P. Neelakantan

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Palaniyaandi Neelakantan (2 October 1916 Villupuram – 3 September 1992 Chennai) was a Tamil film director, who was active for nearly four decades. He was born at Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. He graduated to movies from stage play. His play Naam Iruvar was brought by movie mogul Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar and made into a film in 1947. Then he wrote the dialogues for films like Vedala Ulagam in 1948. His directorial debut was with Oru Iravu in (1951), the dialogue for which was written by C. N. Annadurai. Two films that made him well-known are ALS productions Ambikapadi (1957) and Thirudadhe (1961). He also has directed movies in Kannada and Sinhalese Suneetha and Sujage Rahase. Neelakantan was mainly associated with creating M. G. Ramachandran's (MGR) movie persona. Between Chakravarthi Thirumagal in 1957 and Needhikku Thalaivanangu in 1976, Neelakantan directed altogether 17 of MGR's movies.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Story/ Screenplay
1981

6 March

Deiva Thirumanangal Green tickY Tamil (There are 3 stories)

for his part,(Meenakshi Kalyanam),under this title K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan Red XN Red XN Tamil with MGR, (P. Neelakantan write only the dialogues)

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1976 Needhikku Thalaivanangu Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (17/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (16/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1974 Netru Indru Naalai Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (15/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1973 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Red XN Red XN Tamil with MGR, (as consulting)

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1972 Raman Thediya Seethai Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (14/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1972 Sange Muzhangu Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (13/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Oru Thaai Makkal Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (12/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Neerum Neruppum Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (11/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Kumari Kottam Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (10/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1970 En Annan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (9/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1970 Maattukara Velan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (8/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1968 Kanavan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (7/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1968 Kannan En Kadhalan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (6/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1967 Kaavalkaaran Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (5/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1966

29 April

Avan Pithana? Green tickY Red XN Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Parthasarathi, the composer

1965

25 December

Anandi Green tickY Tamil M. S. Viswanathan, the composer
1965

23 October

Poomalai Green tickY Red XN Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1964

24 December

Sujage Rahasa Green tickY Red XN Sinhala T. R. Pappa, the composer
1964 Poompuhar Green tickY Red XN Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1963 Koduthu Vaithaval Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (4/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1963 Raj Mahal Green tickY Tamil
1962 Edhaiyum Thaangum Idhayam Green tickY Red XN Tamil T. R. Pappa, the composer
1961 Nallavan Vazhvan Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (3/17),

T. R. Pappa, the composer

1961 Thirudadhe Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (2/17),

S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, the composer

1960

1 April

Aadavantha Deivam Green tickY Red XN Tamil K. V. Mahadevan, the composer
1958

21 August

Suneetha Green tickY Red XN Sinhala T. R. Pappa, the composer
1958

16 July

Thedi Vandha Selvam Green tickY Red XN Tamil also producer under his Arasu Pictures,

T. G. Lingappa, the composer

1957

18 October

Ambikapathy Green tickY Green tickY Tamil G. Ramanathan, the composer
1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal Green tickY Red XN Tamil with MGR (1/17),

G. Ramanathan, the composer

1955

20 September

Gomathiyin Kaadhalan Green tickY Green tickY Tamil G. Ramanathan, the composer
1955 Modalatedi Green tickY Kannada T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1955

12 March

Mudhal Thethi Green tickY Green tickY Tamil T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1955 Shivasharane Nambekka Green tickY Kannada T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1954

13 April

Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari Green tickY Red XN Tamil T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1951

11 April

Or Iravu Green tickY Green tickY Tamil R. Sudharsanam, the composer
1949

22 December

Vazhkai Red XN Green tickY Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director,

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1948

11 August

Vedhala Ulagam Red XN Green tickY Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director,

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1947

12 January

Naam Iruvar Red XN Green tickY Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director. P. Neelakantan write the story and the dialogues

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

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