S. P. Muthuraman

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SP. Muthuraman
Born Muthuraman
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation film director, producer
Parent(s) 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 Credited as Notes
Director Producer
2007 Sivaji Red XN Green tickY
1997 Nimmadhi Ungal Choice Green tickY Red XN Television series
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Green tickY Red XN
1992 Pandian Green tickY Green tickY Last film with Rajinikanth
Remake of Kannada film Bombay Dada directed by Tiger Prabhakar. 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 Green tickY Red XN
1991 Thaiyalkkaran Green tickY Red XN
1990 Athisaya Piravi Green tickY Red XN Remake of Telugu film Yamudiki Mogudu
1990 Thiyagu Green tickY Red XN
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Green tickY Red XN
1989 Raja Chinna Roja Green tickY Red XN Remake of SPM & Panju Arunachalam's earlier movie Jaisankar starrer "Unnaithan Thambi"
1988 Nallavan Green tickY Red XN
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan Green tickY Red XN Remake of Hindi film Kasme Vaade
1988 Guru Sishyan Green tickY Red XN Dubbed into Hindi as Zulm Ka Badshah
1987 Velaikaran Green tickY Red XN Remake of Hindi film Namak Halaal
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Green tickY Red XN S. P. Muthuraman's last film with Kamal Haasan
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Green tickY Red XN Telugu film; Remake of Tamil film Samsaram Adhu Minsaram
1987 Manithan Green tickY Red XN
1986 Mr. Bharath Green tickY Red XN Remake of Hindi film Trishul
1986 Dharma Devathai Green tickY Red XN
1985 En Selvame Green tickY Red XN
1985 Nalla Thambi Green tickY Red XN
1985 Uyarndha Ullam Green tickY Red XN
1985 Sri Raghavendra Green tickY Red XN 100th film of Rajinikanth
1984 Enakkul Oruvan Green tickY Red XN Remake of Hindi film Karz
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Green tickY Red XN
1983 Adutha Varisu Green tickY Red XN Remake of Hindi film Raja Rani
1983 Paayum Puli Green tickY Red XN Dubbed into Hindi as Fauladi Mukka
1983 Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey Green tickY Red XN
1982 Puthukavithai Green tickY Red XN Remake of kannada film Naa Ninna Mareyalare
1982 Sagalakala Vallavan Green tickY Red XN
1982 Pokkiri Raja Green tickY Red XN Remake of Telugu film Chuthularnu Jagartha
1981 Kudumbam Oru Kadambam Green tickY Red XN Visu's first film as actor
1981 Ranuva Veeran Green tickY Red XN
1981 Kazhugu Green tickY Red XN Bus with all facilities as a moving house was a character
1981 Netrikan Green tickY Red XN First Dual role
1980 Murattu Kaalai Green tickY Red XN AVM Productions' movie after a long gap. Jaishankar's first movie as Villain- Reentry for him
1980 Rishi Moolam Green tickY Red XN
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai Green tickY Red XN
1979 Vetrikku Oruvan Green tickY Red XN
1979 Kavari Maan Green tickY Red XN
1979 Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Green tickY Red XN Tamil Nadu State Film Award - Best Director
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham Green tickY Red XN
1978 Sakka Podu Podu Raja Green tickY Red XN
1978 Vattathukkul Sathuram Green tickY Red XN
1978 Priya Green tickY Red XN Made simultaneously in Kannada as Priya, which was Sujatha's novel
1977 Aadu Puli Attam Green tickY Red XN
1977 Aalukkoru Aasai Green tickY Red XN
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri Green tickY Red XN Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Trendsetter as a novel being made as a Movie; Sivakumar in negative character.
1976 Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu Green tickY Red XN Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Sujatha's Novel
1976 Mogam Muppadhu Varusham Green tickY Red XN Sumithra's first film. she acted as Kamal's wife. later she acted as his mother in Singaravelan
1976 Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu Green tickY Red XN
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro Green tickY Red XN
1975 Vazhndhu Kaattukiren Green tickY Red XN
1975 Aan Pillai Singam Green tickY Red XN
1974 Engamma Sapatham Green tickY Red XN Once again filmed as Vanaja Girija acted by Kushboo
1974 Anbu Thangai Green tickY Red XN
1973 Dheiva Kuzhandhaigal Green tickY Red XN
1973 Kasi Yathirai Green tickY Red XN
1973 Petha Manam Pithu Green tickY Red XN
1972 Kanimuthu Paappa Green tickY Red XN Debut film as director

Collaborations[edit]

Muthuraman often casts certain actors more than once in his films. Muthuraman has consistently worked with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.

Actor / Film Rajinikanth Kamal Haasan Radha Ambika Sridevi Radhika Gautami R. Muthuraman
Kanimuthu Paappa YesY
Petha Manam Pithu YesY
Dheiva Kuzhandhaigal YesY
Anbu Thangai YesY
Engamma Sapatham YesY
Vazhndhu Kaattukiren YesY
Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu YesY
Mogam Muppadhu Varusham YesY
Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu YesY
Aalukkoru Aasai YesY
Aadu Puli Attam YesY YesY
Priya YesY
Kaatrinile Varum Geetham YesY
Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai YesY
Murattu Kaalai YesY
Netrikan YesY
Kazhugu YesY
Ranuva Veeran YesY YesY
Pokkiri Raja YesY YesY
Sagalakala Vallavan YesY YesY
Puthukavithai YesY
Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey YesY YesY
Paayum Puli YesY YesY
Adutha Varisu YesY YesY
Nallavanuku Nallavan YesY YesY
Enakkul Oruvan YesY
Sri Raghavendra YesY
Uyarndha Ullam YesY YesY
Nalla Thambi YesY
Dharma Devathai YesY
Manithan YesY
Mr. Bharath YesY YesY
Per Sollum Pillai YesY YesY
Velaikaran YesY
Guru Sishyan YesY YesY
Dharmathin Thalaivan YesY
Nallavan YesY
Raja Chinna Roja YesY YesY
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga YesY
Athisaya Piravi YesY
Pandian YesY

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