Shankar - Bio and Creative Works

Shankar

FILM DIRECTOR • FILM PRODUCER • SCREENWRITER
Born
1963-08-17
Age
59
Citizenship
India
Place of Birth
Kumbakonam
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Bio

Shankar Shanmugam, credited as S. Shankar or his mononym Shankar, is an Indian filmmaker who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He made his debut as a director in the film Gentleman (1993), for which he won the Filmfare Best Director Award and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director. He is one of the highest paid film directors in India. - Wikipedia

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MOVIE • 2018 • Screenplay, Director, Story

An ornithologist who commits suicide returns as fifth force to wreack vengeance on mankind for harming birds with mobile phone radiation. The only thing that is standing in his way is 2.0, the upgraded version of Chitti, the robot.

MOVIE • 2015 • Screenplay, Director, Story

A deformed hunchback kidnaps a bride on the day of her marriage and holds her hostage while his connection to her and his targets is revealed in a series of flashbacks that unfold as he starts seeking revenge.

MOVIE • 2012 • Screenplay, Director

The plot of the film illustrates the embankment of two friends on a quest for a lost buddy, who was once an optimistic and successful student. On their journey, they recount their college life and special moments that the three shared up until their lost friend secretly parted ways after convocation. During their quest, the two encounter a rival classmate who once made a long forgotten bet with them, a funeral that goes impossibly out of control, and a wedding they must crash.

MOVIE • 2010 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Dr. Vasi invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's fiancée Sana and turns on his creator.

MOVIE • 2007 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.

MOVIE • 2005 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Unable to bear the growing corruption in society and rejection from his love interest, a meek lawyer becomes diagnosed with multiple personality disorder due to which the personalities of a vigilante killer and a supermodel start existing within him.

MOVIE • 2003 • Screenplay, Director, Story

The story centers on six youngsters, who experience the downfalls of teenage life. The film conveys a message about the importance of a good education and career over other distractions, such as romance and sex.

MOVIE • 2001 • Screenplay, Director, Story

TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not as easy as he thought it to be, with the lives of his near and dear ones now in danger on account of his honesty.

MOVIE • 1999 • Screenplay, Director, Story

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

MOVIE • 1998 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Vishu and Ramu are a pair of Indian twins living in America with their father, Rajamani. When Madhumita (Aishwarya Rai) and her brother come to America to get medical treatment for their ailing grandmother, Vishu and Ramu end up meeting them at the airport. Vishu falls in love with Madhumita, and the couple has everyone's blessing, except for Rajamani, who is estranged from his own twin brother. He only wants his sons to marry twin sisters, so Madhumita pretends to have a twin in order to please him. As Madhumita puts on a charade by creating Vaishnavi, all goes well, until Ramu falls in love with Vaishnavi. Now the truth must come out, before Madhumita has to marry both of Rajamani's twin sons.

MOVIE • 1996 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.

MOVIE • 1994 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Prabhu, a college student, falls in love with Shruthi, a governor's daughter. On knowing about their love affair, her father imprisons Prabhu and forbids him to meet Shruthi.

MOVIE • 1993 • Screenplay, Director, Story

Kicha is a modern-day Robin Hood, who along with his friend, Mani, steals from the rich to aid the poor. In society, he is a respected man who runs a small business.

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