K. Subash

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K. Subhash
Suresh Krishnan

Died (aged 57)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1989–2016
Parent(s)R. Krishnan

Suresh Krishnan (1959 – 23 November 2016), known as K. Subash, worked in Indian film industry as film director and Screenwriter who directs Tamil and Hindi films. He is the son of R. Krishnan.[2]


K. Subash started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in Nayakan.[3] He made his directorial debut with Kaliyugam with Prabhu. His second film Chatriyan starring Vijayakanth was a blockbuster. He made Ayul Kaidhi, Vaakumoolam and Uthama Purushan in the same period. He directed Pavithra with Ajithkumar.[4] He directed another police drama Abhimanyu with Parthiban in lead role. He directed Ninaivirukkum Varai and Eazhaiyin Sirippil with Prabhu Deva.[5][6] In 2000, he had planned a film starring comedian Vivek in a lead role titled Enakkenna Korachal?, though the film never materialized.[7]

He again directed Sabhash with Parthiban.[8][9] He directed 123 with Prabhu Deva and his brothers which was Subash's last directorial in Tamil. He announced a project called Aayiram Poi Solli with Prabhu and Ramya Krishnan, the film was shelved after shooting few scenes while another film titled Sarvadhikari with Arjun also failed to proceed after its launch.[10][11] He remade Telugu film Khadgam as Insan in Hindi with ensemble star cast featuring Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan. The film failed at box office and Subash opted against directing films and instead provided screenplay for Hindi film Sunday. Subhash had provided the story for Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express.

Subhash has worked as the chief associate to Bollywood director Raj Kumar Santoshi in many films.


Subash died on 23 November 2016 in SRM Hospital at Chennai. He was suffering from kidney failure and was on dialysis.[12]



Year Film Language Notes
1988 Kaliyugam Tamil
1989 Uthama Purushan Tamil
1990 Sathriyan Tamil
1991 Vaaku Moolam Tamil
1991 Ayul Kaithi Tamil
1991 Bramma Tamil
1992 Pangali Tamil
1994 Pavithra Tamil
1994 Brahma Hindi
1997 Nesam Tamil
1997 Abhimanyu Tamil
1999 Ninaivirukkum Varai Tamil
1999 Suyamvaram Tamil
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Tamil
2000 Sabhash Tamil
2001 Love Marriage Tamil remake of Swayamvaram
2002 123 Tamil
2005 Insan Hindi remake of Khadgam




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  2. ^ "K. Subhash". gomolo.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  3. ^ https://silverscreen.in/tamil/chathriyan-director-k-subhash-dies-57/
  4. ^ "New Sunday Times — Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  5. ^ "NINAIVIRUKKUM VARAI". Bbthots.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Film Review: Eazhaiyin Sirippil". Hindu.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Vivek turns hero". Chennaionline.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  8. ^ ""SABASH" New Tamil Movie Review by "Your Prabhu"". Lolluexpress.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Sabash — Tamil Movie Review". Thiraipadam.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Aayiram Poi Solli". Chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2001. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Yet another list of new films". Malini Mannath. Archived from the original on 11 November 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  12. ^ "K Subhash dies of kidney failure". The Indian Express. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.