Thursday, February 19, 2015

KARTHIK SUBBARAJ - Tamil Director - PIZZA - JIGARTHANDA - IRAIVI - Movies Director - A Software Engineer to Change into Director through the KALAIGNAR TV Programme for new comers in NAALAIYA IYAKKUNAR - Now his 3rd film IRAIVI is ongoing project - Art by Anikartick,Chennai

Karthik Subbaraj

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Karthik Subbaraj
Director Karthik Subbaraj in December, 2012.jpg
BornMadurai, India
OccupationFilm director
Years active2012–present
Karthik Subbaraj – started his career working as a software engineer in Bangalore working for Infosys. During this period he got interested in film making. He learnt the basics of film making, during a one-day workshop run by Sanjay Nambiar.
In the course of his work as a software engineer, he was deputed to U.S. A where he further enhanced his film making skills by making a number of short films and assisting other Indie film makers.
Once he was back in India, he made a short film "Kaatchipizhai" in Madurai, which was selected for "Naalaya Iyakunar". He went on to make his directorial debut with the 2012 thriller film Pizza which was a low budget film, but earned huge profits.
His latest venture Jigarthanda which deals with the Madurai underworld was released in september 2014 and received critical acclaims. The film stars Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon, Bobby Simha and Karuna.

Personal life

Karthik Subbaraj attended Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai-15. He specialized in mechatronics. He attendedSBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Madurai ".[3]


As director
As actor
Short films
  • Raavanam
  • Thuru
  • Petti Case
  • We
  • Broken Gods
  • Buoyants
  • Kaatchipizhai - Parallax
  • Cause & Effect
  • React
  • Last Train
  • Who's the Indian
  • Outpourings
  • Dark Game
  • Black & White
  • Neer
The Hindu News :
Karthik Subbaraj
Age: 30
Route to success: I worked in a software company in Bangalore and made short films during weekends. I learnt the basics during a one-day workshop called Film Camp Sanjay Nambiar. Out of the five years I spent in software, I was in the U.S. for two. I worked with an indie filmmaker called Mark Williams, a lawyer who was making a zero budget family drama called Move Me. I had assisted him in a documentary made for the church and also did live sound and ran second unit. I made two short films in the U.S. but it was Kaatchipizhai that I made in Madurai that got selected for Naalaya Iyakunar. Thuru was my most popular short, Vijay Sethupathy acted in it and my comedy Black and White went to fests and Neer , the film I made for the final round earned me the second prize.
Learning from the show: “I was doing it the amateur way, doing everything myself tillNaalaya Iyakunar . They said you need crew members, they insisted on having proper production values. So I learnt a lot about making films for that show... Sound design, working with a crew, handling budget. I spent about Rs. 15,000 per film on an average. I had some money from my savings and my parents supported me.”
First film: It took Karthik a year and a half before he started Pizza . I met a lot of producers and made many contacts through the show and the guidance from the judges Madhan and Pratap Pothen was invaluable. Sundar, an executive producer who worked with CV Kumar put me in touch and he liked my films. The first script I narrated was Jigarthanda . He liked it but wanted to do a smaller film. That’s how I wrote Pizza .
Signature style: “I haven’t yet found out. I don’t want the film to say it is a Karthik Subbaraj film because anyway they will come to know when they see my name in the credits. I am not fixed about anything. I start writing with an open mind without thinking about genre and realise only after writing, that it falls under many genres.”
Next: Jigarthanda . He just completed a long schedule in Madurai. The film starring Siddharth, Lakshmi Menon, Bobby Simha and Karuna will be ready by December.
Links to short films:

DEVA Music Director - One of the Tamil Popular Music Composers in Tamil Nadu,Also Known for Singing Gana Songs and first introduced Tamil Gana Songs into Tamil films - Portrait art by Artist Anikartick,Chennai

Deva (music director)

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Born20 November 1950 (age 64)[1]
OriginTamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director
InstrumentsVocals (playback singing), guitar, keyboard/harmonium/piano
Years active1988–present
Devanesan Chokkalingam is an Indian film composer and singer. He has composed songs and provided background music for TamilTeluguMalayalamand Kannada films in a career spanning about 20 years. Many know his gaanasongs, written mostly using Madras Tamil. He is known as the "Father of Gaana Genre" in the Tamil film industry.
Deva has composed music for many films within a very short period. He debuted as a film music director in the film Manasukkeththa Maharaasa in 1989. In the intervening years he has composed music for a total of more than 400 films.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Deva was born to M. C. Chokkalingam and M. C. Krishnaveni. Even in his childhood, Deva was attracted to the world of music. Teaming up with Chandra Bose, he staged many musical programmes. He started learning classical music under Dhanraj and completed a course in Western music at Trinity College of Music in London. His son Srikanth Deva is also a music director, as are his brothers, who have formed the duo Sabesh-Murali. His nephew Jai is an actor.


Before coming to cinema, Deva worked for some time in the television field. In those days Deva's brothers were working in the musical troupes of Illayaraja and other music directors as instrumentalists. But Deva took special interests for self-improvement in his profession and at the same time he was looking for chances to enter movies. But the benefits of those efforts did not bear fruit easily. Only after much hardship he managed to enter the field with the help of some friends and his four brothers. Just after his entry, the production work of those films, for which negotiations were on for fixing Deva as the music director, could not get completed and some other films with his music could not be released at all.
Deva continued his search for an opening, which finally began yielding results in 1989. His first film, Manasukketha Maharasa, was released in 1989. He was then called to work on the movie Vaigasi Poranthachu. This film was a huge hit and Deva was praised for his work. After the release of Vaikaasi Poranthaachu, his name became known throughout the Tamil community.[1][3]
So far he has composed music for more than 400 films, which include Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. He is also famous for his compositions for religious films. He was widely acclaimed for his scores for Rajinikanth starrer Basha. His other famous compositions include Annamalai and Baasha, both starring Super Star Rajnikanth.
Behind Deva's great success, there are his brothers also, which fact he won't deny too! He says: 'If I stand at this height as a music director, the supportive reason behind this is my brothers. They too work hard like me. That's why it was possible for me to accomplish the task of composing music for such huge number of films! So to say, all my 4 brothers have their own share in my present success!'
As a brother Deva showers upon them (brothers) his heart-felt felicitations and his brothers, on their part, continue to take greater pains professionally, to add to the well-meaning achievements of Deva in the future also! This quality of Deva has enhanced his image among the top brass of the cineworld! Hence, veteran music director M.S.Viswanathan has conferred upon Deva the most suitably coined title, "Thenisai Thentral". As if doing full justification to this title, Deva's tunes and musical scores never fail to pour sweet honey in the form of melodious songs into our 'yearning' ears! Among the films whose music was composed by Deva, 7 became silver jubilee hits! 100 days films were 34.
In Kannada, he composed music for many blockbuster films. All the songs in the 1997 super hit film Amrutha Varshinistarring South Actors Ramesh AravindSuhasini ManiratnamSharath Babu and others is still remembered by the audience. The songs in the film are considered as the evergreen songs in the history of Kannada Cinema and they are the most sung songs in the reality shows even today. Deva has composed songs for many block buster hit films starring South Super StarDr. Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. The films Kotigobba, Simhadriya Simha, Raja Narasimha, Kadamba, Vishnu Sena were all the films in their combination. The songs Kaverige Kaalungura, Sahasa Simha, Annayya Thammayya, Priya Priya, Kalladare Naanu, Barthanavva Bhoopa, Malnad Adike, Pancha Koti Kannadigare, Yamini Yaaramma, Sangathiye, History Gotha written by Kannada Star Upendra and all the songs above sung by Indian play back singer Dr.S. P. Balasubrahmanyam are super hit songs and still remain as the favourites of the Kannada audience.
He recently made a special appearance in the film Modhi Vilayadu. On 31 July 2011, Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha has made him as the head of the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nadaga Mandram. In 2014, Anirudh Ravichander chose Deva to sing a gaana song in his album Maan Karate and labelled Deva as the "father of the Gaana genre".[4]


Veteran music director M. S. Viswanathan conferred the title Thenisai Thendral upon Deva for his contributions.


In 1990, he received his first Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director. He received the Tamil Nadu Government'sKalaimamani Award in the year 1992. In 1995, the film Aasai brought him another state film award. For Baasha, he got the Tamil Nadu Arts and Cultural Academy Award. Award by Guinness world records for Sivappu Mazhai world fastest movie from script to screening. He has also been honoured by awards from popular journals like DinakaranCinema Express andScreen.


One of the major criticisms against Deva is plagiarism.[5] He is known for lifting snippets and sometimes even the full song from famous old and recent English pop songs and using them as his own. Some of the alleged lifts include famous boy band Blue, the song "Alane" by Wes, Celine dion, Pakistani band Junoon, English bands Sasha, Linkin Park, The Wonders, Michael Jackson,Dr.Alban, Backstreet Boys, etc.

Partial filmography[edit]

Tamil films[edit]

YearFilm TitleNotes
1989Manasukketha MaharasaDebut film as a composer
Kaaval Poonaigal
1990Vaigasi PoranthachuWinner Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Mannukketha Maindhan
Namma Ooru Poovatha
1991Pudhu Manithan
Vasanthakala Paravai
Kizhakku karai
Nadodi Kadhal
Gangaikarai Paattu
Mangalyam Thanthunane
1992Amma Vanthaachu
Oor Mariyadhai
Government Mappillai
Pondatti Rajyam
Therku Theru Machan
Unakkaga Piranthen
Pattathu Raani
Rojavai Killathe
Moondravadhu Kann
1994En Aasai Machan
Namma Annachi
Jallikattu Kaalai
Pathavi Pramanam
Manasu Rendum Pudhusu
1995AasaiWinner Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
BaashaNominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Gandhi Pirantha Mann
Nadodi Mannan
Pongalo Pongal
Maaman Magal
Thaikulame Thaikulame
1996Avvai Shanmugi
Gokulathil Seethai
Gopala Gopala
Kadhal KottaiNominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Kalloori Vaasal
Maanbumigu Maanavan
Kaalam Maari Pochu
Bharathi Kannamma
Dharma Chakkaram
Ettupatti Rasa
Vaaimaye Vellum
Kadhal Palli
Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen
Kalyana Vaibhogam
Mappillai Gounder
Nerukku NerNominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nalla Manasukkaran
Once More
Periya Thambi
Rettai Jadai Vayasu
Periya Manushan
Thedinen Vandhadhu
1998En Uyir Nee Thaane
Kaadhale Nimmadhi
Kannedhirey Thondrinal
Urimai Por
Ninaithen Vandhai
Sundara Pandian
1999Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham
Anantha Poongathe
Chinna Raja
Kanave Kalaiyadhe
Kannodu Kanbathellam
Anbulla Kadhalukku
Minsara Kanna
Unnaruge Naan Irundhal
Guru Paarvai
VaaliNominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Vetri Kodi Kattu
Eazhaiyin Sirippil
KushiWinner Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
MugavareeNominated : Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Sandhitha Velai
Unnai Kann Theduthey
Thai Porandachu
Manu Needhi
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum
Kannukku Kannaga
Sri Raja Rajeswari
Veettoda Mappillai
Love Marriage
Kadal Meengal
Ulagai Vilai Pesava
Pammal K. Sambandam
Vivaramana Aalu
2003Chokka Thangam
Kadhal Kirukkan
2004Devathayai Kanden
Adi Thadi
Engal Anna
Maha Nadigan
Nanbanin Kadhali
Super Da
Solli Adippen
Pasupathi C/O Rasakkapalayam
Cheena Thaana 001
2010Sivappu Mazhai
Pen Singam
Kutti Pisasu
2012Kondaan Koduthaan
2014Dummy Tapassu

Kannada films[edit]

Telugu films[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]


  • Mahabharatham
  • Vaira Nenjam

Reused tunes[edit]