R. Ajay Gnanamuthu

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R. Ajay Gnanamuthu
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Ajay
Born (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 33)[1]
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
EducationLoyola College,Chennai.
OccupationFilm Director, Screenwriter
Known forDemonte Colony
Imaikka Nodigal

R Ajay Gnanamuthu is an Indian film director and screenwriter working primarily in Tamil cinema. He started his career assisting producer-filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss in the films 7aum Arivu and Thuppakki. In 2015, he debuted as director with the horror-thriller film Demonte Colony, [2] which was received well by critics and the audience. It was declared a super hit at the box office. His second outing, Imaikkaa Nodigal, became a success.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ajay completed his schooling at St. John's High School and St. Patrick's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and later joined Loyola College.[4] During his college days as a student of the visual communications department, he enjoyed making short films.[5] He also completed a Digital Filmmaking Diploma in SAE Institute, Chennai simultaneously.

Career[edit]

Ajay was selected to contest in the short film making show, Naalaya Iyakunar Season-1 in 2010 where he finished as one of the finalists. He then joined filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss as an assistant director,[6] and worked in films such as 7aum Arivu (2011) and Thuppakki (2012).[7]

He later went on to direct Demonte Colony in 2015 and Imaikkaa Nodigal in 2018. Both movies became hits at the box office.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Writer Note
2015 Demonte Colony Yes Yes
2018 Imaikkaa Nodigal Yes Yes
2021 Cobra Yes Yes Post-Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R-Ajay-Gnanamuthu".
  2. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (23 May 2015). "Demonte Colony: Much promise". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Young super hit director says no to 'Thalapathy 65' - Tamil News". 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Demonte Colony is a gripping tale of horror". Rediff. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Unadulterated Horror will surely spook you out". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Arulnithi in horror film 'Demonte Colony'". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  7. ^ "'Demonte Colony': Strong foundation with brilliant technical execution". Deccan Chronicle. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015.

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