The KS Ravikumar birthday feature, where we gather easily available facts and present them using fancy looking bullets.
Director KS Ravikumar, whose divides his time between directing Rajinikanth movies, directing Kamalhassan movies and attending audio functions celebrates his birthday today. Known for his efficiency, he is the consummate producer’s director: reliable, hard working and thrifty.
⊗ He assisted Director Bharathiraja for sometime before becoming a director himself. He credits the directing great for instilling love and respect for the medium in him.
⊗In direct contrast to his mentor, KSR is known to be relaxed and cool on the sets.
⊗ The Director burst on to the Tamil Movie scene in 1990 with the genre breaking film Puriyaadha Pudhir and there has been no looking back ever since. The movie was a re-make of the Kannada movie Tarka, which was in itself an adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel called ‘The Unexpected Guest’.
⊗KSR has made forty odd movies, out of which six films are re-makes. No need to worry though, sources tell us that his Lingaa with the Superstar will have an original screenplay.
⊗ The Director in that bullet above? That was KSR.
⊗He has worked with almost all of the biggest actors ranging from Sivaji Ganesan (Padaiyappa) to Sanjay Dutt (Policegiri) .
⊗In a career spanning 20 odd years, the actor/director has made and been a part of movies in almost all the south indian languages.
⊗ KSR, as he’s known now, was born fifty six years ago today. In other words he’s 56 now.
⊗He makes it a point to appear in a small role in the movies he directs and this has only added to his popularity.
⊗KSR has made the most number of movies with actor Sarath Kumar (10) and actresses Simran and Ramya Krishnan. Funnily enough, it is stunt choreographer Kanal Kannan who has collaborated with KSR in the maximum number of films (16).
⊗KS Ravikumar’s assistants have gone on to become great directors in their own right. One example is Director Cheran. The latest is director Gaurav, who is making Sigaram Thodu with Vikram Prabhu is also a protege of KSR.
⊗ Our subeditors are underpaid and only edit half the bullet points.
⊗ The director is currently shooting for the period movie Lingaa with Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha. Like you didn’t know.