P. Madhavan

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P. Madhavan
Palakrishnan. Madhavan

(1928-01-01)January 1, 1928
DiedDecember 6, 2003(2003-12-06) (aged 75)
Years active1963–1992
Parent(s)Father : Palakrishnan
Mother : Radhamani

Palakrishnan Madhavan (1 January 1928 - 6 December 2003) was an Indian film director and producer in Tamil cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. [1] Madhavan has directed 49 films and produced 39 films under the banner Arun Prasad Movies.



Madhavan started his career as an assistant to director T. R. Ragunath. He also worked as an associate director to C. V. Sridhar before becoming a full-fledged director. His notable films include Dheiva Thaai , Vietnam Veedu , Thanga Pathakkam , Kanne Pappa , and Kuzhanthaikkaga . He was also the first chairman and managing director of the M.G.R Film City and the State Film Development Corporation. [2] He has also served as a chairman of the National Film Awards.


Partial filmography

YearFilmCredited asLanguageNotes
1963 Mani Osai Green check.svgTamil
1963 Annai Illam Green check.svgTamil
1964 Dheiva Thaai Green check.svgTamil
1965 Neela Vanam Green check.svgTamil
1967Mugoortha NaalGreen check.svgGreen check.svgTamil
1967Penne Nee VazhgaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgTamil
1968 Enga Oor Raja Green check.svgGreen check.svgTamil
1968 Kuzhanthaikkaga Green check.svgTamil National Film Award for Best Child Artist by Baby Rani & National Film Award for Best Lyrics by Kannadasan
1969 Kanne Pappa Green check.svgTamil
1970 Vietnam Veedu Green check.svgTamilBased on stage play of same name
1970 Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Green check.svgGreen check.svgTamil National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
1970Nilave Nee SatchiGreen check.svgTamil
1970 Aansoo Aur Muskan Green check.svgHindiRemake of Kanne Pappa
1971 Sabatham Green check.svgTamil
1971 Thenum Paalum Green check.svgTamil
1972 Gnana Oli Green check.svgTamil Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
1972 Pattikada Pattanama Green check.svgGreen check.svgTamil National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
1972 Dil Ka Raja Green check.svgHindiRemake of Tamil film Enga Thanga Raja
1973 Ponnukku Thanga Manasu Green check.svgTamil
1973 Rajapart Rangadurai Green check.svgTamil
1974 Maanikka Thottil Green check.svgTamil
1974Murugan Kattiya VazhiGreen check.svgGreen check.svgTamil
1974 Thanga Pathakkam Green check.svgTamilBased on stage play of same name
1975Kasthuri VijayamGreen check.svgTamil
1975 Manithanum Deivamagalam Green check.svgTamilRemake of Telugu filmBuddhimanthudu
1975 Mannavan Vanthaanadi Green check.svgTamil
1975 Paattum Bharathamum Green check.svgGreen check.svgTamil25th Film
1976 Chitra Pournami Green check.svgTamil
1976Palutti valartha kiliGreen check.svgTamil
1976 Ennai Pol Oruvan Green check.svgTamil
1977Deviyin ThirumanamGreen check.svgTamil
1978 En Kelvikku Enna Bathil Green check.svgTamil
1978 Shankar Salim Simon Green check.svgTamilInspired from Amar Akbar Anthony
1979 Enippadigal Green check.svgTamilRemake of Telugu film Seetamalakshmi
1979Veettukku Veedu VasapadiGreen check.svgGreen check.svgTamilRemake of Telugu film Intinti Ramayanam
1980KurivikooduGreen check.svgTamil
1980Nan NanedhanGreen check.svgTamil
1981Aadugal NanaigindranaGreen check.svgTamil
1982 Hitler Umanath Green check.svgTamil
1984Sathyam NeeyeGreen check.svgTamil
1985Karaiyai Thodadha AlaigalGreen check.svgGreen check.svgTamil
1985 Ram Tere Kitne Nam Green check.svgHindiRemake of Raman Ethanai Ramanadi
1987 Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu Green check.svgTamil
1992 Agni Paarvai Green check.svgTamil


He died on 16 December 2003 at the age of 75 in Chennai. [2]

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