S. P. Muthuraman

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S. P. Muthuraman
Director SP Muthuraman at Be the Change 2015 Calendar Launch.jpg
Born
Muthuraman

(1935-04-07) 7 April 1935 (age 85)
Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupationfilm director, producer
Years active1972 - 1997
Spouse(s)Kamala
Parent(s)Rama Subbaiyaa
Visalakshi
RelativesSuba Veerapandian (Younger brother)

S. P. Muthuraman, also referred to as SPM,[1] 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.[2] Initially he worked mainly with R. Muthuraman, Jaishankar, Rajinikanth, Sivaji Ganesan and Kamal Haasan.[3] 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).[4][5] 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.[6] He was also the associate producer of the Rajinikanth starrer Sivaji.

Early life[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Other works[edit]

Muthuraman wrote a weekly column for The Hindu Tamil named Cinema Eduththu Paar; all articles were later published as a single book in paperback format.[9]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Year Film Notes
1997 Nimmadhi Ungal Choice Television series
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai
1992 Pandian Also producer
1992 Kaaval Geetham
1991 Jeevana Chadarangam Telugu film
1991 Thaiyalkaran
1990 Guru Sishyulu Telugu film
1990 Athisaya Piravi
1990 Thiyagu
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
1989 Raja Chinna Roja
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan
1988 Nallavan
1988 Guru Sishyan Dubbed into Hindi as Zulm Ka Badshah
1987 Manithan
1987 Per Sollum Pillai
1987 Velaikaran
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Telugu film
1986 Dharma Devathai
1986 Mr. Bharath
1985 Japanil Kalyanaraman
1985 Sri Raghavendrar
1985 Uyarndha Ullam
1985 En Selvame
1985 Ammavum Neeye Appavum Neeye
1985 Nalla Thambi
1984 Enakkul Oruvan
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan
1984 Oorukku Upadesam
1984 Naan Mahaan Alla
1983 Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey
1983 Adutha Varisu
1983 Oru Kai Pappom
1983 Paayum Puli Dubbed into Hindi as Fauladi Mukka
1982 Sakalakala Vallavan
1982 Enkeyo Ketta Kural
1982 Puthukavithai
1982 Pokkiri Raja
1981 Kudumbam Oru Kadambam
1981 Ranuva Veeran
1981 Netrikkann
1981 Kazhugu
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai
1980 Murattu Kaalai
1980 Rishi Moolam
1979 Vetrikku Oruvan
1979 Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
1979 Oru Koyil Iru Dheebangal
1979 Kadavul Amaitha Medai
1979 Kavari Maan
1978 Priya Made simultaneously in Kannada as Priya
1978 Sakka Podu Podu Raja
1978 Vatathukkul Chadhuram
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham
1977 Aalukkoru Aasai
1977 Aadu Puli Attam
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
1977 Pennai Solli Kutramillai
1977 Sonthamadi Nee Enakku
1976 Mogam Muppadhu Varusham
1976 Oru Kodiyil Iru Malargal
1976 Oru Oodhappu Kan Simittugiradhu
1976 Kaalangalil Aval Vasantham
1976 Thunive Thunai
1975 Aan Pillai Singam
1975 Mayangukiral Oru Maadhu
1975 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro
1974 Anbu Thangai
1974 Engamma Sapatham
1973 Dheiva Kuzhandhaigal
1973 Kasi Yathirai
1973 Petha Manam Pithu
1972 Kanimuthu Paappa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajinikanth deserves all the love he gets: SP Muthuraman". The Indian Express. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. ^ "S P Muthuraman - Successive hits - Who gave the most in Tamil cinema?". www.behindwoods.com.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (3 December 2009). "Musings, the Muthuraman way" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ Muthuraman, S. P. (13 May 2015). "சினிமா எடுத்துப் பார் 8- திரைக்கதை ஜாம்பவான் டி. பிரகாஷ் ராவ்!" [Try making a film, part 8 – The screenplay legend T. Prakash Rao!]. The Hindu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. ^ Jeshi, K. (18 March 2014). "Director's chair". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: Salute to the superstar -- A Rediff Special". www.rediff.com.
  7. ^ Dinamalar (11 July 2017). "எஸ்.பி.முத்துராமன் பேத்தி திருமண வரவேற்பு: திரையுலகினர் திரண்டு வாழ்த்து - SP Muthraman grand daughter wedding : Celebrities wished". தினமலர் - சினிமா.
  8. ^ "Tamil Cinema News – Kollywood News – Tamil Film News – Maalaimalar". cinema.maalaimalar.com.
  9. ^ https://www.amazon.in/Cinema-eduththu-paar-%E0%AE%9A%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%A9%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%AE%E0%AE%BE-%E0%AE%8E%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%A4%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%A4%E0%AF%81/dp/B078JNMH4B
  10. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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