S. P. Muthuraman

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SP. Muthuraman
Born Muthuraman
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation film director, screenwriter
Parents Rama Subbaiyaa
Visalakshi

SP. Muthuraman is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. He has directed nearly 75 films in Tamil. He was one of the most successful commercial directors in Tamil cinema.[1] Initially he worked mainly with Sivaji Ganesan, Jaishankar and Kamal Haasan.[2] In the late 1970s, his association with Rajinikanth proved to be extremely successful, as they went on work together in 25 films. Muthuraman was mainly responsible for moulding Rajini's career and turning him into a commercial star.[3] He has received two South Filmfare Awards and a Best Director award from the Tamil Nadu State Government. He was also the associate producer of the Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji.

Early life[edit]

Muthuraman was born in a Chettiar family in Karaikudi. He started his film career through A.V.M. Productions as an assistant director to the duo Krishnan–Panju, eventually working with A. Bhimsingh, D. Yoganand, Puttanna Kanagal, M. Krishnan Nair and A. C. Tirulokchandar.[4]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2007 Sivaji Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran Executive Producer
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Ramki, Ranjitha
1992 Pandian Rajinikanth, Kushboo Last film with Rajinikanth
Remake of Kannada film Tiger. S. P. M. own production- he completed the movie despite his wife untimely death as the release date was to be met
1992 Kaaval Geetham Vikram, Sithara
1991 Thaiyalkkaran Parthiban, Aishwarya
1990 Athisaya Piravi Rajinikanth, Kanaka Remake of Telugu film Yamudiki Mogudu
1990 Thiyagu Raghuvaran, Madhuri
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Sathyaraj, Gouthami
1989 Raja Chinna Roja Rajinikanth, Gouthami Remake of SPM & Panju Arunachalam's earlier movie Jaisankar starrer "Unnaithan Thambi"
1988 Nallavan Vijayakanth, Radhika
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan Rajinikanth, Prabhu Remake of Hindi film Kasme Vaade
1988 Guru Sishyan Rajinikanth, Prabhu Dubbed into Hindi as Zulm Ka Badshah
1987 Velaikaran Rajinikanth, Amala Remake of Hindi film Namak Halaal
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Kamal Haasan, Radhika S. P. Muthuraman's last film with Kamal Haasan
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Rajendra Prasad, Suhasini Remake of Tamil film Samsaram Adhu Minsaram
1987 Manithan Rajinikanth, Rupini
1986 Mr. Bharath Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj Remake of Hindi film Trishul
1986 Dharma Devathai Vijayakanth, Radhika
1985 En Selvame Suman, Ambika
1985 Nalla Thambi Karthik, Radha
1985 Uyarndha Ullam Kamal Haasan, Ambika
1985 Sri Raghavendra Rajinikanth, Vishnuvardhan 100th film of Rajinikanth
1984 Enakkul Oruvan Kamal Haasan, Shobana Remake of Hindi film Karz
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Rajinikanth, Radhika
1983 Adutha Varisu Rajinikanth, Sridevi Remake of Hindi film Raja Rani
1983 Paayum Puli Rajinikanth, Radha Dubbed into Hindi as Fauladi Mukka
1983 Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey Kamal Haasan, Radha
1982 Puthukavithai Rajinikanth, Jyothi
1982 Sagalakala Vallavan Kamal Haasan, Ambika
1982 Pokkiri Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi Remake of Telugu film Chuthularnu Jagartha
1981 Kudumbam Oru Kadambam S. V. Shekhar, Suhasini Visu's first film as actor
1981 Ranuva Veeran Rajinikanth, Sridevi
1981 Kazhugu Rajinikanth, Rati Agnihotri Bus with all facilities as a moving house was a character
1981 Netrikan Rajinikanth, Lakshmi First Dual role for Rajni
1980 Murattu Kaalai Rajinikanth, Jaishankar AVM Productions' movie after a long gap. Jaishankar's first movie as Villain- Reentry for him
1979 Kavari Maan Sivaji Ganesan, Vijayakumar
1979 Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Rajinikanth, Cho Tamil Nadu State Film Award – Best Director
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham R. Muthuraman, Kavitha
1978 Priya Rajinikanth, Sridevi Made simultaneously in Kannada as Priya, which was Sujatha's novel
1977 Aadu Puli Attam Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth
1977 Aalukkoru Aasai R. Muthuraman, Jayachitra
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri Sivakumar, Rajinikanth Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Trendsetter as a novel being made as a Movie; Sivakumar in negative character.
1976 Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu Kamal Haasan, Sujatha Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Sujatha's Novel
1976 Mogam Muppadhu Varusham Kamal Haasan, Sumithra Sumithra's first film. she acted as Kamal's wife. later she acted as his mother in Singaravelan
1976 Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu R. Muthuraman, Sujatha
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro Jaishankar, Jayachitra
1975 Vazhndhu Kaattukiren R. Muthuraman, Sujatha, Sreekanth, Padmapriya
1975 Aan Pillai Singam Sivakumar, Sujatha, Sripriya
1974 Engamma Sapatham R. Muthuraman, Sivakumar Once again filmed as Vanaja Girija acted by Kushboo
1974 Anbu Thangai R. Muthuraman, Jayalalitha
1973 Dheiva Kuzhandhaigal Jaishankar, R. Muthuraman
1973 Kasi Yathirai Sreekanth, Lakshmi
1973 Petha Manam Pithu R. Muthuraman, Jaya
1972 Kanimuthupaapa Jaishankar, R. Muthuraman Debut film as director

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