Murugadoss A R

AR Murugadoss is the leading directors of South Cinema. He is considered as the Tamil cinema’s golden messenger with biggest blockbusters to his credit. Murugadoss is the first director to deliver a 100-crore hit with Aamir Khan’s “Ghajini”, a remake to his own Tamil film by the same title. Murugadoss’s ability to narrate stories as a storyteller was surfaced eariler during his college days and most of his stories were published in the Magazines.

He learned the art of script writing and nuances of direction under the tutelage of veteran director P Kalaimani. He even assisted the director Praveen Gandhi for Nagarjuna’s multi-lingual movie “Ratchagan” (Rakshakudu in Telugu) and Telugu movie “Kalisundam Raa” directed by Uday Shankar. After working with SJ Surya for “Kushi”, Surya recommended him to Ajit Kumar and got a chance to direct “Dheena” followed by one of the biggest blockbusters “Ramana”, based on corruption. The movie was later remade in Telugu as “Tagore” and in Hindi as “Gabbar”.

With stupendous success in Tamil, Murugadoss spread his wings in Hindi and Telugu cinema. His directorial debut in Hindi “Ghajini” turned out to be the first-ever Indian movie to cross Rs 100 crore collections. He directed only one Telugu movie “Stalin” with Chiranjeevi. Murugadoss has the distinction of the only Indian director to direct 2 movies which collected over 100 crore in the same year. His films “Kathi” in Tamil and “Holiday” in Hindi both collected over 100 crores in 2014.