Panchu Arunachalam

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Panchu Arunachalam
Panchanathan Arunachalam[1]

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

Panchanathan Arunachalam (18 June 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 legendary Indian composer Ilaiyaraaja to the world of cinema.


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]


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  1. ^ Vamanan (11 August 2016). "Man of Mettle | From kitsch to classy, Panchu wrote them all". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
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  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. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ S. R. Ashok kumar (12 February 2011). "My First Break: Subbu". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
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