Rama Narayanan

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Rama Narayanan
BornKaraikudi
Other namesRamanarayanan, Ram Narayan
OccupationDirector, producer
Spouse(s)Radha (deceased)
ParentsRamasamy
Meenakshi Aachi
 
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Rama Narayanan
BornKaraikudi
Other namesRamanarayanan, Ram Narayan
OccupationDirector, producer
Spouse(s)Radha (deceased)
ParentsRamasamy
Meenakshi Aachi

Rama Narayanan is an Indian film director and producer. He holds a world record for directing the maximum number of films, helming 125 in 36 years.[1] In the 1980s, he was known as a director who specialised in shooting commercial films in which animals played vital roles,[2][3] while in the 1990s, several of his films were based on Hindu devotional subjects.[4] He has also headed the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) for three consecutive elections, before resigning in 2011.[5][6] Rama Narayanan has also a record of movies in 9 languages. They are Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Oriya and Malay.[7]

Career[edit]

Rama Narayanan came to Chennai intending to become a songwriter, but he became a dialogue writer for films. He and his friend M. A. Khaja started to write dialogues together under the pen name Ram-Rahim.[7]

In 1976, Rama Narayanan wrote his first story, screenplay and dialogue for the film Aasai Arubadhu Naal.[7] He produced his first film Meenakshi Kungumam in 1977 and directed his first film Sumai in 1981.[7] He also wrote the script for Chiranjeevi's film Punnami Naagu.[8] His 50th film was Veeran Veluthambi, for which M. Karunanidhi wrote the story and dialogue. His 100th film was Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa.[7]

Rama Narayanan was an MLA from the Karaikudi constituency in 1989 and the chairman of Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram in 1996. He has received the Kalaimamani award of the State Government.[7][9]

Notable filmography[edit]

As director
YearFilmLanguageNotes
1980MeenakshiTamil
1981SumaiTamil
Sivappu MalliTamil
1982IlanjodigalTamil
Chinnan SiragugalTamil
Teeratha Vilayattu PillaiTamil
Kanne RadhaTamil
Sivantha KangalTamil
1983Soorakottai SingakuttyTamil
Idhu Enga NaduTamil
Manaivi Solle MandhiramTamil
Seerum SingangalTamil
1984ShabashTamil
KadamaiTamil
Kaval KaidhigalTamil
Manmatha RajakkalTamil
Sattathai ThiruthungalTamil
Vai PandhalTamil
Pei VeeduTamil
Thiruttu RajakkalTamil
Vengayin MaindhanTamil
Maman MachanTamil
NandriTamil
Thangamadi ThangamTamil
1985VeeranTamil
KutravaaligalTamil
SikappukiliTamil
Chilipi YavvanamTelugu
IlamaiTamil
VeettukariTamil
ThandanaiTamil
VeshamTamil
Dayyala Meda
Sigappu NilaTamil
UrimaiTamil
Engal KuralTamil
Inspector Lakshmi
Chain JayapaulTamil
RahasiyamTamil
VetrikaniTamil
1986Jyothi MalarTamil
Kagitha OdamTamil
ChoruTamil
Mamiyaargal JaagrathaiTamil
Naga DevataMarathi
Karimedu KaruvayanTamil
Adutha VeeduTamil
1987Veeran VeluthambiTamil
Nilavai Kayil PudichenTamil
Megam KaruthitukkuTamil
Nalla PambuTamil
1988Manaivi Oru ManthiriTamil
Sahadevan MahadevanTamil
Makkal AnaiyittalTamil
Neruppu NilaTamil
Anjatha SingamTamil
1989Mananthal MahadevanTamil
Thangamana PurushanTamil
Thangamani RengamaniTamil
1990Aadi VelliTamil
Sathan Sollai ThattatheTamil
DurgaTamil
Vaaliba VilayattuTamil
Shakthi ParasakthiTamil
Avadellam PennaleyTamil
1991Thai PoosamTamil
Senthura DeviTamil
EeswariTamil
Aadi VirathamTamil
BhairaviKannada
1992SivashankariTamil
Madha KomadhaTamil
Purushan Enakku ArasanTamil
Devar Veettu PonnuTamil
Naga BalaTelugu
Gauravamma
1993SivarathiriTamil
Maavariki PelliTelugu
SambhaviKannada
DakshayiniKannada
1994Vaanga Partner VaangaTamil
BhuvaneshwariKannada
Naga JyotiOriya
1996Thirumbi PaarTamil
1997Nattupura NayaganTamil
1998JagadeeshwariKannada
1999MaayaTamil
Thirupathi Ezhumalai VenkatesaTamil100th film
2000Raja KaliammanTamil
Kandha Kadamba Kathir VelaTamil
KuberanTamil
Palayathu AmmanTamil
2001NageshwariTamil
Viswanathan RamamoorthyTamil
Kottai MariammanTamil
2002Shakalaka BabyTamil
2003Annai KaligambalTamil
2005Mannin MaindhanTamil
2010Kutti PisasuTamil
Bombat CarKannada
Cara MajakaTelugu
2012KalpanaKannada
Cinta BeruangMalay
2013Arya SuryaTamil125th film
As producer
As writer only

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