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Subaskaran Allirajah
Born (1972-03-02) 2 March 1972 (age 52)
Jaffna, Dominion of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Occupation(s)Founder & chairman Lycamobile, Lyca Productions
SpousePrema Subaskaran
Children3

Subaskaran Allirajah (born 2 March 1972) is a British-Sri Lankan Tamil entrepreneur and film producer. He is the founder and chairman of Lycamobile, a telecommunications company and also its entertainment subsidiary called Lyca Productions, based in Chennai, India, and began the production with its first tamil film Kaththi (2014). It produced the science fiction thriller 2.0 (2018), which was India's most expensive film and the 5th most expensive non-English-language film at the time of its release.[1] Lyca Productions has also produced Ponniyin Selvan: I (2022) and Ponniyin Selvan: II (2023) which are both Tamil cinema releases.

In September 2021, he was announced as the new owner of the Jaffna Kings for the Lanka Premier League (LPL). Lyca Kovai Kings, a cricket team representing Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) tournament, is owned by Lyca Productions.[2][3]

Filmography

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Produced films

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Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
List of Lyca productions
Year Title Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
2014 Kaththi Tamil A. R. Murugadoss Vijay, Samantha, Neil Nitin Mukesh Two look-a-likes eventually come together to tackle the burning issues of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment. [4]
2016 Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Tamil Sam Anton G. V. Prakash Kumar, Anandhi, Saravanan A simpleton is mistakenly earmarked as the successor of an ageing notorious don after falling in love with the don's daughter. [5]
2017 Khaidi No. 150 Telugu V. V. Vinayak Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal, Tarun Arora Two look-a-likes eventually come together to tackle the burning issues of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment. [6]
Yaman Tamil Jeeva Shankar Vijay Antony, Miya, Thiagarajan A young man enters politics to fight corruption and avenge the murder of his father. [7]
Ippadai Vellum Tamil Gaurav Narayanan Udhayanidhi Stalin, Manjima Mohan, Daniel Balaji Two innocent men are mistaken for members of a terrorist organisation. [8]
2018 Diya Tamil A. L. Vijay Sai Pallavi, Naga Shourya, RJ Balaji After an abortion, a woman's life takes an unexpected turn when she is visited by the foetus, who is now grown up and is visible to her. [9]
Kolamavu Kokila Tamil Nelson Dilipkumar Nayanthara, Yogi Babu, Saranya A young woman gets involved with a drug smuggling gang to pay for her mother's cancer treatment. [10]
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Tamil Mani Ratnam Arvind Swami, STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay A family of gangsters go through a power struggle as they attempt to find the assassin who targeted their father. [11]
Vada Chennai Tamil Vetrimaaran Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh Set in North Chennai, a young man is drawn into a gang war. [12]
2.0 Tamil S. Shankar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson Scientists help the government investigate a threat beyond understanding. [13]
2019 Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven Tamil Sundar C. STR, Megha Akash, Catherine Tresa The heir of a billionaire tries to unite his estranged aunt with his family again. [14]
Kaappaan Tamil K. V. Anand Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya, Sayyeshaa An SPG Commander cum organic farmer tries to save the nation from an evil businessman [15]
2020 Darbar Tamil A. R. Murugadoss Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Nivedhaa Thomas, Sunil Shetty A daredevil cop is on a rampage to eliminate a drug syndicate in Mumbai [16]
Mafia: Chapter 1 Tamil Karthick Naren Arun Vijay, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Prasanna An NCB Officer and his batch mates, bring down a drug lord who is also a successful entrepreneur. [17]
2022 Don Tamil Cibi Chakaravarthi Sivakarthikeyan, S. J. Suryah, Priyanka Mohan A reluctant engineering student repeatedly clashing with the college discipline mentor, while still trying to discover his passion in life and prove his eligibility to his father. [18]
Panni Kutty Tamil Anucharan Murugaiyan Yogi Babu, Karunakaran [19]
Good Luck Jerry Hindi Sidharth Sengupta Janhvi Kapoor A young woman gets involved with a drug smuggling gang to pay for her mother's cancer treatment. [20]
Ponniyin Selvan: I Tamil Mani Ratnam Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu Set in the 10th century, it tells the story of early life of chola emperor Arunmozhi Varman. [21]
Ram Setu Hindi Abhishek Sharma Akshay Kumar Aryan Kulshrestha, an Atheist Archaeologist, sets out on a journey to unveil and prove the mysterious secrets of Ram Setu, a man-made structure built by Lord Rama
Pattathu Arasan Tamil A. Sarkunam Atharvaa, Rajkiran
Naai Sekar Returns Tamil Suraj Vadivelu
Raangi Tamil M. Saravanan Trisha, Anaswara Rajan A brave journalist, tries to solve an issue of a minor girl, but eventually trapped into an international issue.
2023 Thiruvin Kural Tamil Harish Prabhu Arulnithi, Bharathiraja, Aathmika [22]
Ponniyin Selvan: II Tamil Mani Ratnam Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu Set in the 10th century, it tells the story of early life of chola emperor Arunmozhi Varman.
Theera Kaadhal Tamil Rohin Venkatesan Jai, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sshivada A mild mannered man's life turns upside town, when he meets a woman from his past.
Chandramukhi 2 Tamil P. Vasu Raghava Lawrence, Kangana Ranaut, Vadivelu A family tries to install a god's temple, but their plans are thwarted by a woman's spirit.
2024 Mission: Chapter 1 Tamil A. L. Vijay Arun Vijay, Amy Jackson, Nimisha Sajayan
Lal Salaam Tamil Aishwarya Rajinikanth Rajinikanth, Vishnu Vishal, Vikranth
Indian 2 Tamil S. Shankar Kamal Haasan, Siddharth, Bobby Simha, S. J. Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar
Vettaiyan Tamil T. J. Gnanavel Rajinikanth, Manju Warrier, Fahadh Faasil, Rana Daggubati, Ritika Singh, Dushara Vijayan Post-Production
2025 Indian 3 Tamil S. Shankar Kamal Haasan, Siddharth, Bobby Simha, S. J. Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar Filming
Vidaa Muyarchi Tamil Magizh Thirumeni Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Regina Cassandra, Aarav
L2: Empuraan Malayalam Prithviraj Sukumaran Mohanlal [23][24]

Distributed films

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In addition to the films produced by Lyca Productions since 2014, the following filmsfrom other banners were distributed by the company:

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Tamil Vignesh Shivan Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, RJ Balaji and Radhika Sarathkumar Pandiyan, a policeman's son, falls in love with Kadhambari, a girl with hearing impairment. She agrees to have a relationship with him only if he helps her kill a gangster who murdered her parents. [25]
2016 Visaranai Vetrimaaran Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss Four labourers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed. Just when they feel relieved after being saved by an honest policeman, they find that the worst is yet to come. [26]
Vetrivel Vasantha Mani Sasikumar, Miya, Prabhu and Nikhila Vimal In a bid to help his younger brother unite with the girl he loves, Vetrivel and his friends decide to kidnap her. Things take an ugly turn when their plan goes wrong and results in messy situations. [27]
2017 Spyder A. R. Murugadoss Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet Singh and S. J. Surya Shiva, an intelligence officer, develops a phone software that helps him track those in need of help. He sets out to save the people of Hyderabad when he realises that a serial killer is on the loose. [28]
2018 Kaala Pa. Ranjith Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani and Huma Qureshi Karikaalan consistently fights to keep the people of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, safe from the clutches of mighty politicians and the land mafia don, Hari Dhadha. [29]
Irumbu Thirai P. S. Mithran Vishal, Arjun and Samantha Ruth Prabhu A military officer borrows money from a bank using fake papers for his sister's marriage. However, when the money goes missing from his account, he begins an investigation that leads him to a hacker. [30]
Sandakozhi 2 N. Linguswamy Vishal, Keerthy Suresh, Rajkiran and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar Balu returns from New York and sets out to protect his family from an evil-minded man. Complications further arise as he falls in love with a woman, who reminds him of his ex-lover. [31]
2021 Pushpa: The Rise Tamil dubbed Sukumar Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, Fahadh Faasil, Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Rao Ramesh and Anasuya Bharadwaj Violence erupts between red sandalwood smugglers and the police charged with bringing down their organisation in the Seshachalam Hills of Andhra Pradesh state. [32]
2022 RRR S. S. Rajamouli N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody and Ray Stevenson A tale of two legendary revolutionaries and their journey far away from home. After their journey they return home to start fighting back against British colonialists in the 1920s. [33][34]
Sita Ramam Hanu Raghavapudi Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur, Rashmika Mandanna and Sumanth To not get rusticated A rebellious student leaves to India to fulfill her dead grandfather's wish, to deliver a letter the visit leads her to a love story between an orphan Indian Army soldier and a woman unbeknownst to him a rich heiress in the 60s. Will she deliver the letter to her?
Baba (Re-release) Tamil Suresh Krissna Rajinikanth, Manisha Koirala and Goundamani The film's story is about a carefree young non-believer of supreme power, Baba, who is a reincarnation of a great saint from the Himalayas. [35][36]
2023 Thunivu H. Vinoth Ajith Kumar Radha, a dreaded gangster, and his men plot to rob "Your Bank", one of the biggest privately-owned bank in Chennai, only to realise that another gang led a by mysterious person, nicknamed Dark Devil, has already hijacked the bank. The police, led by DGP Dayalan, is trying to figure out a way to capture Dark Devil, only to realize that his motive is to actually expose the privately-owned banks involved in financial fraud.
Merry Christmas Tamil Sriram Raghavan Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi
2024 Captain Miller Tamil Arun Matheswaran Dhanush, Priyanka Mohan, Shivarajkumar

Awards

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In October 2011 Lycatel was ranked 36th out of 250 leading mid-market private companies in The Sunday Times.[37] Allirajah received a gold award for Best Overall Enterprise in 2010 at the Asian Achievers Award ceremony for the impact he has made on the Asian community in the UK.[38] The Asian Voice Political and Public Life awarded Allirajah in 2011 its "International Entrepreneur of the Year" award.[39]

In 2012 the English Asian Business Awards presented Allirajah with the "2011 Power Business of the Year" award, recognizing the growth of the Lycamobile business globally,[40] as well as the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" award.[41]

Since November 2018, Lycatel and its founder have been embroiled in a number of disputes relating to alleged fraud. The company was due for a tribunal hearing in March 2020 to argue against the HM Revenue and Customs. The firm estimates that it would have to pay £60m if it loses – a potential liability that has almost doubled in recent years. Lycamobile declined to say how much is at stake in two other disputes.[42]

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