K. Subash

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K. Subash
Died (aged 57)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1989–2016

K. Subash (1959 – 23 November 2016), was an Indian director and screenwriter who directed 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] Likewise, the following year, Subash launched a film titled Sarvaathigaari starring Arjun and Gajala, which was later shelved.[8][9]

He again directed Sabhash with Parthiban.[10][11] Subash then planned to act as the antagonist in a film titled Colombus featuring Raju Sundaram, but the project was stalled.[12] 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.[13][14][15] 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.[16]



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 Second collaboration with Ajith Kumar
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 / Kannada partially reshot in Telugu
2005 Insan Hindi remake of Khadgam




  • Aaya Onnu, Kaathadikuthu, Thirupathi Ezhumalai (Ninaivirukkum Varai)
  • Husaine (Uyirile Kalandhadhu)
  • Kalakura, Paalai Keele (Sabhash)
  • Karu Karu, Yappa Yappa Ayyappa, Pachai Kallu (Ezhayin Sirippil)
  • Ceylon Singala Penne (Sanditha Velai)
  • Podava Kattina (Unnaruge Naanirunthal)
  • French Classile (Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham)


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  7. ^ "Vivek turns hero". Chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Dinakaran". Archived from the original on 23 November 2004.
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