S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
7 April 1935
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||film director, producer|
|Years active||1972 - 1997|
|Relatives||Suba Veerapandian (Younger brother)|
S. P. Muthuraman, also referred to as SPM, is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. He has directed nearly 75 films in Tamil. He was one of the most successful commercial directors in Tamil cinema. Initially he worked mainly with R. Muthuraman, Jaishankar, Rajinikanth, Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan. He was born in Karaikudi. His father Karaikudi Subbiah was an MLA.
S. P. Muthuraman debuted as an assistant director in the film Kalathur Kannamma (1960). He has received two South Filmfare Awards and a Best Director award from the Tamil Nadu State Government.
Since 1977, his association with Rajinikanth proved to be extremely successful, as they went on work together in 25 films. Muthuraman was mainly responsible for moulding Rajini's career and turning him into a commercial star. He was also the associate producer of the Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji.
Muthuraman was born in a Nattukottai Nagarathar family in Karaikudi. His father Karaikudi Subbiah was an MLA. Muthuraman's younger brother is Prof. Suba Veerapandian. He started his film career through AVM Productions as an editor, then an assistant director to the duo Krishnan–Panju, eventually working with A. Bhimsingh, D. Yoganand, Puttanna Kanagal, M. Krishnan Nair and A. C. Tirulokchandar.
- 1977 – Best Director – Tamil for Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu
- 1978 – Best Director – Tamil for Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri
- 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award – South
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