Subha (writers)

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Subha (Tamil: சுபா) is the pen name used by the writing partnership of D. Suresh and A.N. Balakrishnan, who write Tamil detective novels.


The two friends began co-authoring stories when they were in college together, and have been publishing their work since 1979. They have at least 450 short novels and more than 400 short stories to their credit, and have also written screenplays and dialogues for Tamil movies and television serials. Kana Kandaen and Ayan have been based on their published novels and the movies were scripted by Subha with director K. V. Anand.[1] The script for Ko, a political thriller movie, and Maatraan, a family thriller have also been co-authored by Subha with K.V. Anand. The script for 180, a bilingual movie in Tamil and Telugu has been co-authored by Subha with director Jayendra.[2]

Most of their detective novels feature the characters Narendran and Vaijayanthi of Eagle Eye Detective Agency and their coworker John Sundar. Selva and Murugesan are also popular recurring characters created by Subha.

Professional activities[edit]

Suresh and Balakrishnan run their own publishing company, Thanga Thaamarai Publications, which, in addition to their novels, brings out some non-fiction titles. They live with their families in adjacent apartments in Chennai.


Title Author Year
Vaa Vennila Subha 70's
Vettai Maan Subha 70's
Sirikkum Penne Subha 70's
Thudikkum Ithayam Subha 70's
Bhoomikku Puthiyavan Subha 70's
Aatta Nayagan Subha 70's
Vetri Pathai Subha 70's
Anbin Valimai Subha 70's
Accha Maligai Subha 70's
Therkku Roja Subha 70's
Marakkatha Nenjam Subha 70's
Puthirai Oru Punnagai Subha 70's
Ennai Vittu Pogathe Subha 70's
Bhoomiyil Maraithavan Subha 70's
Anbudan Un Adimai Subha 70's
Ithayathil Idam Kodu Subha 70's
Oru Chinna Puyal Subha 70's
Yuir Moochu Subha 70's
Kalaiyatha Kanavugal Subha 70's
Kanavu Rajjiyam Subha 70's
Nettraya Nila Subha 70's
Naayagi Subha 70's
Naan Venduma Subha 70's
Iraval Ithayam Subha 70's
Achcham Thavir Subha 70's
Ula Varum Nila Subha 70's
Ithaya Vaasal Subha 70's
En Peyar Aakash Subha 70's
Ethirigale Subha 70's
Anbulla Achchame Subha 70's
Panimalaiyil Subha 70's
Karuppu Seithi Subha 70's
Kuttram Purinthavan Subha 70's
Ulagai Vendravan Subha 70's
Kurukku Pathai Subha 70's
Bharathiyin Nithingale Subha 70's
Tholaintha Pakkangal Subha 70's
Ninaivil Oru Mayilliragu Subha 70's
Yaaro Ivar Yaaro Subha 70's
Kaatrodu Vaa Subha 70's
Meniyellam Siragugal Subha 70's
Kaatrodu Sila Kaladi Chuvadugal Subha 70's
Nenjinile Oru Nesa Thee Subha 70's
Neeyuma? Subha 70's
Nee Nee Neemattume Subha 70's
Innum Oru Kathali Subha 70's
Iruthi Yaththirai Subha 70's
Kadaisi Pournami Subha 70's
Karuppu Kaatru Suba 70's
Jeyuthu Konde Iruppen Subha 70's
Theerpu Naal Subha 70's
Nathikari Gnabagam Subha 70's
Ethir Kaatru Subha 70's
Aruge Oru Aabathu Subha 70's
Thoondil kayiru Subha 70's

Movie Dialogue credits, Tamil


  1. ^ "'Maattrraan' will also address a burning social issue: Subha". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Chakravarthy, Pritham (2008). The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction. Chennai, India: Blaft Publications. p. 178. ISBN 978-81-906056-0-1.