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Thenandal Studio Limited

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Thenandal Studios Limited (TSL), formerly known as Sri Thenandal Films and Sri Thenandal Pictures, is an Indian production and distribution studio in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was founded by director Rama Narayanan.

Thenandal Studios Limited
Production Company
Founded 1976
Founder Rama Narayanan
Products Film Production
Film Distribution
Website https://www.thenandalfilms.com/

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HistoryEdit

Rama Narayanan set up Sri Thenandal Films in 1976 in Chennai, and the studio has gone on to distribute over 750 films across India. Sri Thenandal Films is one of the few producers in Tamil cinema to survive beyond 100 productions along with AVM, Modern Theatres, Gemini Studios, etc.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Sri Thenandal Films produced and distributed a series of devotional films directed by Rama Narayanan. The quick spate of releases titled after goddesses such as Palayathu Amman (2000), Nageswari (2001), Kottai Mariamman (2001) and Annai Kaligambal (2003), saw the studio garner an image of focussing solely on Hindu devotional subjects.[1]

In the 2010s, Murali Ramaswamy made a decision to actively purchase and distribute horror films, and experienced immediate success after Aranmanai (2014), Kanchana 2 (2015), Demonte Colony (2015) and Maya (2015) all became profitable ventures. The success of the studio's investment in that particular genre prompted them to finance smaller budget horror films including Strawberry (2015) and Jackson Durai (2016), in attempt to capitalise on the popularity of the genre across Tamil Nadu.[2][3][4] The studio also ventured into the production of stage plays in 2015, and financed Chillu, a futuristic science fiction play, performed in Chennai.[5] Hema Rukmani is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the production house.

Following the release of Atlee's Theri, Sri Thenandal Films signed Vijay and Atlee for another project together titled Mersal for their prestigious 100th movie in September 2016.[6][7]Mersal has turned out to be the biggest commercial hit by minting over Rs 235 crore at the worldwide box office and became one of the highest grossing Tamil films of 2017.[8][9]

Selected filmographyEdit

ProductionEdit


DistributionEdit

The following films are a list of films which were distributed by Sri Thenandal Films throughout Tamil Nadu, apart from their own productions:[10]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • [[[1]] Official website]