K. Vijayan

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K. Vijayan
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K. Sathyanathan

7 December 1939
Died21 July 1988 (aged 48)
Years active1969–1988

K. Vijayan was an Indian film director. He predominantly worked in Tamil cinema. He mainly worked with Sivaji Ganesan.[1] He directed many Malayalam films as well.


K. Vijayan was an employee of the Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchirappalli.[2] His first role as lead actor was portraying Paadhai Theriyudhu Paar in 1960. By the end of that decade he started directing, mostly associated with Producer K.Balaji of Sujatha Cine Arts. During the 1970s and until the mid 1980s, he directed many Sivaji Ganesan movies, including Kaaval Dheivam, Punniya Boomi and the 1979 blockbuster Thirisoolam. His other notable movies include Vidhi, Sattam, Viduthalai, a remake of Qurbani and Vandichakkaram. He died in 1988 during the filming of En Rathathin Rathame, which was eventually completed by his son Sundar K. Vijayan[citation needed]

His assistants included Samuthirakani and K. S. Adhiyaman.[3][4]

Partial filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1969 Kaaval Dheivam Tamil
1972 Ini Oru Janmam Tharu Malayalam
1973 Dheiva Vamsam Tamil
1974 Ore Satchi Tamil
1975 Puthu Vellam Tamil
1975 Eduppar Kai Pillai Tamil
1976 Madhana Maaligai Tamil
1976 Rojavin Raja Tamil
1977 Dheepam Tamil Remake of Theekkanal
1977 Annan Oru Koyil Tamil Remake of Devara Kannu
1978 Thyagam Tamil Remake of Amanush
1978 Rudhra Thaandavam Tamil
1978 Punniya Boomi Tamil Remake of Mother India
1979 Amardeep Hindi Remake of Theekkanal
1979 Thirisoolam Tamil Remake of Shankar Guru
1979 Nallathoru Kudumbam Tamil Remake of Aalu Magalu
1980 Vandichakkaram Tamil
1980 Ratha Paasam Tamil
1980 Doorathu Idhi Muzhakkam Tamil
1980 Rusthum Jodi Kannada
1980 Yeh Rishta Na Toote Hindi
1981 Pennin Vazhkai Tamil
1981 Aani Ver Tamil
1981 Koyil Puraa Tamil
1982 Auto Raja Tamil Remake of Kannada film of same name
1983 Neeru Pootha Neruppu Tamil
1983 Sattam Tamil 25th Film
Remake of Dostana
1983 Anantham Ajnatham Malayalam
1983 Snehabandanam Malayalam
1984 Thirakal Malayalam
1984 Niraparaadhi Tamil Remake of Hindi movie Be Abroo
1984 Karimbu Malayalam
1984 Jeevitham Malayalam Remake of Hindi film Avtaar
1984 Azhagu Tamil
1984 Vidhi Tamil Remake of Nyayam Kavali
1984 Osai Tamil Remake of Shor
1985 Premapaasam Tamil Remake of Bandhana
1985 Vasantha Sena Malayalam
1985 Kaaval Tamil Remake of Ardh Satya
1985 Mangamma Sabadham Tamil Remake of Hindi film Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
1985 Bandham Tamil Remake of Chakkarayumma
1986 Viduthalai Tamil Remake of Qurbani
1986 Anandha Kanneer Tamil
1987 Vairakkiyam Tamil Remake of Anasuyamma Gari Alludu
1987 Velicham Tamil
1987 Krishnan Vandhaan Tamil
1987 Thambathyam Tamil Remake of Dampatyam.
1989 En Rathathin Rathame Tamil Remake of Mr. India
1995 Aval Potta Kolam Tamil


  1. ^ "K. Vijayan". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ Dhananjayan, G. (3 November 2014). "PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013: Tamil Films that have earned National and International Recognition". Blue Ocean Publishers – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Samuthirakani: My mother may not understand my work". www.indiaglitz.com. Indiaglitz. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  4. ^ ""Bollywood respects directors coming from the south"". The Hindu. 10 November 2006 – via www.thehindu.com.

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