- R. K. Selvamani
R.K. Selvamani is a well known Tamil director. He is known to make many movies of the police or
R.K. Selvamani made his debut with the thriller
Pulan Visaranai; based on an allegation by Auto Shankarthat he had kidnapped many girls at the behest of some political bigwigs. This movie starring Vijaykanthwas the biggest hit of 1990 in tamil. It also fetched a state award for Sarath Kumarfor his portrayal of the villain character. He also made two movies based on assassination of Indira Gandhiand Rajiv Gandhi. The latter (based on Rajiv's assassination) got embroiled into controversies with the Indian Film Censor Boardand was cleared only recently (fourteen years after its completion). He also made Captain Prabhakaranstarring Vijaykanth in 1991 which is both the director's and Vijaykanth's biggest hit. He then made Chembaruthi; an unusual love story starring Roja (actress)and Prashanthin 1992. However, since 1997 he has had no hits. So he retired in 1999. (Though he directed Roja's 100th film "Durga" in 2001). After being instrumental in launching the TV Channel " Tamilthirai", he however had resigned from it now to start his next venture as director "Pulan Visaranai-2" with Prashanthas hero which may release soon.
Roja who debuted in his Chembaruthi acted in many of his hit films and later became his wife in 2001. In fact, he always stood by her during her most difficult times. He evenmortgaged his property in
Chennaito bail out Rojafrom a cheque bounce case.
*2007 - "
Pulan Visaranai 2"
*2007 - "Kutrapathirikkai" (banned since 1993)
*1999 - "Rajasthan"
*1997 - "Arasiyal"
*1995 - "Makkal Aatchi"
*1995 - "Raja Mudra" (Telugu)
*1994 - "Kanmani"
*1992 - "Chamanthi"
*1992 - "Chembaruthi"
*1991 - "Captain Prabhakaran"
*1990 - "Pulan Visaaranai"
* [http://www.thenisai.com/tamil/artists/d_r_k_selvamani.htm Selvamani at thenisai]
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