Valampuri Somanathan

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Valampuri Somanathan
Bornc. 1928
Died21 June 2010(2010-06-21) (aged 81–82)
OccupationPoet, screenwriter, producer, director

Valampuri Somanathan (c. 1928 – 21 June 2010) was a Tamil scholar and poet. He worked as a screenwriter in the Tamil film industry. In addition to screenwriting, he produced and directed a few films in Tamil.[1] He was elected as president of Film Producers Guild of South India in 1987.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]

As writer
As producer
As director


  • Tamizh Pada Ulagin Thanthai director K. Subrahmanyam (2004), a book based on the life of Tamil film director K. Subrahmanyam[3]


  1. ^ Guy, Randor (7 December 2004). "Pioneer filmmaker". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Somanathan is guild president". The Indian Express. 1 May 1987. p. 12. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "India trilogy from Krishnaswamy Associates". The Hindu. 9 September 2004. Retrieved 12 March 2014.