V. S. Raghavan (director)

V. S. Raghavan was an Indian film director, producer and audiographer in the 1950s and 1960s in the South Indian film industry. He produced his films under the banner of Revathi Productions and owned a recording studio.[1]

CareerEdit

Raghavan directed films including Kalvanin Kadhali (1955)[1], Sarangadhara (1958)[2], Manimegalai (1959)[3], Chandrika (1950 - Malayalam)[4].

V. S. Raghavan was working as the sound engineer in AVM studios and is the pioneer sound engineer in South India. He was trained by C. E. Biggs of Gemini Studios. Satya Harischandra, a Kannada film was dubbed into Tamil. It is the first dubbed film in Tamil cinema. V. S. Raghavan was the audiographer [5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

His full name was V. Srinivasa Raghavan, often simply credited as V. S. Raghavan. (not be confused with actor V. S. Raghavan). His first wife was Jayalakshmi with whom he had twelve children. His second wife lux R. Padma was actress from Tamil film industry.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Randor Guy (22 November 2008). "Kalvanin Kadhali 1955". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Manimekalai 1959". Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ B. Vijayakumar (8 March 2010). "Chandrika 1950". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. ^ Pillai, Swarnavel Eswaran (2015). Madras Studios: Narrative, Genre, and Ideology in Tamil Cinema. India: SAGE Publications. p. 107–108. ISBN 978-93-5150-121-3.
  6. ^ "Sayee and Subbulakshmi's Film Industry Relatives". Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.