Agathiyan

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Agathiyan
Agathiyan at the ‘Kennedy Club’ Audio Launch.jpg
Agathiyan at the "Kennedy Club" film Audio Launch
Born (1952-08-18) 18 August 1952 (age 68)
Occupationwriter, director, actor
Years active1991- Present
Spouse(s)Radha (m.1978-2016) (deceased)[1]
ChildrenKarthika Agathiyan (b.1980)
Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan (b.1982)
Niranjani Ahathian (b.1990)

Agathiyan (About this soundpronunciation ) is an Indian film director.[2] He is credited to be the first director of Tamil cinema to win the National Film Award for Best Direction.[3] He was also awarded National Film Award for Best Screenplay in 1996 for the Tamil film Kadhal Kottai.

Personal life[edit]

He married Radha in 1978.[1] His elder daughter Karthika, host of Makkal TV, is married to Thiru, director of Theeratha Vilaiyattu Pillai and Samar.[4] His second daughter Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan made her acting debut in the Tamil film Chennai 600028 (2007) is married to Feroz, director of Pandigai movie. His younger daughter Niranjani Ahathian is a costume designer and actress who worked in Kabali and Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal respectively.

Career[edit]

Ahahtian, a director in his late forties entered films a decade back and struggled as an assistant to various directors. Hailing from a agriculturist family, he spent a happy-go-lucky time in college, and when he decided to pack his bags and come to Chennai to try his luck in films as a director, he lost his family's support. Struggling with no money, he did odd jobs in film companies and became an assistant to anyone who offered him food and shelter.[5]

He initially directed movie in 1991 and was credited as Ravi Thasan but it was an utter flop movie. Anbalaya Prabhakaran, who acted in that movie and also produces small budgeted films with new directors, gave Ahahtian his second break as a director with Madhumathi, a teenage love story with new faces. The film was a big hit. He was back to where he started, but again fate had bigger things in store for him. Sivasakthi Pandian, a film distributor turned producer, produced Vaanmathi with Ajith and Swathi. The film was a hit. Next came Kadhal Kottai from the same banner and Ahahtian became the toast of the industry. Offers poured in for films.[6]

In late 2014, he began work on an untitled project produced by Bharathiraja featuring Santhosh Prathap, Oviya, Vijayalakshmi and Manoj Bharathiraja in the lead roles, but the film was later shelved.[7]

He have served as jury member at 57th National Film Awards.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Credited as Role Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor
1989 Manasukketha Maharasa Tamil Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Credited as Karunanidhi Santharam in the film
1991 Mangalyam Thanthunane Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Credited as Ravi Thasan in the film
1992 Pondatti Rajyam Tamil Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1993 Madhumathi Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1996 Vaanmathi Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1996 Kadhal Kottai Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Cameo National Film Award for Best Direction
National Film Award for Best Screenplay
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Director
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film (Third prize)
Remade in Kannada as Yaare Neenu Cheluve
Remade in Hindi as Sirf Tum
Dubbed in Telugu as Premalekha
1996 Gokulathil Seethai Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Cameo Remade in Hindi as Hum Ho Gaye Aapke
Remade in Kannada as Krishna Leele
1997 Vidukathai Tamil Green tickY Green tickY
1998 Santhosham Tamil Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1998 Kaadhal Kavithai Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1999 Sirf Tum Hindi Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2001 Hum Ho Gaye Aapke Hindi Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
1999 Poovellam Kettuppar Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Himself
2001 Vinnukkum Mannukkum Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Cameo
2002 Kadhal Samrajyam Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Unreleased film
2004 Ramakrishna Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2004 Ee Abbai Chala Manchodu Telugu Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2005 Selvam Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
2007 Agaram Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Thiru's father
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe Tamil Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
2011 Avargalum Ivargalum Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2011 Maithanam Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY
2018 Mr. Chandramouli Tamil Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY
As lyricist
Year Film Song Notes
1996 Kadhal Kottai All songs
1996 Gokulathil Seethai All songs
1998 Santhosham All songs
2002 Kadhal Samrajyam All songs
2005 Selvam All songs

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/director-agathiyans-wife-radha-passes-away.html
  2. ^ "IndiaGlitz — Agathiyan on the move — Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. ^ Dhananjayan, G. (3 November 2014). PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013: Tamil Films that have earned National and International Recognition. Blue Ocean Publishers. p. 358.
  4. ^ "Thoranai, Vishal and Thiru — Behindwoods.com — Tamil Movies News — Thoranai Vishal Agathiyan". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Tamil Star — Profile". Archive.org. 22 December 2001. Archived from the original on 22 December 2001. Retrieved 8 March 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Welcome To Sify.com". Sify.com. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Agathiyan to direct Bharathiraaja's film". ChennaiOnline.com. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2017.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "57th National Film Awards" (PDF): 32. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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