Raj Kapoor (Tamil film director)

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Raj Kapoor
Picture of director rajkapoor 2014.jpg
Born
Shahul Mohammed

(1958-08-15) 15 August 1958 (age 62)
OccupationFilm director, Actor
Years active1991–Present
ChildrenLate Sharook Kapoor,

Shammeema Kapoor,

Shania Kapoor
Parent(s)Mohamed Meeran Labbai and Sainubu Bevi

Raj Kapoor (August 15, 1958)is an Indian Tamil film Director who has directed multiple Tamil language films, notably Uthama Raasa, Kusthi, Aval Varuvala and also Nandhini serial. He introduced cinematic techniques in his Tamil serial Nandini causing a huge hype in south Indian film industry.[1] He has also appeared as a supporting actor in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films.[2]

Career[edit]

Raj Kapoor started his cinema career as an assistant director to Film director C. V. Sridhar one of the legends of golden period of Tamil cinema. Later became an independent Film director for Thalattu Ketkuthamma.

Thalattu Ketkuthamma is a Tamil language drama film directed by Raj kapoor in his directorial debut. The film features Prabhu and Kanaka in lead roles. The film, produced by Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan and Kanchana Sivaraman, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 5 November 1991. The film completed a 100-day run. It was remade in Telugu as Chittemma Mogudu. Which led him to do several commercial films of 90's era.

After making his debut as an actor in Thalaimurai (1998), Raj Kapoor announced his intentions of continuing to act in films ahead of prioritizing directorial work.[3]

During the early 2000s, he worked on the production of a big-budget family drama titled Enna Vilai Azhagae with Prashanth and Amisha Patel in the leading roles. Despite completing most of the film and having schedules abroad in Paris, the film was shelved and remains unreleased.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

His son Sharook Kapoor began assisting in Raj Kapoor's film direction works. On February 17, 2020 Sharook Kapoor who was in Mecca with his mother for pilgrimage died.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Films
Year Film Language Notes
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil
1992 Chinna Pasanga Naanga
1993 Uthama Raasa
Chinna Jameen
1994 Seeman
Sathyavan
1997 Vallal
1998 Aval Varuvala
Kalyana Galatta
1999 Anantha Poongatre State award for dialogue
2000 Sudhandhiram
2002 Samasthanam
2003 Ramachandra
2006 Kusthi
2008 Vambu Sandai
Serials
Year Serial Language Notes
2017 – 2018 Nandini Tamil
Kannada
Complete Series 1
2019 Rasaathi Tamil First 28 Episodes
2021 – Present Jothi

Actor[edit]

Films
  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
1983 Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu Watchman
1986 Aruvadai Naal Police inspector
1989 Pick Pocket Police inspector
1998 Thalaimurai Muthu's father
1999 Anantha Poongatre Malavika's uncle
Bobbili Vamsham Raghava Rayudu's father Telugu film
Taj Mahal Machakanni's Brother
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Police Sub-Inspector
Sudhandhiram One Hand Man
2001 Vaanchinathan Inspector Raveendran
Aandan Adimai
2002 Samasthanam Eswaramoorthy
Kadhal Virus Director
2003 Ramachandra Naga
Whistle Baji
Thennavan Politician
Winner Vaira Kannan
Kadhal Kirukkan Ravi Varma
2004 Adi Thadi Tirupati's Assistant
Madhurey Kanthuvatti
Giri Paramasivam
Maha Nadigan Rajan
Jaisurya Politician
2005 Ayya Police inspector
Kannadi Pookal Police inspector
Thambi Police inspector
6'2 Police inspector
Padhavi Paduthum Paadu Raja
Aanai Trafficker
Aaru Bhoominathan
2006 Madrasi Ravi Bhai
Thuruppugulan Sub-Inspector Aarumugham Malayalam film
Kusthi Rowdy
Dharmapuri Silandhi Karuppu
2007 Agaram Police Deputy Superintendent
Naan Avanillai Chief Investigation Officer
Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen Varadharajan
Nam Naadu Local Rowdy
Vel Vel's Uncle
2008 Pazhani Vaikundan
Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Emaloga Kutravali
Thotta Shanmugham's father
Sandai Kamaraj's cousin
Pandi Kothalam
Dhanam Inspector Kapoor
Buddhivantha Investigation Officer Kannada film
2009 Villu Oor Thalaivar
Thee
Mayandi Kudumbathar Paraman's uncle
Maasilamani Kanthuvatti
Ainthaam Padai Rajadurai
2010 Goripalayam
Guru Sishyan Guru Moorthy's Assistant
Kanagavel Kaaka Mannadi Narayanan
Vaadaa Politician
2011 Bhavani Lawyer
Muthukku Muthaaga Thavasi's relative
Ponnar Shankar King's Minister
Nooravathu Naal Director
2012 Akilan CBI Officer
Kondaan Koduthaan
Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam Director
Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam
2013 Alex Pandian Police Commissioner
Haridas P.T. Coach
Oruvar Meethu Iruvar Sainthu Savita's guardian
Maayai
2014 Uyirukku Uyiraga Managing director
Sooran
Aranmanai Driver
Vilaasam
2015 Aambala Saravanan's uncle
Eli Old Time Police
Pallikoodam Pogamale Kayalvizhi's Father
2016 Aranmanai 2 Driver
Saagasam Politician
Jennifer Karuppaiya
Adra Machan Visilu
Wagah Vasu's father
Thagadu King's Minister
Aasi Durga's father
Kodi Finance Minister
2018 Kilambitangayaa Kilambitangayaa
Kannakkol Police officer
2019 Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Politician


Serials
Year Serial Role Language Notes
2019 – 2020 Run Selvanayagam Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamil cinema Data Base of actors,actress,directors". Cinesouth.com. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ "dinakaran". 23 May 2000. Archived from the original on 23 May 2000. Retrieved 10 December 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Google Groups". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "'Enna Vilai Azhagae' - Love in 2000". 18 August 2004. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010417062904/http://www.minnamutam.com/cinema/previews/ennavilaialage.asp
  6. ^ "Tamil director Raj Kapoor's 23-yr-old son passes away suddenly in Mecca". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 4 July 2020.