Panchu Arunachalam

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Panchu Arunachalam
Born
Panchanathan Arunachalam[1]

(1941-03-22)22 March 1941
Died9 August 2016(2016-08-09) (aged 75)
OccupationProducer, screenwriter, director, lyricist
Years active1963-2016
Spouse(s)Meena
ChildrenShanmuganathan,Subbu Panchu,Geetha,Chithra

Panchanathan Arunachalam (22 March 1941 – 9 August 2016)[3] 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.[4] His son Subbu Panchu Arunachalam is an actor and dubbing artist in the Tamil film industry.[5] As a writer, he worked in over 100 films. He was also a lyricist, composing lyrics for 200 films. He is the man who introduced Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja to the world of cinema.

Career[edit]

In 2004, Panchu Arunachalam opted to return to work as a director and planned a film titled Ganesha with Cheran in the lead role. However, the film eventually did not materialise.[6]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

As producer[edit]

As writer[edit]

As lyricist[edit]

Year Film Songs
1962 Sarada Manamagale Marumagale
1963 Naanum Oru Penn Poopola poopola
1976 Annakili All songs
Uravaadum Nenjam All Songs
1977 Aalukkoru Aasai All songs
Avar Enakke Sontham Kabhi Kabhi, Oru Veedu, Surangani and Thenil Aadum
Kavikuyil All songs
Thunai Iruppal Meenakshi All songs
Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri All songs
Gaayathri All songs
Sainthadamma Sainthadu All songs
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham All songs
Vaazha Ninaiththal Vazhalam Veenai Meetum Kaigale
Maariyamman Thiruvizha Pozhuthu Eppo and Sirithal Sirithen
Ithu Eppadi Irukku All songs
Vatathukkul Chadhuram All songs
Mullum Malarum Adi Penne
Priya All songs
1979 Kavari Maan All songs
Poonthalir Manathil Yenna, Raja Chinna Raja and Vaan Ponmayile
Kalyanaraman All songs
Niram Maratha Pookal Aayiram Malargale and Niram Mara Pookale
Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai All songs
Vetrikku Oruvan All songs
1980 Nadhiyai Thedi Vandha Kadal All songs
Ullasa Paravaigal All songs
Poottaatha Poottukkal All songs
Anbukku Naan Adimai Kaattiloru Singakuttiyam and Onedrodu Onedranaom
Guru Naan Vanangugiren
Nizhalgal Dhoorathil Naan Kanda
Nenjathai Killathe Paruvame
Murattu Kaalai All songs
Rusi Kanda Poonai Anbu Mugam, En Nenjam and Kanna Nee Enge
1981 Kanni Theevu All songs
Meendum Kokila Hey Oraiyiram and Ponnaana Meni
Kazhugu All songs
Kadal Meengal Endrendrum Anandhame
Alaigal Oivathillai Kadhal Oviyam
Garjanai Enna Sugamana and Varuvai Anbe
Karaiyellam Shenbagapoo Kaadellam and Yeriyile
Ellam Inba Mayyam All songs
Oomai Ullangal Thulirvidum and Vazhavaitha
1982 Anandha Ragam Kadaloram and Megam Karukkuthu
Magane Magane Madhu Malargale and Per Solla Vantha
Thanikattu Raja Mullai Arumbe
Kadhal Oviyam Kuyile Kuyile
Enkeyo Ketta Kural All songs except Thaayum Naanai
Rani Theni Ramanukke Seethai
Kozhi Koovuthu Veeraiyya Veeraiyya
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan All songs except Aathu Pakkam
Adutha Varisu Aasai Nooruvagai, Kaveriye and Pesakoodathu
Mann Vasanai Anantha Then
1984 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal All songs
Vaazhkai Yaavum Ayyappa
Thambikku Entha Ooru All songs
Ambigai Neril Vanthaal Kalyana Chelai
Vaidehi Kathirunthal Megam Karukayilae
1985 En Selvame All songs except Naan Vaazha
1986 Neethane Antha Kuyil En Jeevan Paduthu
1987 Ullam Kavarntha Kalvan All songs except Kalangathale Oru Padam
1988 Irandil Ondru Sangeetha Poo, Thanga Kudam, Inge Ellarum and Kadhalukku Thoodhu
En Jeevan Paduthu All songs except Engirundho Azhaikkum
Dharmathin Thalaivan Muthamizh Kaviye
Manamagale Vaa All songs except Tell me
1989 Mappillai Ennathan Sugamo
1990 Michael Madana Kama Rajan Kadha Kelu and Sundari Neeyum
Puthu Paatu Intha Bhoomiye Enga
1991 Dharma Durai All songs except Aannenna
1992 Thambi Pondatti Kannan Vantha and Sonnalum
Pandiyan Paandiyanin Raajyathil
Raasukutti Adi Naan Pudicha and Holi Holi
1993 Chinna Kannamma Enthan Vazhkaiyin and Thayilla Pillai
Enga Muthalali Marumagale
1994 Veera , Aathile Annakili, Adi Pandhalile and Konji Konji
Vietnam Colony Enakku Ullathellam
Vanaja Girija Siragadikkuthu and Thirumagal Un
1995 Mayabazar All songs except Naan Poranthathu
Chandralekha Ammadi Aathadi and Vanji Ponnu
1998 Kavalai Padathe Sagodhara Thiruvonam Thirunalam, Iswar Allah and Chinna Chinna
2017 Muthuramalingam Thekkathi Singamada

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vamanan (11 August 2016). "Man of Mettle | From kitsch to classy, Panchu wrote them all". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Kollywood News | Tamil Film News - Maalaimalar".
  3. ^ "Tamil Writer, Producer Panchu Arunachalam celebrates his 70th Birthday". CNN IBN. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Making an impression". The Hindu. 3 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ S. R. Ashok kumar (12 February 2011). "My First Break: Subbu". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  6. ^ sify.com
  7. ^ http://siima.in/2016/winners.html