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Kalaipuli S. Thanu (born 15 January 1958) is an Indian film producer and distributor, known for his films produced in Tamil cinema. He made several films through his two production companies, V Creations and Kalaipuli Films International. His net worth as of 2016 is approximately $65 million. A large number of his films have been commercially successful, three of which are among the top-ten highest grossing Tamil films of all time.

Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Born (1958-01-15) 15 January 1958 (age 61)
Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm producer
Film director
Years active1985–present
ChildrenDhanu Paranthaman
Kala Prabhu


Personal lifeEdit

His son Kalaprabhu is a director who made his directorial debut with Sakkarakatti (2008).


S. Thanu began his career as a film financier and distributor, before becoming a producer and a partner at Kalaipuli Films with S. Thanu and Soori with Yaar? (1985), being their debut film as producers.[1] He initially was a publicity designer being responsible for christening Rajinikanth as "Superstar" and creating 35 feet cutout of him in a theatre.[2] He started his own company V. Creations and went on to produce commercially successful films like Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992), Kizhakku Cheemayile (1993), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Thuppakki (2012), Theri (2016) and Kabali (2016).


Director and composer

Awards and honoursEdit


  1. ^ Nettv4u Tamil (30 November 2015). "Interview with Kalaipuli G Sekaran - I took a movie for 600Rs - Nettv4u". Retrieved 8 December 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (4 June 2016). "The bigger, the better". Retrieved 8 December 2017 – via
  3. ^ "Producer Kalaipuli Thanu will release Vikranth's next film Thaakka Thaakka". 13 June 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Thanu procures world distribution rights of 'Ner Ethir'". Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Kalaipuli Thanu to release Pathinaru!". Retrieved 8 December 2017.
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