S. A. Chandrasekhar
S. A. Chandrasekar is an Indian film director, producer and writer who primarily works in Tamil films. He made his directorial debut with Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhanthai, He got his breakthrough with Sattam Oru Iruttarai (1981). He has directed over 70 movies in all south Indian languages and is known for directing socially-themed films.
|Known for||director in kollywood|
|Children||2, including Vijay|
|Relatives||See Chandrasekhar family|
S. A. Chandrasekhar is from Thangachimadam, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He is married to Shoba, a carnatic singer. He is the father of actor Vijay, who debuted in his directorial Naalaiya Theerpu. Chandrasekhar had a daughter Vidya who died at the age of 2. His brother-in-law S. N. Surendar is a playback singer and voice artist and his nephew Vikranth is an actor.
Chandrasekar has directed over 70 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Some of his hits include Vetri, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Neethikku Thandanai, Once More. He also directed hit Telugu movies such as Chattaniki Kallu Levu with Chiranjeevi. Most of his movies are with Vijayakanth and Vijay. His son acted more than sixteen films in his direction including special appearances. He has appeared in supporting roles in some movies such as Naan Sivappu Manithan. Directors S. Shankar, M. Rajesh, Ponram had worked with him as assistants.
In the early 2000s, Chandrasekhar slowed down his work as a director and focused on business interests, including on the construction of a three star hotel for his son. In 2000, he began pre-production work on a film titled Dhoosi with Sarathkumar but the project was later shelved.
S. A. Chandrasekhar is back after a break with a biopic on social activist Traffic Ramasamy (2018). S. A. Chandrasekhar who has an uncanny resemblance to real life is aptly cast and he does full justice to his role with his energetic performance.
|2016||Kodi||Tamil||Remade in Kannada as Dhwaja|
|2006||Aathi||Tamil||Remake of Athanokkade|
|1998||Priyamudan||Tamil||Remade in Telugu as Preminche Manasu |
Remade in Kannada as Nata
Remade in Hindi as Deewana Main Deewana
|1993||Jeevan Ki Shatranj||Hindi||Remake of Rajanadai|
|1992||Mera Dil Tere Liye||Hindi||Remake of Nanbargal|
|1992||Insaaf Ki Devi||Hindi|
|1991||Nanbargal||Tamil||Remade in Hindi as Mera Dil Tere Liye|
|1990||Azaad Desh Ke Gulam||Hindi||Remake of Tamil movie Sudhanthira Naattin Adimaigal|
|1990||Jai Shiv Shankar||Hindi||Remake of Malayalam movie Vartha|
|1989||Rajanadai||Tamil||Remade in Hindi as Jeevan Ki Shatranj|
|1988||Ithu Engal Neethi||Tamil|
|1988||Sudhanthira Naattin Adimaigal||Tamil|
|1987||Kudrat Ka Kanoon||Hindi||Remake of Neethikku Thandanai|
|1987||Sattam Oru Vilayaattu||Tamil|
|1987||Neethikku Thandanai||Tamil||Remade in Telugu as Nyayaniki Siksha |
Remade in Hindi as Kudrat Ka Kanoon
Remade in Kannada as Nyayakke Sikshe
|1986||Enakku Nane Needipathi||Tamil|
|1985||Naan Sigappu Manithan||Tamil||Loosely based on Death Wish |
Remade in Kannada as Mahatma
|1985||Balidaan||Hindi||Remake of Malayalam film Raktham|
|1984||Veetuku Oru Kannagi||Tamil|
|1984||Devanthakudu||Telugu||Remake of Geluvu Nannade|
|1983||Saatchi||Tamil||Remake of Malayalam film Raktham|
|1983||Samsaram Enbathu Veenai||Tamil|
|1983||Gedda Maga||Kannada||Remake of Moondru Mugam|
|1983||Geluvu Nannade||Kannada||Remade as Devanthakudu|
|1983||Balidaanam||Telugu||Remake of Pattanathu Rajakkal|
|1982||Nyaya Ellide||Kannada||Remake of Sattam Oru Iruttarai|
|1981||Chattaniki Kallu Levu||Telugu||Remake of Sattam Oru Iruttarai|
|1981||Sattam Oru Iruttarai||Tamil||Remade in Telugu as Chattaniki Kallu Levu|
Remade in Kannada as Nyaya Ellide
Remade in Malayalam as Maattuvin Chattangale
Remade in Hindi as Andha Kanoon
Remade in Tamil as Sattam Oru Iruttarai
|1978||Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhandhai||Tamil|
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