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Salem Chandrasekharan is a Tamil film producer. He has produced high-budget films like Ghajini and Sabari under Sree Saravana Creations.
Tamil cinema refers to Tamil-language motion pictures, which are primarily made in India. Based in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai. Kollywood is a colloquial term for this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.
A film producer is a person who oversees film production. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.
Ghajini is a 2005 Indian Tamil language martial arts film directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Salem Chandrasekharan. The film stars Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara, with Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan playing supporting roles. Pradeep Rawat plays identical twins. Harris Jayaraj composed the soundtrack and background music, while R. D. Rajasekhar and Anthony were the film's cinematographer and editor respectively. The film explores the life of a rich businessman who develops anterograde amnesia following a violent encounter in which his love interest was killed by the villain. He tries to avenge the killing with the aid of Polaroid Instant camera photographs, permanent tattoos on his body and a medical college student.
Before venturing into film production, he was a cinema distributor and a theatre owner in Salem called ARK Complex with three theatres.Sources say that he has sold / leased the 3 theatres due to loss in production since Ghajini was the only hit film under his banner. Currently the 3 theatres are closed due to renovation work.
Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 160 kilometres (100 mi) northeast of Coimbatore, 186 kilometres (116 mi) southeast of Karnataka state capital Bangalore and about 340 kilometres (210 mi) southwest of the state capital, Chennai. Salem is the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu by population and covers 124 km2 (48 sq mi).
Sullan is a 2004 Indian Tamil action masala drama film written and directed by Ramana. It stars Dhanush, along with Sindhu Tolani, Manivannan, Pasupathy and Easwari Rao among others. The film was composed by Vidyasagar. The film was opened to negative reviews from the film critics and audience. It was later dubbed in Telugu as Mourya.
February 14 is a 2005 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film directed by debutant S. P. Hosimin. Produced by Sri Saravanaa Creations, the film stars Bharath and Renuka Menon, whilst its soundtrack was composed by Bharathwaj. Having proved his acting skills in Kaadhal (2004), Bharath has yet again given a matured performance. The movie has received to positive reviews.
Sabari is a 2007 Tamil action film directed by Suresh. It stars Vijayakanth as the titular character in the lead role, while Jyothirmayi, Malavika, and Pradeep Rawat play supporting roles. Shooting for the film was done at various locations in India, including Chennai, Pondicherry and Rameswaram. Songs for the film were shot at Hong Kong. The film released on 17 March 2007 to positive reviews. This movie was running 120 Days but it was an average hit at the box office. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Hathiyaar.
Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter, best known for his work in Tamil cinema. After making his debut in Nerukku Ner (1997), Suriya landed his breakthrough role in Nandha (2001) and then had his first major commercial success with the thriller Kaakha Kaakha (2003). Following award-winning performances of a conman in Pithamagan (2003) and a hunchback in Perazhagan (2004), Suriya played a patient suffering from anterograde amnesia in the 2005 blockbuster Ghajini. He rose to stardom with dual roles of a father and son in Gautham Menon's semi-autobiographical Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His status as an action star was established with roles of a smuggler in Ayan (2009), and an aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy. Suriya has also found success with science fiction films like 7aum Arivu (2011) and 24 (2016). As of 2017, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.
Harris Jayaraj is an Indian film composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He composes soundtracks predominantly for Tamil films, while also having composed for a few films in Telugu and two films in Hindi. He has won 6 Filmfare Awards South and since 2001, he has received 17 Filmfare Awards South nominations. He has also won 6 Mirchi Music Awards, 5 Vijay Awards, 3 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, 3 International Tamil Film Awards and Big FM Awards. He has been honoured with Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu and Life Time Achievement Award from Konijeti Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Aaru is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by Hari. It stars Suriya and Trisha in lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film released on 9 December 2006 and was an average grosser at the Box-office.
Thagapansamy is a 2006 Indian Tamil language action film directed by Shiva Shanmugam and produced by Tiruchi Gopalji. The film starred Prashanth and Pooja in the lead roles, while Namitha, Karunas and Vincent Asokan played other supporting roles. Featuring music composed by Srikanth Deva, the film had a delayed release in 28 December 2006 after going through production problems.
Geetha Arts is an Indian film production and distribution company established in 1972 by Allu Aravind, brother-in-law of Chiranjeevi. The company is based in Hyderabad and has produced around 50 films in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi languages.
Murugadoss Arunasalam, commonly known by his stage name AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Tamil Film Industry. He is best known for his action Tamil films and Telugu films and for remaking them in Hindi cinema. This includes the Suriya, Asin-starrer Ghajini (2005) and its Hindi remake of the same name (2008) starring Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal who was the part of both the movies, along with the Vijay-starrer Thuppakki (2012) and its Hindi remake Holiday (2014) starring Akshay Kumar. His 2002 Tamil film Ramanaa was remade in Hindi as Gabbar Is Back (2015) starring Akshay Kumar as well. Murugadoss won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for his 2014 Tamil action-drama film Kaththi.
Pradeep Ram Singh Rawat is an Indian actor. He is notable for playing villainous roles in Bollywood and South Indian films.
Modern Theaters Ltd was an Indian film studio in Salem, Tamil Nadu started by T. R. Sundaram in 1935. The studio produced over more than 150 films until 1982 in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Sinhalese and even English of which Tamil were the majority.
Ramkumar Ganesan is an Indian film producer and actor. He is the head of Sivaji Productions, a film productions company that has produced several films, particularly featuring his father Sivaji Ganesan or his younger brother Prabhu Ganesan.
Peter Hein is an Indian action choreographer and stunt coordinator who has worked in many Bollywood and South Indian film productions. He became famous for his action sequences in films such as Anniyan (2005), Sivaji (2007), Ghajini (2008), Magadheera (2009), Enthiran (2010), Raavanan (2010), 7aum Arivu (2011), Kochadaiyaan (2014), Baahubali (2015), Pulimurugan (2016) Madhura Raja (2019) and Jack Daniel (2019). He has been nominated for the noted Taurus World Stunt Award against many big Hollywood names. He received a Filmfare Award for Best Action for his work in Ghajini. He was also the first recipient of the National Film Award for Best Stunt Choreographer for his work in Pulimurugan (2016).
Ghajini is a 2008 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, with the climax co-written by Aamir Khan, and produced by Allu Aravind, Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena. It stars Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan and Pradeep Rawat in lead roles, with Tinnu Anand, and Riyaz Khan in supporting roles. The score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman.
Krishnamoorthy. Balaji : was an Indian film producer and actor best known for his Tamil films including Billa (1980) and Vazhvey Maayam (1982).
Muktha Srinivasan was an Indian film director & producer.
SPI Cinemas is an Indian multiplex chain and film production company owned by the SPI Group, headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company began operating multiplexes in Chennai, and eventually expanded to several states in India. SPI is often lauded for its premium quality and inexpensive pricing. Its theatres, primarily Sathyam Cinemas, are often used by filmmakers for film premieres and audio launch events. Popcorn served at SPI Cinemas has received considerable praise from film goers and the media.
Killadi (English:Fiend) is a 2015 Indian Tamil action film directed by A. Venkatesh, and produced by Salem Chandrasekharan. It stars Bharath and Nila in the lead roles, while Vivek and Roja play pivotal roles. The music was composed by Srikanth Deva. After beginning production in 2006, the film went through production troubles before releasing on 30 January 2015.
Theni Kunjarammal was an Indian actress and playback singer who has worked in the Tamil film industry. As a playback singer, she has worked extensively with A. R. Rahman during the late 1990s and early 2000s for folk songs, while also regularly collaborating with Harris Jayaraj.
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