P. Neelakantan

Palaniyaandi Neelakantan (2 October 1916 – 3 September 1992) was a Tamil film director, who was active for nearly four decades. He was born at Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. He graduated to movies from stage play. His play Naam Iruvar was brought by movie mogul Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar and made into a film in 1947. Then he wrote the dialogues for films like Vedala Ulagam in 1948. His directorial debut was with Oru Iravu in (1951), the dialogue for which was written by C. N. Annadurai. Two films that made him well-known are ALS productions Ambikapadi (1957) and Thirudadhe (1961). He also has directed movies in Kannada and Sinhalese Suneetha and Sujage Rahase. Neelakantan was mainly associated with creating M. G. Ramachandran's (MGR) movie persona. Between Chakravarthi Thirumagal in 1957 and Needhikku Thalaivanangu in 1976, Neelakantan directed altogether 17 of MGR's movies.

P. Neelakantan
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Born
Palaniyandi Neelakantan[1]

(1916-10-02)2 October 1916[1]
Villupuram
Died3 September 1992(1992-09-03) (aged 75)
Chennai
Nationality Indian
OccupationFilm director

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Story/ Screenplay
1981

6 March

Deiva Thirumanangal  Y Tamil (There are 3 stories)

for his part,(Meenakshi Kalyanam),under this title K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1978 Madhuraiyai Meetta Sundharapandiyan  N  N Tamil with MGR, (P. Neelakantan write only the dialogues)

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1976 Needhikku Thalaivanangu  Y  N Tamil with MGR (17/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1975 Ninaithadhai Mudippavan  Y  N Tamil with MGR (16/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1974 Netru Indru Naalai  Y  N Tamil with MGR (15/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1973 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban  N  N Tamil with MGR, (as consulting)

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1972 Raman Thediya Seethai  Y  N Tamil with MGR (14/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1972 Sange Muzhangu  Y  N Tamil with MGR (13/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Oru Thaai Makkal  Y  N Tamil with MGR (12/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Neerum Neruppum  Y  N Tamil with MGR (11/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1971 Kumari Kottam  Y  N Tamil with MGR (10/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1970 En Annan  Y  N Tamil with MGR (9/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1970 Maattukara Velan  Y  N Tamil with MGR (8/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1968 Kanavan  Y  N Tamil 25th Film

with MGR (7/17), M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1968 Kannan En Kadhalan  Y  N Tamil with MGR (6/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1967 Kaavalkaaran  Y  N Tamil with MGR (5/17),

M. S. Viswanathan, the composer

1966

29 April

Avan Pithana?  Y  N Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Parthasarathi, the composer

1965

25 December

Anandi  Y Tamil M. S. Viswanathan, the composer
1965

23 October

Poomalai  Y  N Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1964

24 December

Sujage Rahasa  Y  N Sinhala T. R. Pappa, the composer
1964 Poompuhar  Y  N Tamil The introduction made by M. Karunanidhi

R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1963 Koduthu Vaithaval  Y  N Tamil with MGR (4/17),

K. V. Mahadevan, the composer

1963 Raj Mahal  Y Tamil
1962 Edhaiyum Thaangum Idhayam  Y  N Tamil T. R. Pappa, the composer
1961 Nallavan Vazhvan  Y  N Tamil with MGR (3/17),

T. R. Pappa, the composer

1961 Thirudadhe  Y  N Tamil with MGR (2/17),

S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, the composer

1960

1 April

Aadavantha Deivam  Y  N Tamil K. V. Mahadevan, the composer
1958

3 October

Sabaash Meena  Y  N Tamil T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1958

21 August

Suneetha  Y  N Sinhala T. R. Pappa, the composer
1958

16 July

Thedi Vandha Selvam  Y  N Tamil also producer under his Arasu Pictures,

T. G. Lingappa, the composer

1957

18 October

Ambikapathy  Y  Y Tamil G. Ramanathan, the composer
1957 Chakravarthi Thirumagal  Y  N Tamil with MGR (1/17),

G. Ramanathan, the composer

1955 Shivasharane Nambekka  Y Kannada T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1955

20 September

Gomathiyin Kaadhalan  Y  Y Tamil G. Ramanathan, the composer
1955 Modala Thedi  Y Kannada T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1955

12 March

Mudhal Thethi  Y  Y Tamil T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1954

13 April

Kalyanam Panniyum Brammachari  Y  N Tamil T. G. Lingappa, the composer
1951

11 April

Or Iravu  Y  Y Tamil R. Sudharsanam, the composer
1949

22 December

Vazhkai  N  Y Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director,

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1948

11 August

Vedhala Ulagam  N  Y Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director,

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

1947

12 January

Naam Iruvar  N  Y Tamil with A. V. Meiyappan, as director. P. Neelakantan write the story and the dialogues

(he was assistant director with M. V. Raman) R. Sudharsanam, the composer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MGR Remembered – Part 31 – Ilankai Tamil Sangam".

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