Ramana Madhesh

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R. Madhesh
Occupation Director, Producer

Rathnappa Madhesh (also known as R. Madhesh) is an Indian-born Tamil film director. He was responsible for directing Vijayakanth's 150th film, Arasangam, in 2008.[1]


He entered the industry along with director Shankar and working with him since his first film 'Gentleman'. While working on films like 'Gentleman', 'Kadhalan' and 'Jeans', He was exposed to production and direction, which had helped him establish himself as a successful producer. He not only co-produced 'Mudhalvan' starring Arjun but also co-directed the movie along with Shankar.

His experience while working in 'Jeans' (directed by Shankar) helped him venture into production with courage. He also got the opportunity to tour many countries to choose the locations for 'Jeans'. His involvement in the area of film production enabled him to learn the difficulties a producer faced.

Madhesh, who had distributed many movies including successful ones like 'Thulluvatho Illamai' till the Ajith-starrer 'Villain'.[2]

He produced Prashanth's Chocolate under his banner 'Movie Magic'. He directed Vijay's Madurey which was a blockbuster and Arasangam which was 150th film of Vijayakanth.


As director[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2004 Jai Prashanth, Anshu Ambani
Madhurey Vijay, Sonia Agarwal, Rakshitha, Tejashree
2008 Arasangam Vijayakanth, Navaneet Kaur, Sheryl Pinto, Biju Menon
2012 Mirattal Vinay Rai, Sharmila Mandre, Prabhu, Santhanam Released on 2nd Aug, 2012

As producer[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
1999 Mudhalvan Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran
2001 Chocolate Prashanth, Jaya Re, Mumtaj
2004 Madhurey Vijay, Sonia Agarwal, Rakshitha, Tejashree Also Director

As Creative Director[edit]





2014 Kochadaiiyaan Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, R. Sarathkumar, Shobana, Aadhi, Jackie Shroff, Nassar


  1. ^ Elayadathusseril, Gloria (13 December 2007). "Vijaykanth and his crew take to the GTA for the Tamil film Arasangam". Toronto Star. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
  2. ^ http://archives.chennaionline.com/interviews/ma.asp

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