010 Jaggubhai Sarath Kumar, Shriya Saran, Srisha, Goundamani Airport supervisor Tamil Kamaleshkumar
Manmadhan Ambu Kamal Haasan, Trisha Krishnan, R. Madhavan Cameo appearance Tamil Kamal Haasan Dubbed in Telugu as Manmadha Baanam
2013 Policegiri Sanjay Dutt, Prachi Desai Hindi Hari Remake of Saamy
2014 Lingaa Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka Shetty Police Tamil Pon Kumaran

As producer[edit]

As writer only[edit]

  • Balaramakrishnulu (1992) (original screenplay only)
  • Pedarayudu (1995)(original screenplay only)
  • Bulandi (2000)(original screenplay only)
  • Simhadriya Simha (2002)(original screenplay only)
  • Siva Rama Raju (2002)(original screenplay only)
  • State Rowdy (2004)(original screenplay only)
  • Godfather (2012)(original screenplay only)
  • Kochadaiyaan (2013)(story, screenplay, dialogue also)

As actor[edit]

Assistants[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Actors Rajinikanth Kamal Haasan Ajith kumar Vijay Suriya Sarath Kumar Madhavan Meena Simran Ramya Krishnan Anand Babu Jayaram Ilaiyaraaja A. R. Rahman Deva Kanal Kannan
No. of associations
5
5
2
1
1
10
2
7
4
4
4
4
2
5
8
16

References[edit]

External links[edit]