Rama Narayanan (3 April 1949 – 22 June 2014) was an Indian film director and producer. In the 1980s, he was known as a director who specialized in shooting commercial films in which animals played vital roles, while in the 1990s, several of his films were based on Hindu devotional subjects. He has also headed the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) for three consecutive elections, before resigning in 2011. Narayanan was born in Karaikudi in a merchant community known as Nattukottai Nagarathar. He died on 22 June 2014 at a Singapore hospital due to kidney-related ailments.
|Born||23 July 1949|
|Died||22 June 2014 (aged 65)|
|Other names||Ramanarayanan, Ram Narayan|
|Occupation||Director, producer, writer|
Narayanan came to Chennai intending to become a songwriter, but he became a dialogue writer for films. He and his friend M. A. Khaja started to write dialogues together under the pen name Ram-Rahim.
In 1976, Narayanan wrote his first story, screenplay and dialogue for the film Aasai Arubadhu Naal. He produced his first film Meenakshi Kungumam in 1977 and directed his first film Sumai in 1981. He also wrote the script for Chiranjeevi's film Punnami Naagu. His 50th film was Veeran Veluthambi, for which M. Karunanidhi wrote the story and dialogue. His 100th film was Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa.
|1980||Meenakshi||Tamil||Debut as Director|
|1981||Sumai||Tamil||Chandrasekhar (Tamil actor), S. Ve. Shekher|
|Sivappu Malli||Tamil||Vijayakanth, Chandrasekhar (Tamil actor)|
|1982||Ilanjodigal||Tamil||Karthik (actor), Suresh (actor), Arun Pandian|
|Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai||Tamil||Mohan (actor)|
|Kanne Radha||Tamil||Karthik (actor), Raja (Tamil actor)|
|Sivantha Kangal||Tamil||Vijayakanth, Rajesh (actor)|
|1983||Soorakottai Singakutti||Tamil||Prabhu (actor), Gemini Ganesan, Ramarajan|
|Idhu Enga Nadu||Tamil|
|Manaivi Solle Manthiram||Tamil||Mohan (actor) , Pandiyan (actor)|
|Seerum Singangal||Tamil||Suresh (actor), S. Ve. Shekher|
|1984||Shabash||Tamil||Vijayakanth, Radha Ravi|
|Kadamai||Tamil||Jaishankar, Anand Babu, Arjun Sarja|
|Vengayin Maindhan||Tamil||Vijayakanth, Mohan (actor) , S. Ve. Shekher, Pandiyan (actor), Jaishankar, Ramarajan|
|Sattathai Thiruthungal||Tamil||Mohan (actor) , Radha Ravi, Sathyaraj, Jaishankar|
|Vai Pandal||Tamil||Mohan (actor)|
|Pei Veedu||Tamil||Karthik (actor), S. Ve. Shekher|
|Nandri||Tamil||Karthik (actor),Arjun Sarja, A. V. M. Rajan|
|1987||Nilavai Kayil Pudichen||Tamil|
|Veeran Veluthambi||Tamil||50th film|
|1988||Manaivi Oru Manthiri||Tamil|
|Sathan Sollai Thattathe||Tamil|
|Purushan Enakku Arasan||Tamil|
|Devar Veettu Ponnu||Tamil|
|1994||Vaanga Partner Vaanga||Tamil|
|Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa||Tamil||100th film|
|Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela||Tamil|
|2013||Arya Surya||Tamil||125th film|
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- "Powerful year ahead for Rama Narayanan! – Times of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
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- "Rama Narayanan – Tamil Movie News – Rama Narayanan clinches it yet again! – Rama Narayanan | Rajinikanth | Sarath Kumar | Sathyaraj | Parthiban". Behindwoods.com. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "Tamil Nadu News : A role model for many film directors". The Hindu. 2 July 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "Tamil filmmaker Rama Narayanan dies in Singapore Hospital". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- Tamil filmmaker Rama Narayanan dead
- "Cara Mazaka ready for release". Sify.com. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2013.