Kalaipuli S. Thanu

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Kalaipuli S. Thanu is an Indian film producer and distributor, known for his films produced in Tamil cinema. He has produced several films through his two companies, V Creations and Kalaipuli Films International. Many of his films have been commercially successful, three of which are among the top-ten highest grossing Tamil films. He has won two National Film Awards, two Cinema Express Awards and one Filmfare Awards South.

Kalaipuli S. Thanu
Born (1958-01-15) 15 January 1958 (age 63)
Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm producer
Film director
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Kala

Personal lifeEdit

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

CareerEdit

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 a 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 Cooliekkaran (1987), Nallavan (1988), Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992), Kizhakku Cheemayile (1993), Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000), Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Thuppakki (2012), Theri (2016), Kabali (2016), Asuran (2019) and Karnan (2021).

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Year Film Role
1994 Magalir Mattum Cameo appearance

ProductionEdit

No Year Film Cast Director(s) Notes Ref.
1 1985 Yaar? Arjun, Nalini, Jaishankar, J. V. Somayajulu Sakthi-Kannan [3]
2 1987 Cooliekkaran Vijayakanth, Rupini Rajasekhar [4]
3 1988 Nallavan Vijayakanth, Raadhika S. P. Muthuraman [5]
4 1990 Pudhu Padagan Vijayakanth, R. Sarathkumar, Amala Akkineni S. Thanu Director and Composer [6]
5 1991 Thaiyalkaran R. Parthiepan, Aishwarya, Saikumar Pudipeddi, Sreeja, Charmila S. P. Muthuraman [7]
6 1992 Vanna Vanna Pookkal Prashanth, Mounika, Vinodhini Balu Mahendra [8]
7 1993 Kizhakku Cheemayile Vijayakumar, Raadhika Bharathiraja [9]
8 1997 V. I. P. Prabhu Deva, Abbas, Simran, Rambha Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy [10]
9 1999 Mannavaru Chinnavaru Sivaji Ganesan, Arjun, Soundarya, Maheswari P. N. Ramachandra Rao [11]
10 1999 Mugam Nassar, Roja, Manivannan Gnana Rajasekaran [12]
11 2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai, Abbas Rajiv Menon [13]
12 2001 Aalavandhan Kamal Haasan, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala Suresh Krissna [14]
13 2003 Punnagai Poove Nandha, Rekha Vedavyas, Kaveri Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy [15]
14 2003 Kaakha Kaakha Suriya, Jyothika Gautham Vasudev Menon [16]
15 2005 Maayavi Suriya, Jyothika Singampuli [17]
16 2005 Sachein Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Bipasha Basu John Mahendran [18]
17 2005 Thotti Jaya Silambarasan, Gopika V. Z. Durai [19]
18 2006 Chennai Kadhal Bharath, Genelia D'Souza Vikraman [20]
19 2007 Thirumagan S. J. Suryah, Meera Jasmine, Malavika, Lakshana, Preethi Varma M. Rathnakumar [21]
20 2008 Sakkarakatti Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj, Ishita Sharma, Vedhika Kala Prabhu [22]
21 2009 Kanthaswamy Vikram, Prabhu, Krishna, Shriya Saran Susi Ganesan [23]
22 2012 Thuppakki Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal AR Murugadoss [24]
23 2014 Arima Nambi Vikram Prabhu, Priya Anand, J. D. Chakravarthy Anand Shankar [25]
24 2016 Kanithan Atharvaa, Catherine Tresa, Tarun Arora T. N. Santosh [26]
25 2016 Theri Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson Atlee Kumar [27]
26 2016 Kabali Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Sai Dhanshika Pa. Ranjith [28]
27 2017 Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Vivek, Hrishikesh, Samuthirakani Soundarya Rajinikanth [29]
28 2017 Indrajith Gautham Karthik, Ashrita Shetty, Sonarika Bhadoria Kala Prabhu [30]
29 2018 Sketch Vikram, Tamannaah Bhatia Vijay Chandar [31]
30 2018 60 Vayadu Maaniram Prakash Raj, Vikram Prabhu, Samuthirakani, Indhuja Ravichandran Radha Mohan [32]
31 2018 Thuppakki Munai Vikram Prabhu, Hansika Motwani Dinesh Selvaraj [33]
32 2019 Hippi Kartikeya, Digangana Suryavanshi, J. D. Chakravarthy Krishna Telugu Movie [34]
33 2019 Asuran Dhanush, Manju Warrier Vetrimaaran [35]
34 2021 Karnan Dhanush, Rajisha Vijayan Mari Selvaraj [36]
35 2021 Naarappa Venkatesh, Priyamani Srikanth Addala Telugu Movie [37]

DistributionEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

National Film Awards
Cinema Express Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
Vijay Awards
Edison Awards
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards
IIFA Utsavam
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards

ReferencesEdit

  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 www.thehindu.com.
  3. ^ "Yaar (1985)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.tamilmdb.com/movie/2686/1987-cooliekkaran
  5. ^ "Nallavan (1988)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Puthuppadagan (1990)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Thaiyalkaran (1991)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Vanna Vanna Pookkal (1992)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0155809/awards
  10. ^ "V.I.P (1997)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  11. ^ https://www.tamilmdb.com/movie/3826/1999-mannavaru-chinnavaru
  12. ^ https://www.filmiclub.com/movie/mugam-1999-tamil-movie
  13. ^ "Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Aalavandaan (2001)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612570/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  16. ^ https://www.fantastikindia.fr/site/Kaakha-kaakha-The-police
  17. ^ https://www.tamilmdb.com/movie/4305/2005-maayavi
  18. ^ "Sachein (2005)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  19. ^ https://www.nowrunning.com/movie/2417/tamil/thotti-jaya/index.htm
  20. ^ "Chennai Kadhal (2006)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  21. ^ https://www.nowrunning.com/movie/3331/tamil/thirumagan/index.htm
  22. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news-1/sep-08-01/sakkarakatti-02-09-08.html
  23. ^ "Kanthasamy (2009)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Thuppakki (2012)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  25. ^ "Arima Nambi (2014)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  26. ^ "Kanithan (2016)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  27. ^ "Theri (2016)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  28. ^ "Kabali (2016)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  29. ^ "Vellai Illa Pattathari 2 (2017)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  30. ^ "Indrajith (2017)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  31. ^ "Sketch (2018)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  32. ^ "60 Vayathu Maaniram (2018)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  33. ^ "Thuppakki Munai (2018)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  34. ^ "Hippi (2019)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  35. ^ "Asuran (2019)". MovieBuff. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  36. ^ "Dhanush's film with Mari Selvaraj is titled Karnan. Sivaji Ganesan's fans are not happy". 9 January 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  37. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (22 January 2020). "Telugu remake of 'Asuran' titled 'Naarappa' starring Venkatesh". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  38. ^ "Producer Kalaipuli Thanu will release Vikranth's next film Thaakka Thaakka". behindwoods.com. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  39. ^ "Thanu procures world distribution rights of 'Ner Ethir'". sify.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  40. ^ "Kalaipuli Thanu to release Pathinaru!". sify.com. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2017.

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