S. R. Prabhu

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S. R. Prabhu
Treasurer at Tamil Film Producers Council
Assumed office
Personal details
BornSundakkampalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Spouse(s)Deepthi Muthusamy
RelativesSivakumar, Suriya, Karthi
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India

S. R. Prabhu is an Indian film producer. During his tenure at Studio Green (2006–13), he has produced 12 Tamil films and distributed 18 films in Tamil and Telugu. In 2010, he and his brother S. R. Prakashbabu founded Dream Warrior Pictures, a film production company. He is also a partner in Potential Studios, which is another film production company. S. R. Prabhu is a relative of the veteran actor Sivakumar and cousin of actors Suriya and Karthi.


Studio Green (2006-2013)[edit]

While at Studio Green, they produced Naan Mahaan Alla, starring Karthi and Kajal Agarwal, followed by Siruthai, starring Karthi and Tamannaah Bhatia. Simultaneously, they distributed Yamudu (Telugu version of Singam) and Aawara (Telugu version of Paiyaa). In 2012, he started venturing into small budget films by acquiring Attakathi and Kumki. In 2013, they produced and distributed Alex Pandian, starring Karthi and distributed Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga. They also distributed Soodhu Kavvum, which opened to highly positive critical reaction. He produced All in All Azhagu Raja (2013), Biriyani (2013), Madras (2014) and Komban (2015), all starred by Karthi.

Dream Warrior Pictures (2010-present)[edit]

S.R. Prabhu, along with his brother S.R. Prakashbabau, founded a new production company called Dream Warrior Pictures and its maiden production was Saguni (2012), starring Karthi and Pranitha, which was a box office hit. Initially, producers shot the film with Salim Ghouse as villain, while watching double positive, they felt the change of villain was needed and re-shot the entire portion with Prakash Raj as villain.[1] After Saguni, they have started their next production and the movie is titled Kaashmora (2016), which is to be a high budget film in Karthi's career. Karthi, Nayanthara,[2] Sri Divya and Vivek are the protagonists in Kaashmora.[3][4] This movie turns out to be a horror comedy flick, directed by Gokul, whose previous movie was Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara and the music is composed by Santhosh Narayanan. Kaashmora involves huge VFX work with CG footage amounting to nearly 70 mins.[5]

His next project was titled Joker (2016), directed by Raju Murugan, whose previous film was Cuckoo. Guru Somasundaram is the protagonist of the movie Joker.[6][4] This movie emphasises the necessity of toilets for all rural homes. Even the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed this issue. Hence, medias are asking the Prime Minister to watch the film.[7] In the movie, the protagonist thinks himself the President of India.[8] "Joker explores different side of me", says Guru Somasundaram.[9] The Superstar of Tamil Cinema Padma Vibhushan Rajnikath praised the Joker team.[10] Joker won the Tamil Film competition of 14th Chennai International Film Festival held in January 2017 at Chennai.[11][12][13] Also, the film won a few more awards for Best Dialogues and Best Production, which is conferred by Ananda Vikatan.[14]

Simultaneously, the Company started producing another movie titled Aruvi, which is an Eco-Social Drama, directed by Arun Prabhu. The Team had been hunting for a lead artist through all social medias.[15] Aruvi made its International Premiere at Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2016.[16] Producer S.R. Prabhu says: "We are so much proud that Aruvi has become one of the best films produced under our banner".[17] Alongside Aruvi, Kootathil Orthan is also started, which is directed by Gnanavel, his debut movie.[18][19] Ashok Selvan and Priya Anand are doing the lead roles in this movie.[20] After Kaashmora, Aruvi and Kootathil Oruthan, the production house is producing Karthi's 16th movie titled Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru and Suriya's 36th movie, cast and crew is to be finalised for both the projects.[21][22][23] Also, Dream Warrior Pictures is eyeing for an International co-production for their project The Sunshine, which is written by Leena Manimekalai and Antonythasan Jesuthasan, to be directed by Leena Manimekalai. The Sunshine is about a young refugee (Armstrong) who flees from the war-torn northern Sri Lanka and embarks on a perilous journey through India, Nepal and Thailand towards an uncertain destination, leaving his childhood sweetheart on the shores that foam blood.[24][25] The Sunshine was presented in the 2016 Film Bazaar co-production market.[26]

Potential Studios (2014-present)[edit]

Under Potential Studios,[27] his first movie was Maya (2015),[28] starring Aari and Nayantara, directed by Ashwin Saravanan, which is his debut movie.[29] The movie won many awards for Nayantara in various events. The movie has simultaneous release in Telugu as Mayuri. after Maya, Potential Studio's next title was Maanagaram (2017), directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, starred by Sundeep Kishan, Sri and Regina Cassandra.[30] Maanagaram had its theatrical release on 10 March 2017.[31] After Maya and Maanagaram, Monster is the third film from this production house, starring S. J. Suryah, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Karunakaran and directed by Nelson Venkatesan.[32][33]

Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council (2017-present)[edit]

He was elected as Treasurer in the Tamil Film Producers Council election, which was held on 2 April 2017.[34][35][36]


Dream Warrior Pictures (as Producer)[edit]

Year Title Cast Director Release Status Mentions
2012 Saguni Karthi, Pranitha Subhash, Prakash Raj Shankar Dayal June 2012
2016 Joker Guru Somasundaram,

Ramya Pandiyan, Gayathri Krishnaa, Mu Ramasamy, Bava Chelladurai

Raju Murugan August 2016
2016 Kaashmora Karthi, Nayanthara, Sri Divya Gokul October 2016 Best Makeup Award at Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards 2016 [48]
2017 Aruvi Aditi Balan Arun Prabhu December 2017
2017 Kootathil Oruthan Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand Gnanavel July 2017
2017 Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh H. Vinoth November 2017
TBC The Sunshine Antonythasan Jesuthasan Leena Manimekalai Pre-Production Pitched at Co-Production market, NFDC Film Bazaar 2016, Goa
2019 NGK Suriya Selvaraghavan May 2019
2019 Raatchasi Jyothika, Hareesh Peradi Sy. Gowthamraj July 2019
2019 Kaithi Karthi, Narain, George Maryan Lokesh Kanagaraj October 2019
2020 Vattam Sibi, Andrea Kamalakannan Post-production
2020 Sulthan Karthi, Rashmika Mandanna Bakkiyaraj Kannan Filming

Potential Studios (as Producer)[edit]

Year Title Cast Director Release Status Notes
2015 Maya Aari, Nayanthara Ashwin Saravanan Sep 2015
2017 Maanagaram Sundeep, Sri, Regina Cassandra Lokesh Kanagaraj Mar 2017
2019 Monster S. J. Surya, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Karunakaran Nelson Venkatesan May 2019
2020 Untitled Vikram Prabhu Tamilarasan

Studio Green (as Producer)[edit]

Year Title Cast Director Notes
2010 Singam Suriya, Anushka Shetty Hari Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year
Naan Mahaan Alla Karthi, Kajal Aggarwal Suseenthiran Nominated - Vijay Award for Favourite Film
2011 Siruthai Karthi, Tamannaah Siva Nominated - Vijay Award for Favourite Film
2012 Attakathi Dinesh, Nandita Swetha Pa. Ranjith
2013 Alex Pandian Karthi, Anushka Shetty Suraj
All in All Azhagu Raja Karthi, Kajal Aggarwal M. Rajesh
Pizza II: Villa Ashok Selvan, Sanchita Shetty Deepan Chakravarthy
Biriyani Karthi, Hansika Motwani Venkat Prabhu
2014 Madras Karthi, Catherine Tresa Pa. Ranjith
2015 Komban Karthi, Lakshmi Menon M. Muthaiah


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