Panchu Arunachalam

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Panchu Arunachalam
Born(1941-06-18)18 June 1941
Died9 August 2016(2016-08-09) (aged 75)
OccupationProducer, screenwriter, director, lyricist
Years active1963-2016
ChildrenSubbu Panchu, Shanmuganathan

Panchu Arunachalam (18 June 1941 – 9 August 2016)[2] was an Indian writer, director, producer and lyricist who worked in Tamil cinema. He was mentored by poet Kannadasan who was his uncle. He also worked as a lyricist in the Tamil cinema industry. He started producing films under his production banner named P. A. Arts.[3] His son Subbu Panchu Arunachalam is an actor and dubbing artist in the Tamil film industry.[4][5] As a writer, he has worked in 100 films. He has also written song lyrics for more than 200 films. He is the man who introduced legendary Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja to the world of cinema.


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  2. ^ "Tamil Writer, Producer Panchu Arunachalam celebrates his 70th Birthday". CNN IBN. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Making an impression". The Hindu. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ S. R. Ashok kumar (12 February 2011). "My First Break: Subbu". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!". டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு. Retrieved 2 December 2015.