A.R. Murugadoss

A.R. Murugadoss (Aka) Murugadoss Arunasalam

 Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India
 Dheena (2001)

About Me

A. R. Murugadoss is a famous and successful director in Kollywood, the Indian based film industry. He has done four films. He has directed top heroes in Ajith Kumar, Vijaykanth, Surya and Chiranjeevi. His four films have been classified hits and Ghajini especially received rave reviews for hi style of directing. Aside from directing the movie, he produces movies and writes screenplays. His native place is Trichy, Tamilnadu. He studied B.A in Bishop Heber College, Trichy during 1987-90. In the College he had the great affinity towards Tamil films and friends. During his college days, he was active in cultural events, particularly in performing stage mimic shows imitating 'Kirubanantha Variar' and famous personalities of cine field. As a student, he was a calm and humble person but his multiple talents during college days and inter-college cultural competitions was often appreciated by all levels of students and teachers. His respect to the College and his close friend circle was expressed by using their names and the college name in his second hit movie, 'Ramana'. S. J. Suryah recommended Murugadoss to Ajith Kumar for directing his debut film, Dheena. His next films were Ramana, Ghajini, and Stalin His fifth film was Ghajini, which was a Hindi remake of his same-titled 2005 film and marked his Bollywood debut. In 2012 he directed the action thriller Thuppakki, starring Vijay and produced by S. Dhanu released on Diwali 2012. He also directed the Hindi remake of the film, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty which crossed over INR100 crore. In 2014 he was the writer and producer for the fantasy film Maan Karate starring Sivakarthikeyan which was directed by his former assistant Thirukumaran which became a "hit" at box office. In 2014 he directed the action thriller Kaththi starring Vijay and produced by Ayngaran International released on Diwali 2014 to mostly positive reviews and was a huge commercial success.Kaththi was a critically acclaimed film which showcased many issues of farmer.