Rajasekhar (director)

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Died23 April 1991
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1978–1991

Rajashekar was an Indian film director and producer of Kollywood.


He was one of the most successful director of 1980s and his major works were with Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan .Almost all of Rajnikanth's mid to late 80s blockbusters like Thambikku Entha Ooru, Padikkadavan, Maapillai and Dharma Dorai were directed by Rajasekhar. He was also the director of Kamal Haasan movies Vikram, the first Tamil film which crossed the budget of 1 crore and Kakki Chattai, the cult entertainer. He also directed Malaiyoor Mambattiyan which was a silver jubilee hit, and Maaveeran the only movie that did not do well in box office. He also directed Vijaykanth movie Eetti and Cooliekkaran which was a silver jublee hit.


Year Film Language Notes
1980 Hunnimeya Rathriyalli Kannada Remade as Punnami Naagu and Jeene Ki Arzoo
1980 Punnami Naagu Telugu Remake of Hunnimeya Rathriyalli
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo Hindi Remake of Hunnimeya Rathriyalli
1981 Kanneer Pookkal Tamil
1982 Amma Tamil
1983 Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Tamil
1984 Thambikku Entha Ooru Tamil Remade in Kannada as Anjada Gandu
1984 Gangvaa Hindi Remake of Malaiyoor Mambattiyan
1985 Eetti Tamil
1985 Padikkadavan Tamil Remake of Khud-Daar
1985 Kaakki Sattai Tamil Inspiration for Guru
1986 Vikram Tamil Based on novel of same name by Sujatha Rangarajan
1986 Kanmaniye Pesu Tamil Remake of Baseraa
1986 Murattuk Karangal Tamil
1986 Kalamellam Unn Madiyil Tamil
1986 Lakshmi Vandhachu Tamil Remake of Khubsoorat
1986 Maaveeran Tamil Remake of Mard
1987 Cooliekkaran Tamil Remake of Kaalia
1988 Kazhugumalai Kallan Tamil
1988 Paatti Sollai Thattathe Tamil Remade as Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata
1989 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu Remake of Paatti Sollai Thattathe
1989 Mappillai Tamil Remake of Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu
1989 Karunguyil Kundram Tamil
1990 Pudhu Varisu Tamil
1991 Dharma Dorai Tamil Remake of Kannada movie Deva


He died shortly before the 100 days celebration of his last film Dharma Dorai in an accident in the year 1991.


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