Manoj Kumar (film director)

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Manoj Kumar
Born (1955-09-23) 23 September 1955 (age 63)[1]
Allinagaram, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
OccupationFilm director, producer, actor
Years active1986–present
RelativesBharathiraja
WebsiteOfficial website

Manoj Kumar is an Indian film director and producer, who has directed Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films.[2] He is the brother-in-law of Bharathiraja.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Manoj Kumar was born on September 23, 1955, in Allinagaram, Theni district to Mr. Veerana Thevar (Former) and Ms. Veeramal (Mother). He is married to Ms. Selvi. They have two children, daughter – Dr. Lakshmi Priya, MBBS (Angio Specialist) and son – Mr. Buvaneswaran, B.E. mech. He completed his DME in Nachimuthu Polytechnic (Pollaachi) after completing his Diploma he worked as Assistant Engineer in Everest Engineering works (Coimbatore) for 2 years.

Career[edit]

After assisting Bharathiraja in various films, he made his directorial debut with Mannukkul Vairam (1986).[4] He directed several films in 1990s such as, Guru Paarvai (1998) starring Prakash Raj, won positive reviews.[5] He then went on to make medium budget action films including Vaanavil (2000) and Jaisurya (2004) featuring Arjun, as well as Raajjiyam which had Vijayakanth and Dileep in the lead cast.

He ventured into production in the mid 2000s and made the Madhavan-starrer Arya, before launching a directorial project titled Utharavu with Seeman, which eventually did not progress.[6] Manoj Kumar resurfaced in 2013, when it was revealed that he was working with producer Kovai Thambi on a venture titled Uyirukku Uyiraga. The script of the film was reported to be about the relationship between parents and their grown-up children, while the cast was composed of newcomers.[7]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Star Cast Notes
1986 Mannukkul Vairam Sivaji Ganesan, Murali, Ranjini Received Shield from Dr. Sevaliye Sivaji Ganesan for 100 days function,
National award – Mannukkul vairam 1986 (best debudant)
1987 Neram Nalla Irukku Ramarajan, Nishanthi
1990 Maruthu Pandi Ramki, Seetha First time collabrated with Ilayaraja,
Silver jubilee film
Maruthu Pandi had remake in Telugu as Maavoori Ranga, in Kannada as Kollur Kala, in Hindi as Aag
1990 Pachaikodi Pandiyarajan, Nirosha, Nasser.
1990 Vellaiya Thevan Ramki, Kanaga
1992 Pandithurai Prabhu, Kushboo,RadhaRavi, Silk Smitha Pandiththurai in Telugu as Baavaa Baavamaruthi, in Hindi as Bandan
Silver Jubilee Picture
1992 Samundi SarathKumar, Kanaga Silver Jubilee Picture
1993 Maravan Prabhu, Kushboo
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Sathyaraj, Suganya, Sivaranjani
1994 Rajapandi SarathKumar, Suganya, Kasthuri
1994 Senthamizh Selvan Prashanth, Madhubala, Sivaranjani
1998 Guru Paarvai PrakashRaj, Kushboo, Manivannan Silver Jubilee picture
Received Subsidy 7 Lakhs from Dr.Kalaignar
GuruParvai in Telugu as Veedu Saamaaniyadu Kadhu
2000 Vaanavil Arjun, Prakash Raj, Abirami (Introduction) Silver Jubilee
State award – Vanavil 2000 (best movie, director, scriptwriter)
2002 Raajjiyam VijayaKanth,SameethaShetti,Dilip(Introduction),Priyanka Thrivedi
2004 Jaisurya Arjun, Laila, Chaya Singh
2014 Uyirukku Uyiraga Prabhu, Sivaranjani, Sanjay

As producer[edit]

As actor[edit]

Films
Television Serials
  • Ration Card - Jaya TV 100 Episodes (Script & Direction)
  • Ethir Veetu Paiyan - Sun TV 10 Mani Kathaigal (Main Character)
  • Thirumanam (Colors Tamil)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://archive.is/lYhaL
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "BharathiRaja's relative ManojKumar has planned several projects on the anvil". Behindwoods. 29 August 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0BMRL3oAi4
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/article/50222.html
  7. ^ http://archives.deccanchronicle.com/130824/entertainment-kollywood/article/manojkumar-returns-uyirukku-uyiraaga

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