Ilavarasu

Ilavarasu (born 26 August 1962) is an Indian cinematographer and actor, who works in the Tamil film industry (Kollywood). He started his career as a cinematographer and worked for 13 films, winning a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for one of them. He, however, became better known as an actor, after he debuted and appeared in pivotal roles in Bharathiraja's and Cheran's films. He starred in over 160 Tamil films, mostly in supporting roles.[1][2]

Ilavarasu
Born (1962-08-26) 26 August 1962 (age 59)
Sanipatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation
  • Cinematographer
  • actor
Years active1995–present

CareerEdit

According to T. Saravanan of The Hindu, Ilavarasu's debut film was to have been the unproduced Tamil film Top Tucker, and instead became Oru Kaidhiyin Diary (1984).[3] However, Malathi Rangarajan of the same paper says he first appeared in a minuscule role in Bharathiraja's 1987 film Vedham Pudhithu.[4]

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Muthal Mariyathai Photographer
1985 Idaya Kovil Shankar's Friend
1986 Kadalora Kavithaigal Chinnappa Das' friend
1987 Vedham Pudhithu Raja s' nephew
1988 Kodi Parakuthu Police constable
1990 Sandhana Kaatru Uncredited role
1994 Ravanan
1995 Pasumpon Angusamy
1997 Porkkaalam
2000 Vetri Kodi Kattu
Sabhash
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Pandi
Pandavar Bhoomi Carpenter
Thavasi Kaarmegam
Shahjahan Police Inspector
Kutty Pazhaniappan
2002 Sundara Travels
Maaran Irulandi
University
Bagavathi Singamuthu
Karmegham Saguni
Shree Pasupathy
Style Pandithurai
Gemini Police Commissioner
Red Auto Driver
2003 Anbe Sivam Police Inspector
Pallavan
Thiruda Thirudi
Kadhal Sadugudu
Pudhiya Geethai Shekar
Saamy Sivakasi Pattasu Raman
Jayam
Anjaneya Eshwarapandiyan
Eera Nilam Chellakannu
Boys Kumar's father
Naam
Unnai Charanadaindhen
Bheeshmar Aadhi
Ragasiyamai
Sindhamal Sitharamal
Well Done
2004 Kuththu
Autograph Narayanan Teacher
Jana
Sound Party
Madhurey
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei John Vaseegaran's servant Uncredited role
Giri Ramalingam
Neranja Manasu Poochi
Attahasam
Varnajalam Police Constable
Chatrapathi
Maha Nadigan
Aai
Jaisurya ACP
Meesai Madhavan Kadalas
Gomathi Nayagam Kutraleeswaran
2005 Ji
Gurudeva
Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Rajamani
Thavamai Thavamirundhu
Majaa
Chanakya Police inspector
Ayodhya Vaiyapuri
Don Chera Perumal
Sevvel
2006 Kalabha Kadhalan
Thambi Shankarayan
Sudesi Cook
Oru Kadhal Seiveer Aadhi
Don Chera Perumal
Sengathu Yedhukku
Kusthi Abi's father
Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei Mangunipaandiyan
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Muthukrishnan
2007 Agaram MLA
Sivaji Guest appearance
Thirumagan Thavasi
Chennai 600028 Manohar
Periyaar
Koodal Nagar
Cheena Thaana 001
Pasupathi c/o Rasakkapalayam
Nam Naadu
2008 Vaazhthugal Thirunavukkarasu
Pirivom Santhippom Visalakshi's neighbor
Thangam
Vambu Sandai
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Wellesley Prabhu
Kuruvi Elango
Kathavarayan Police inspector
Pandi Periyamaayan
Dhanam Dhanam's friend
Silambattam
Panchamirtham Kasi
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai
1977 Manikkam
Mayandi Kudumbathar
Engal Aasan Muthu
Pokkisham
Solla Solla Inikkum
Kanthaswamy
Ninaithale Inikkum Sethuraman
Madurai Sambavam
Arumugam
2010 Rettaisuzhi
Sura Samuthira Raja's sidekick
Goripalayam Moovendhan
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Dagalandi
Maanja Velu Sivagnanam
Milaga
Kalavani Ramasamy
2011 Ilaignan
Seedan Madhava Kounder
Bhavani Shanmugam
Muthukku Muthaaga Thavasi
Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu Ganesan's uncle
Mudhal Idam Ponnusamy
Puli Vesham Thamarai's father
Sadhurangam
Aduthathu
Velayudham Poor man
7aum Arivu Aravind's uncle
Marudhavelu Marudhavelu's father
2012 Kondaan Koduthaan Chellaiya
Kalakalappu Anjuvatti Alagesan
Manam Kothi Paravai Raamaiya
Billa II Selvaraj
Etho Seithai Ennai Veeru's aide
Ozhimuri Vaidyan Malayalam film
2013 Thillu Mullu Pasupathy's Uncle
Mathapoo Karthik's brother-in-law
Ya Ya Varadharajan
Jannal Oram Police Inspector
Chandhamama Santhanakrishnan's father
Pattam Pole Karthik's uncle Malayalam film
2014 Veeram Azhagappan
Sathuranga Vettai Chettiyar
Pappali
Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya Velpandiyan's father
Lingaa Saami Pillai
2015 Killadi Inspector Britto
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi Police Officer
Rajathandhiram Sethu Madhavan
Idam Porul Yaeval Unreleased
36 Vayadhinile Vegetable merchant
Papanasam Constable Shanmugam
Maanga Nambirajan
Jippaa Jimikki
Aaranyam
2016 Navarasa Thilagam Paneerselvam
Vetrivel Navaneetham
Ko 2 Home Minister
Uchathula Shiva Ondipuli
Kallattam Pazhani
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum Annamalai's friend
Chennai 600028 II Manohar
2017 Kanavu Variyam Appa
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Parvathy's brother
Aayirathil Iruvar Vanarajan
Mayaanadhi Police Inspector Ilavarasu Malayalam film
2018 Kadaikutty Singam Manikkam
Kannakkol
Azhagumagan
Aan Devathai Solvilanguperumal
Jarugandi Samuel
Kanaa Thangarasu
2019 Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma Ramanan
NGK MLA Pandiyan
Kalavani 2 Ramasamy
Sixer Aadhi's father
Magamuni Muthuraj
Thambi Jeevanand
2021 Kalathil Santhippom Ashok's father
Oru Kudaikul

As cinematographerEdit

Year Film Notes
1994 Karuththamma
1996 Panchalankurichi
1997 Periya Thambi
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai
Iniyavale
1999 Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer
2000 Veeranadai
Eazhaiyin Sirippil

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actor Notes
1994 Karuththamma Ponvannan
1996 Panchalankurichi Mahanadi Shankar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grill Mill: Ilavarasu – The Hindu".
  2. ^ Events – Being An Actor Ilavarasu
  3. ^ Saravanan, T. (4 October 2013). "Success through spontaneity" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (3 April 2011). "Spontaneity scores" – via www.thehindu.com.

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