|Born||26 November 1935|
Tiruppur, Coimbatore District, Madras Presidency, British India
|Died||7 October 2012 (aged 76)|
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
A. Jagannathan (26 November 1935 – 7 October 2012) was an Indian film director who worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi film industries and he was introduced by R.M. Veerappan in his Sathya Movies banner for Manipayal. He directed nearly 50 films in Tamil.
He made his debut as director in Manipayal in 1973 after working as an assistant to T. Prakash Rao and P. Neelakantan for almost 15 films, most of them being MGR movies. He directed the MGR film Idhayakkani, under the tutleage of R.M.Veerappan and went on to direct five other blockbuster films for RMV's Sathya Movies including Moondru Mugam with Rajinikanth and Kadhal Parisu with Kamal Hasaan. He also directed some television serials.
He directed Sivaji Ganesan's Vellai Roja which won awards including the Filmfare Award. Another successful venture in his career was Moondru Mugam.
|1973||Manipayal||Tamil||debut as a director|
|1976||Kumara Vijayam||Tamil||Komal Swaminathan|
|1977||Nantha En Nila||Tamil|
|1978||Ival Oru Seethai||Tamil|
|1979||Jaya Nee Jayuchutte||Tamil|
|1979||Mugathil Mugan Paarkalaam||Tamil|
|1980||Aayiram Vaasal Idhayam||Tamil|
|1981||Sorgathin Thirappu Vizha||Tamil|
|1982||Moondru Mugam||Tamil||P. Selvakumar|
|1983||Manaivi Illatha Neram||Tamil|
|1983||Thanga Magan||Tamil||Sathya Movies story department|
|1983||Vellai Roja||Tamil||Pavithran||Remake of Malayalam film Postmortem|
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
|1984||Naalai Unathu Naal||Tamil||Prithvi Brothers||Remake of Gumnaam|
|1984||Oh Maane Maane||Tamil||Pamman||Remake of Malayalam film Chattakari|
|1987||Kadhal Parisu||Tamil||R. M. Veerappan|
|1987||Muthukkal Moondru||Tamil||Suryakos Ranga|
|1991||Mill Thozhilali||Tamil||L. S. N. Ravi|
|1991||Archana IAS||Tamil||Amutha Durairaj|
|1994||Khaidi No. 1||Telugu||Remake of Khalnayak|
Dubbed in Tamil as Hero
He suffered from breathing ailments and was hospitalized in Coimbatore for a fortnight. He died on 7 October 2012, and was cremated at Tiruppur. He was survived by his wife Rajamani, daughters Usha Devi and Pavithra Devi and son Arun Kumar.
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- ^ "Veteran film director passes away". The Hindu. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.