T. R. Raghunath

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T. R. Raghunath
Thimatchipuram Rajagopal Raghunath

(1912-07-16)16 July 1912
Died2 January 1990(1990-01-02) (aged 77)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)M. S. Saroja [2]
ChildrenKalyani Saichandran
Karthik Raghunath
Jamuna Jaishankar
Rajaram Raghunath
Jeeva Raghunath

Thimatchipuram Rajagopal Raghunath (16 July 1912 – 2 January 1990) was an Indian film director. He was the younger brother of film director Raja Chandrasekhar. [3]



Raghunath started his film career as an assistant director in Gnanasoundari (1935). He then worked as a sound recordist in Dhara Sasangam (1936) for Sreenivasa Cinetone before making his directorial debut the same year with Kizhattu Mappillai . He directed more than 30 films in Tamil. M. G. Ramachandran featured in minor roles in a couple of his films during 1940s. Subsequently, he directed M. G. Ramachandranin Raja Desingu movie, released in 1960, after much delay in production. [1]

Raghunath later went on to become a technical adviser at Karpagam Studios, after which he was appointed the President of the Madras branch of the Films Division of India (FDI). [1]


YearFilmProduced by:
1936 Kizhattu Mappillai Sreenivasa Cinetone
1939 Jothi Jothi Pictures
1941 Vedavathi Alladhu Seetha Jananam Shyamala Pictures
1942 Tamizhariyum Perumal Uma Pictures
1944 Mahamaya Jupiter Pictures
Prabhavathi Krishna Pictures
1946 Arthanaari Kalaivani Films
Madras United Artistes Corporation
1947 Udayanan Vasavadatta Uma Pictures
1951 Vanasundari Krishna Pictures
Singari National Productions
1952 Mappillai National Productions
1954 Vilayattu Bommai Sri Sukumaran Productions
1955 Ulagam Palavitham National Productions
Kanavane Kankanda Deivam Narayanan Company
Maheswari Modern Theatres
1956 Marma Veeran Mehboob Studio
1957 Allavuddin Adbhuta Deepam Jai Shakti Pictures
Rani Lalithangi T. N. R. Productions
Yaar Paiyyan Vijaya Films
1958 Kanniyin Sabatham Jupiter Pictures
Mangalya Bhagyam Krishna Pictures
1959 Vannakili Modern Theatres
1960 Anbukkor Anni Film Center
Raja Desingu Krishna Pictures
1961 Marutha Nattu Veeran Sri Ganesh Prasad Movies
1962 Kavitha Modern Theatres
Vikramaadhithan Jaya Bharat Productions
1971 Lora Neeyevide (Malayalam film)Excel Productions
Thirumagal Govindarajaa Films
1972 Mappillai Azhaippu
1974 Angathattu (Malayalam film)Azeem Company

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