G N R Kumaravelan

Skills

Birthday: 22-11-1974
Age: 44
Star sign: Sagittarius

He is an India-based film director who works predominantly in the Tamil film industry. He is the son of the legendary director G.N. Rangarajan who has made films with superstar Kamal Haasan. He is famous for directing movies like ‘ Haridas’ and ‘ Yuvan Yuvathi.’ He has worked with all the legendary names in the Tamil film industry. Born to G.N. Rangarajan in Tamil Nadu, he was exposed to film making and direction from his childhood. His father has made films like ‘Maharasan’ and ‘Meendum Kokila’ after collaborating with Kamal Haasan. He was assisting the famous director Balu Mahendra in ‘Sathi Leelavathi’ as an early job and then went to superstar Kamal Haasan as an assistant director for movies like ‘ Marudhanayagam’ and ‘Ladies only.’ Unfortunately, both of the films couldn’t get released, but his hard work doesn’t go vain as he learned a lot of things from this experience. His debutant directorial was ‘ Ninaithale Inikkum’ which was a remake of Malayalam hit film ‘ Classmates.’ This drama film had a good star cast, but it didn’t do much good at the box-office and was considered a little above average movie. He was planning to cast R. Madhavan for his upcoming movie, but somehow the project didn’t go to floors, and he had to drop this idea. His second movie was romantic comedy starring Bharath and Santhanam.

It was titled ‘Yuvan Yuvathi’ but same as his first movie, it got a mixed review from the audiences as well as critics. He came under the spotlight in 2013 with his third movie called ‘Haridas’ starring Kishore and Sneha. It was drama genre revolving around a child. It attacks at the stereotypes about disability and forces us to introspect ourselves while looking at children with disability. This movie grossed positive reviews from all around. This film was included in the 11th Chennai International Film Festival, and the child artist Prithviraj, who played the role of a disabled child, was awarded a special jury award for his performance. He was nominated for the best director category in the Filmfare Awards for this film. His was recently working on his new project named ‘ Wagah’ starring Vikram Prabhu. Initially, it was decided that Alia Bhatt will be cast for opposite Vikram for this movie, but later on they took some other actress due to date’s problem. On asked about his new movie, he laughs and says that it is not about Wagah border. It is the story of a girl and a boy who falls in love and then tragedy follow to happen.

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